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PWR BTTM & others criticizing SNL’s Colin Jost for trans joke on ‘Weekend Update’


Saturday Night Live has been on an upswing the past two weeks, with the 2016 Election having lit a creative fire amongst the cast and writers. The show, especially ‘Weekend Update,’ has had direct aim on Trump but co-anchor Colin Jost drew fire this past week for a joke, aimed at Tinder’s new gender options, that many found insensitive to the trans community: “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.'”

The joke instantly spurred backlash on social media. The only Twitter account Jost replied to, however, was NYC queer pop punk duo PWR BTTM. Here’s the blow-by-blow:

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