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'Saturday Night Live' Draws Backlash for Joke About Steve Irwin's Death During 'Weekend Update' - Watch (Video)

'Saturday Night Live' Draws Backlash for Joke About Steve Irwin's Death During 'Weekend Update' - Watch (Video)

Saturday Night Live is getting some heat on social media.

One joke in particular from Michael Che during Weekend Update on Saturday’s episode (February 29) drew some backlash from viewers.

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During the segment, Michael and co-host Colin Jost spoke about coronavirus.

“[It’s] not because it’s too sad – it’s because I don’t know that I don’t have it yet and if I do have it, the internet is going to play this clip of me making fun of it over and over again,” Michael said of his reasoning for not joking about the disease.

“Imagine if there was a video of The Crocodile Hunter making fun of stingrays,” he added, with the audience audibly groaning at the joke.

Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin died back in 2006 after being killed by a stingray while filming in Australia.

The show also tackled coronavirus during the cold open earlier in the episode.

Watch the segment…

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