- Adele came under fire following a Saturday Night Live skit about African men
- Adele played the character of a divorcée in the sketch about the "Tourism Board of Africa"
- Adele broke character and laughed when she spoke about the "lush, dangling foliage"
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Adele came under fire on social media after a Saturday Night Live skit about African men. The singer played a part of a divorcée in the sketch about the "Tourism Board of Africa".
In the skit, Adele spoke about her experience in Africa and couldn't contain her laughter. She stood alongside SNL cast members Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner. The three of them discussed why tourists should travel to Africa. Adele broke character and laughed when she spoke about the "lush, dangling foliage".
The award-winning musician shared that she's found a "deep" connection with the continent. She struggled to deliver some of her lines through her laughter. McKinnon and Gardner remained composed through the skit.
Some of the show's viewers took to Twitter to react to the sketch. Most of them criticised the show's writers for the skit "fetishising" African men.
Check out some of their comments below:
"Three white women talking about going to Africa for all the tourist stuff... while buff black men walking behind them as to imply they are going for the black and never going back. Rubbed me the wrong way. But people will remember it for Adele breaking character and laughing."
"A skit about white women going to Africa for sex tourism with Adele breaking character constantly because she can’t control her laughter. Really???"
"The whole white women going to Africa for 'tribesmen' was just gross. Half of Twitter is laughing about Adele breaking character and the other half is enraged. But really let’s focus on how inappropriate that was, not Adele laughing. SNL get your sh*t together."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Skeem Saam actress Pebetsi Matlaila has mixed feelings about marriage. The star recently took to social media to share that she's been asking people about the pleasures of marriage. The star said their responses make her think twice about getting married.
Pebetsi, who plays the role of Mokgadi Maputla on the popular SABC 1 show, also revealed that her partner in real life has been asking her to marry him for a while. She's still undecided.
"The marriage counsellors will tell you oh no, nothing is to change from how you were when you were dating and to now. You can keep everything the same way. But botsisha a black person and they have nothing good to say about marriage."
The star told her fans in the video she shared on Instagram that she grew up in a Christian home believing that marriage was a "beautiful thing".
"But now I'm conflicted. I'm seriously waiting on that one person who's going to come with a beautiful story like you see in the movies that just makes me say, yes this is what I want to do."
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