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Crowd protests on ‘SNL’ vaccine joke as anti-Semitism



“Saturday Night Live” did not get a laugh on West 49th Street when dozens showed up with bullhorns and signs to protest a joke from the week before about vaccinations in Israel.

Audiences led hours before the show aired by former State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, shouting “Shame on NBC!” and “Anti-Semitism is not fun!” outside NBC’s West 49th Street entrance.

Comedian Michael Che had triggered setbacks when he joked with a recent segment “Weekend Update”: “Israel reports that they have vaccinated half of their population. I would guess it is the Jewish half.”

“It’s amazing that they have not apologized yet,” Hikind told The Post.

“They did something so creepy, so horrible, that I’m personally tired of a big network like NBC indulging in spreading hatred. That’s basically what they did. ”

He promised to continue “what needs to be done” until the problem is recognized.

“I will not keep quiet about these things that really threaten the Jewish people,” he said.

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Dov Hikind led the protest outside the SNL studio in Midtown, seen here in an archive photo.
Brian Zak / NY Post


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