Skip to comments.Venezuela Divided Over Justin Timberlake ‘SNL’ Mock Tribute Of Hugo Chavez
Posted on 03/10/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
Justin Timberlakes opening skit on Saturday Night Live featured the singer and actor doing a tribute of Venezuelan authoritarian Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday (March 5), dressed as Elton John, mimicking Eltons Candle in the Wind tribute of Princess Diana. Timberlakes take would likely be considered softball by the standards of American conservatives or moderates, but to many in Venezuela, they turned to Twitter to blast the artist for disrespecting their fallen leader and the countrys flag, seen in the background of the skit. The angry messages sent via Twitter (@jtimberlake) include:
@luisragarcia: Be a men @jtimberlake, no time for pranks, Venezuela deserve respect! When one of your loved ones die, people will respect your grief. #Rude
@Impertinencias: @jtimberlake when you die you, well assured that Im going to make fun of you clown
@GerdysDANZ: @jtimberlake trash, why do not you make fun of the millions of children who die by gunmen sick of your country?
@IngTato: @jtimberlake did you take a chance to know who Chávez is for Venezuelan people? Shame on you @jtimberlake and #SNL ! We deserve RESPECT!
@AngelaRosaDli: @jtimberlake I dont speak English, Im Venezuelan. You offend me today. We love Hugo Chavez and you laugh at him. Is disrespectful. You dont know anything about Venezuelan people. Dont laugh at Hugo Chávez. Now we hate you. Talk about Chávez with Sean Penn. You cant make jokes about something you dont know. I want respect for us (Venezuelan people) and Hugo Chávez
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“Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.”
“Ray Kroc, McDead at 81.”
Some of the best SNL humor has been in obits.
Taking heat from idiots who probably got free money from Hugo...and computers. Poor babies may soon do without either.
Candle in the Wind was for Marilyn Monroe.
Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson ,perhaps?
Trying to watch that sketch on nbc.com is an exercise in futility. I tried to search the full episode looking for it and gave up in disgust after five minutes of commercials and not a single second of program video.
nothing more Funny than A Third World Low Information Viewer of SNL !
It was actually pretty mild but I guess anything will set off the Chavistas. Meaning, they doth protest too much...I’m sure they all knew he was a nutcase, but they profited from him.
BTW,Chavez’ net worth upon his death was $2 billion. He was the fourth wealthiest individual in Latin America.
Some of the lefties are done with Timberlake now :)
2 posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:21:48 PM by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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What were all of their DUmmie names?
This is why I like Keith Richards:
Elton John’s writing is limited to songs for dead blondes.
No you don't.
Its hilarious when Commies get their panties in a wad over people making fun of their Commie dictators..libs were weeping their little eyes out when their dear leader died
Brazil and Argentina make good handguns. What is again that is made in Venezuela, other than oil pools?
Thank You Mr.Helper !
I wonder how long Brazil and Argentina will continue to make any good products. They seem to be following Chavez’ path to destruction.
They will make those good tools until there is no market for them.
May the socialists who suck money off of all of them rot.
Thank you kindly. NBC stuff usually lasts about 20 minutes on YouTube.