Bill Burr kicked off his Saturday Night Live debut displaying his non-politically correct stand-up style and raising eyebrows. He began by respecting anti-maskers’ decision not to coverup during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I don’t care it’s your decision, there’s too many people,” he said. “If you’re that dumb and you wanna kill your own family members then do it, it stops you from producing.”
His take on anti-maskers comes after he noted that the masked-up SNL audience members reminded him of surgeons. But the people who have opted not to follow CDC recommendations weren’t the only targets of Burr’s opening monologue. The comedian took on cancel culture, woke culture and Gay Pride Month.
He took a jab at cancel culture and its far-reaching impact saying “they’re literally running out of people to cancel, they’re going after dead people now,” referring to John Wayne.
“It’s like, yeah, he was born in 1907, that’s what these people sounded like. You never talked to your grandparents and brought up the wrong subject?” Burr joked.
He then extended his monologue about social awareness to speak about woke culture and how he thinks white women have co-opted the movement.
“It should’ve been about people of color… somehow white women swung their Gucci-footed feet over the fence of oppression and stuck themselves at the front of the line,” he said.
He topped off his monologue asking a hesitant audience why Gay Pride endures a month, suggesting that Black people “who were actually enslaved” deserve more beyond just February, the shortest month of the year when the weather is cold.
“These are equator people give them the sun for 31 days. There’s gay Black people, they could celebrate from June 1, June 31… give them 61 days to celebrate,” he said.
The Saturday monologue immediately began trending on Twitter and garnered varying, divided reactions on social media. You can watch it above.
Cool so bill burr went from misogynistic to homophobic. Time to go to bed.
— Jaime Harrison’s plexiglass (@ThisCharmingJ) October 11, 2020
— ᴊᴇʟᴀ ☽⋆゜ (@jelevision) October 11, 2020
— bert kreischer (@bertkreischer) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr is exactly the comic we DON‘T NEED RIGHT NOW. 🖕🏼#SNL
— Lori 🦋 🌊 (@LoriAndJava) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr's opening monologue is just obnoxious and misogynstic. It's 2020. Someone tell him calling women "bitches" isn't funny #SNL
— Skylar Baker-Jordan (@SkylarJordan) October 11, 2020
Man’s really said we should make black history month longer and pair it up with gay pride, and said let black people be the leaders of their movement…and u missed that??
— Julian Bass (@thejulianbass) October 11, 2020
— Anthony J. Scott🌹 (@SilverandCold1x) October 11, 2020
I love Bill Burr. Why is everybody piling on Bill Burr? He is controversial, but some on, he is a comedian.
— CherryLaNasty! MONSTER 🍒🧨🌊🌊 (@PeggyCher63) October 11, 2020
— ari (@ari_is__here) October 11, 2020
— LWC-JR (@16NationalChamp) October 11, 2020