Let's take a break from the pre-election skits and focus on Adele, who for the first time hosted "Saturday Night Live" and nailed it!!
In her opening monologue she referenced her first time on SNL' as the musical guest in 2008 and thanked Sarah Palin for starting her career! "Sarah Palin babes, thanks for everything." She also talked about how she doesn't know anything about American politics saying, "I mean I'm British you know." And then we finally we got an album update! She starts off answering questions about why she is not singing tonight, saying her album is not finished, and she too was scared to do both. Adele also joked about her weight loss blaming it on the COVID-19 travel restrictions saying, "I had to travel light and could only bring half of me." Adele wasn't the musical guest, but gives fans little snippets of her greatest hits for 'The Bachelor' skit. Fans on social loved it!
To conclude her sketch, Adele treated the live audience to the song's chorus. "Thank you everyone, catch me next week on Love Island," she joked.
There was, though, one sketch that caught some heat. The sketch on African Tourism lit social media up. Adele, Kate McKinnon, and Heidi Gardner portrayed divorced women who moved to Africa in order to hook up will well-built tribesmen. White women were being wooed and carried by Black men in the background.
Comments came rolling in after the skit. One person tweeted, "That Africa skit was tone-deaf, insensitive and inappropriate. Men and women in Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, and The Democratic Republic of the Congo are fighting for their lives and to reduce the continent as (a) sexual destination for white women is shameful." Another person tweeted, "That "Africa" #SNL sketch was Not Good. It portrayed bad stereotypes of black men and objectified them which is truly just not funny." Adele is rumored to be dating Nigerian rapper Skepta. She took some heat for her involvement in the sketch. Someone tweeted, "Adele, the woman dating black men and wearing Bantu knots, decided to be ok joining in on a skit about divorced white women going to Africa to fetishize black men?"
By the way, Adele could not keep her composure during the scene. She broke character and laughed several times.
What did you think of Adele's go at host?