Saturday Night Live is known for its parodies and borderline inappropriate skits. Recently, the television show decided to mock the movie “God’s Not Dead 2” by running a segment called “God Is a Boob Man.” The skit aimed to make fun of the original movie’s plot, which has to do with a school teacher who comes under fire for talking about Jesus Christ in class.
Singer Pat Boone, a devout Christian, saw the skit and criticized SNL heavily for showing what he considered to be an anti-Christian and anti-Semitic theme. He accused the show of engaging in political correctness, pointing out if SNL had made fun of Muslims, the entire cast would have to be put in witness protection.
“Something can be devilishly funny, but this skit is diabolical,” Boone told The Hollywood Reporter. “God has only one real enemy — Satan. Satan ridicules faith, and they’re taking Satan’s side. They’re also ridiculing me and the film, telling impressionable young people not to see it because it’s ridiculous.”
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee agreed with Boone’s criticism and accused SNL of being biased toward the left end of the political spectrum. “What ‘SNL’ says is that you’re free to express an opinion if you’re in agreement with the left, and with those who run the networks and film studios, but if you disagree with them it’s hate speech that should be shut down,” he said.
Huckabee called for a “buycott,” which meant to go purchase tickets to the movie and see for yourself if the parody was mean-spirited.