Comedian Michael Che clapped back at critics who honed in on his General Hospital sketch from Saturday’s SNL and accused it of appropriating African American Vernacular English (AAAVE) formerly known as “Ebonics.”
Deadline: Che, who created the sketch, on Monday responded to the backlash on Instagram. “I’ve been reading about how my “gen z” sketch was misappropriating AAVE and I was stunned cause what the f**k is ‘AAVE’? I had to look it up. Turns out it’s an acronym for ‘African American vernacular english.’ You know, AAVE! That ol’ saying that actual black people use in conversation all the time…,” the That Damn Michael Che host wrote. “Look, the sketch bombed. I’m used to that. I meant no offense to the ‘aave’ community. I love aave. Aave to the moon!”
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