Michael Che Has A Solution for America’s Gun Problems
Kid Rock made headlines this week when he crafted a reasoned argument against the marketing mavens at Anheuser-Busch, using one of his several semi-automatic weapons to destroy a few gay-friendly cases of Bud Light. That showed those idiots in St. Louis! And can you blame Kid Rock? The most popular beer in America partnered with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney for a specialty can, so… you know, guns. (Sure, the can isn’t even for sale but is Kid Rock expected to know that?)
The Bud Light controversy has a lot of people thinking, including Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che. The Weekend Update anchor has a habit of posting his opinions to Instagram, then quickly deleting them, but he’s keeping this one up for now. It’s a proposition in two parts:
And the kicker:
Aaaaand gun problem solved. Che’s fellow comedians have co-signed on his plan, including Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman.
Other comic voices have weighed in this week as well. Radio host Howard Stern was more befuddled than angry: “I thought there must be a piece of this story that I’m missing. I’m not bothered by gay people or (transgender) people. They don’t impact my life, they don’t hurt my life. I love when people are in love. You wanna be a woman? Be a woman. You wanna be a dude, be a dude. Be whatever you fucking want. As long as you ain’t hurting anybody, I’m on your team.”
As for Kid Rock’s antics? “I wish I could call Kid Rock and have him come on the show and just tell me, ‘Why are you so upset about this? How is it hurtful?’” said Stern, noting that many of the rocker/rapper’s songs are about personal freedom. “I don’t know why he got so upset.”
Comic Rosie O’Donnell gave us her two cents via her “Onward” podcast. “Kid Rock had to take an assault weapon and shoot the boxes of beer, proving what? Beer companies have been supportive of the LGBTQIA community for decades. This is not the first time,” she said. “Who do you think sponsors pride? Gay people, trans people, we drink beer too, man. Put down your gun, Kid Rock, it’s in bad taste. Especially after what happened at the school in Nashville.”
Hey, here’s another idea — what if Rosie did gun ads? Che might be on to something here.