Mar 12, 2019 / 11:30 am
The Diocese of Brooklyn has demanded an apology from the NBC network, calling jokes comparing Catholics to supporters of a disgraced singer charged with child sexual abuse "disgraceful and offensive."
The jokes were broadcast by the late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live on March 9. Cast member Pete Davidson suggested that the only difference between practicing Catholicism and supporting disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly is that Kelly's music is "significantly better."
The Brooklyn diocese released a statement condemning the routine on Monday.
"The Diocese of Brooklyn is demanding an immediate public apology from Saturday Night Live and NBC," the statement from the diocese said.