WATCH: ‘Weekend Update’ pounds the ‘crazy’ people who get their fake news on 4chan and Reddit
On Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, host Michael Che welcomed cast member Cecily Strong as “Cathy Anne,” a somewhat unbalanced woman who still had enough sense to mock people who fall for fake news on the internet.
Addressing the North Carolina man who shot up a D.C.-area area pizzeria after reading online conspiracy theories about a pedophilia ring operating out of a non-existent basement, Strong said, “Do you believe that idiot ran into that pizza shop with a gun and he didn’t leave with no money and no pizza?”
“He wasn’t try to rob it, he thought he was breaking up a pedophile ring,” Che replied.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah. The fake news,” she shot back. “Whatever happened to journalistic degegrity (sic)? We can all agree we got a S-H-I-ton of crazy people in this country, right? Crazy people don’t need no fake news to get them going, and I can say that because I been one of them, okay? People like me do not need to be encouraged on 4chan and Reddit.”
As an added bonus — tweaking the thin-skinned Trump who obsesses over how he is portrayed on SNL — Strong said the president-elect needs to get off the internet, adding, “I know he’s watching,” which brought howls of laughter from the audience.
Watch the video below via NBC: