Watching Angry SNL Trans Skit Was About as Fun as Hitting Yourself Over the Head With a Mallet

Saturday Night Live's Molly Kearney appears in a transgender skit. (Credit: SNL)

It seems like the subject of transgenderism is dominating the conversation around almost every subject these days, from sports to beer to bras to medicine. You can’t turn on the TV or browse the internet without being bombarded by stories about gender-affirming care, trans rights, and trans genocide; if you’re hoping to avoid the topic your best bet is to hide out in a cave in Antarctica.


Not to be left out of the woke sweepstakes, “Saturday Night Live” felt the need to weigh in, showcasing their first non-binary performer, Molly Kearney, who was lowered down by cables onto the “Weekend Update” set to deliver an angry, vitriolic diatribe about the need to let trans kids be kids.

The irony of the segment? It’s actually Republicans and right-leaning people who argue that kids should be allowed to be kids and should not be getting hormone treatments and life-altering surgery. The only people not letting transgender children be children are the ones agreeing to prescribe extreme, experimental procedures to them before they can legally consent—or even buy a beer.

Watch, if you want to be severely irritated:

The skit starts out nicely enough, as the seemingly good-natured newcomer mugs for the camera and says, “As you know, I’ve been wanting to come to Update and talk about trans people. But I have for a much longer time than that wanted to fly down from the ceiling.”

Things take a turn for the worse when she immediately engages in a discussion about how the harness affected her privates, then accuses Republicans of being obsessed with genitalia. Um, you’re the one who brought it up, Molly.


That was about it for any attempt at comedy, because from there Kearney launched into a full-throated condemnation of the push for laws in many states that aim to protect children from radical sexual procedures and therapies.

Restricting Health Care for Kids. For some reason, there’s something about the word ‘trans’ that makes people forget the word ‘kids.’ If you don’t care about trans kids’ lives, it means you don’t care about fricking kids’ lives!

SNL used to be a comedy sketch show, but over time it has become more of a political propaganda exhibition with a few jokes thrown in. She continued lecturing the audience—who to be fair, were in NYC watching SNL, so they ate it up:

What’s happening, kids, is wrong and you don’t need to be scared. Our job is to protect you and your job is to focus on being a kid. It’s kind of like me flying in the SNL sky. There’s a bunch of dudes asking you about your crotch and where you’re allowed to pee. But if you just hang on, you’ll look up and realize you’re flying, kid.

What’s so exasperating about her tirade is that it completely mangles reality. Our job is to “protect you,” she says—leaving out the part that by “protection” she means promoting surgeries and drugs for the young and vulnerable. That’s not protection, that’s abuse.


Many were not amused:

Having someone shout political rhetoric at you isn’t funny, but sadly it all too often passes as comedy these days.

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See Also:

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