SNL‘s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke

SNL‘s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke

On the last episode of Saturday Night Live, Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost made a bad joke about Tinder’s new gender identity options, which allow transgender and non-binary users to choose from categories beyond the usual male/female. “The dating app Tinder announced a new feature this week, which gives users 37 different gender identity options,” Jost said. “It’s called ‘Why Democrats Lost The Election.'” Unsurprisingly and totally understandably, there was a huge backlash on social media — including from queer punk duo PWR BTTM, who rightfully called him out on Twitter. Slightly more surprisingly, Jost has only responded to PWR BTTM:

Jost also defended the joke by linking to an also very controversial New York Times op-ed calling for The End Of Identity Liberalism, which is exactly the wrong lesson to take from this election.

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