Michael Che blasted for cruel jokes about Simone Biles


“Saturday Night Live” comedian Michael Che is under fire for targeting Simone Biles — including reposting a joke about Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually abused her and dozens of other athletes.

In a since-deleted string of stories on Instagram, Che wrote: “Man, I wanna make fun of Simone Biles,” according to Newsweek.

“I got like 3 mins of Simone Biles jokes in my head. Im going to the cellar tonight to say them into a microphone. As the dorky kids say I’m choosing violence,” “SNL’s” “Weekend Update” co-anchor wrote.

Che reposted multiple responses on Instagram Stories, including the one about Nassar that he rated a 9/10 before rating a racist joke about the gymnast an 8/10.

Michael Che reposted a now-deleted joke about Larry Nassar, and said, “I wanna make fun of Simone Biles.”John Atashian/Getty Images

Twitter account Baller Alert shared screenshots of some of the jokes on Twitter before they were taken down.

“Michael Che come on bro smh,” Baller Alert wrote.

Michael Che told his followers he was going to tell Simone Biles jokes at the Comedy Cellar.
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Amid a backlash, Che sarcastically claimed his account had been hacked.

“Mannnnn, i got hacked today. Can’t believe they got me,” he wrote. “Yall know i only do jokes about whites and cops. S’all good now i changed my password and everything..”

Che also referenced apparent homophobic comments made by 29-year-old “Suge” rapper DaBaby.

“Yall hear about dababy tho..? that’s crazy. iight see yall at church. Imma get there early,” the comedian reportedly wrote.

Michael Che was lambasted on social media for going after Simone Biles.
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Che was assailed for his tasteless jokes about Biles.

“Larry Nassar sexually assaulted over 300 gymnasts including Simone Biles. Jokes about this immense violence are never okay. @hbomax @nbcsnl why is Michael Che still on your roster?” activist Farrah Khan said in a tweet.

Writer Delia Harrington wrote: “Michael Che comes for people he thinks he can get away with dunking on. Trans women, Black women, sexual assault survivors. Judging by his flimsy ‘I got hacked’ defense, it seems he had no idea how beloved Simone Biles is, or just how messed up it is to share a Larry Nassar joke.”

Activist Leslie Mac said: “Black Women BEEN told you about Michael Che… but once again y’all ignored us. But COMEDY right!? F***** hack.”

Simone Biles withdrew from the 2020 Olympics gymnastics team final, citing her mental health.
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And podcaster Carolyn Hinds added: “Michael Che—and all of these tacky ass clowns who call themselves comedians need to keep Simone’s name out their damb mouths.”

Biles skipped the Olympics gymnastics competition to focus on her mental health.

The Post has reached out to Che’s representatives for comment.