“Saturday Night Live” solid member Michael Che is in scorching water after making a joke on this week’s “Weekend Update” section that some have deemed anti-Semitic. While many of the opening section was devoted to lambasting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over his now-infamous journey to Cancun, one transient joke made by Che sparked intense reactions on social media. The star commented on a current headline about Israel’s efforts to vaccinate towards the coronavirus.”Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their inhabitants,” he stated. “And I’m going to guess it was the Jewish half.” The joke referenced the truth that Israel has confronted worldwide criticism for largely excluding Palestinians within the occupied West Bank and Gaza from its extremely profitable vaccination marketing campaign. It held up the cargo for 2 days as the federal government confronted questioning from a parliamentary committee earlier than finally approving it. Israeli lawmakers, nevertheless, beforehand instructed utilizing the vaccines as a bargaining chip for the discharge of captives held by the territory’s militant Hamas rulers.’SNL’ MOCKS ‘DUMBEST’ IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AFTER TRUMP ACQUITTED AGAIN It didn’t take lengthy earlier than Che obtained backlash for the joke, which many deemed anti-Semitic. “Michael Che’s blatantly antisemitic joke tonight? Not cute, @nbcsnl,” wrote one person.”Michael Che being blatantly antisemitic on snl???? HOW IS THIS OK? @nbcsnl,” added one other.”I used to be totally appalled final night time by Michael Che’s anti-Semitic dig.  He’s offended the trans neighborhood within the current previous as properly. There’s a distinction between sharp comedy and what he is doing. Time for some sensitivity coaching,” one other person wrote.”Really @snl? That Israel joke from Michael Che is NOT okay,” one other added.After his title started trending on Twitter, individuals additionally rushed to defend the comic and reward him for attempting to spotlight the state of affairs occurring in Israel.’BRIDGERTON’ STAR REGE REGE-JEAN PAGE TO HOST ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ WITH MUSICAL GUEST BAD BUNNY”Thank you Michael Che! Don’t give in to the critics! #SNL,” one defender wrote.”Hats off to Michael Che for intentionally or not, elevating an necessary query that isn’t being requested about Israel’s Covid vaccination efforts!” wrote one other.”Leave Michael Che alone. If you are upset about that joke; wait till you study discrimination in Israel,” added one other.”Michael Che is an excellent comedian and opposition to apartheid should not be conflated with anti-Semitism,” one other person added.Che has beforehand been criticized for his jokes on “Weekend Update.” Most not too long ago, he was accused of creating remarks that have been offensive to the transgender neighborhood over a Nov. 2 joke about President Biden ending Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals within the army. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER
Michael Che is catching backlash for a joke he made on ‘Weekend Update.’ 
(Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)”President Biden signed an govt order repealing Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving within the army,” Che stated through the Jan. 30 episode. “It’s excellent news, besides Biden is asking the coverage: ‘do not ask, do not tuck,’ which isn’t excellent news.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn addition to Cruz and Israel, this week’s “Weekend Update” section additionally took jabs at Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Mars rover, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce and way more.The Associated Press contributed to this report.