Pete Davidson elicited some boos and gasps from the Saturday Night Live audience on the Idris Elba guest-hosted episode when he devoted a "Weekend Update" segment to musicians recently accused of sexual misconduct, R. Kelly and Michael Jackson.
"Before I continue like this, [R. Kelly] is a monster and he should go to jail forever. But if you support the Catholic Church, isn't that like the same thing as being an R. Kelly fan?" Davidson asked, as some audience members booed.
The SNL castmember then argued that people are only upset about the latest allegations against Jackson and Kelly — claims of child sex abuse resurfaced with regard to the former with the recent release of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, while Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly revisited abuse and misconduct claims against Kelly — because they are good musicians. "If I found out Macklemore did some stuff, I'd be happy to free up the space on my iPhone," Davidson joked.
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