The SNL Tiger Woods skit which aired December 5 has caused a lot of controversy, according to Yahoo! TV, because of how it made a joke out of alleged domestic violence. Its timing was also an issue as domestic violence victim Rihanna was one of the guest stars. The SNL Tiger Woods skit with Keenan Thomson and Blake Lively shows why domestic violence is looked at differently, depending on who’s the victim. The Woods skit also has shed light on one aspect of the golfer’s purported car accident. Why is something that’s very troubling fodder for a parody show?
SNL Tiger Woods Skit: Celebrity Woes, Including Domestic Violence, Aren’t Perceived as Being The Same as the Masses’ Woes
I watched this presentation, and heard lots of laughter from the Saturday Night Live audience each time the pretend Tiger Woods was shown to have been a victim of domestic violence by his pretend wife Elin Nordegren. The bottom line is this: Celebrities are not looked as equals to the masses. When things are going well for them, they are regarded as better than the rest of us and are worshipped and deified. When things are going bad for them in many instances such as with the Tiger Woods accident and the circumstances surrounding it, celebrities are then made the objects of ridicule, turned into twisted media playthings.
While domestic violence against women and children is seen as heinous, it’s not universally regarded as serious when the victim is a man. That’s the darker side of human nature. And when domestic violence is allegedly done against a male celebrity who admits “transgressions”, it creates easy fodder for a tv show like SNL, rightly or wrongly.
SNL Tiger Woods Skit: Saturday Night Live Sheds Light on Current Events, Newsmakers and Alleged Wrongful Acts Including Domestic Violence
One of the talents of SNL is that the troupe is able to shed light or heighten perceptions about current events and newsmakers. Case in point: Sarah Palin. Tina Fey has made the real Sarah Palin come across as even more twit-brained and vapid than she may actually be in reality. The SNL Tiger Woods skit has made this notion of Elin Nordegren acting bravely regarding the Tiger Woods accident come across as more questionable, as if it wasn’t already under scrutiny.
‘SNL’ Criticized After Airing Tiger Woods Domestic Violence Skit While Rihanna On Show: http://tv.yahoo.com/news/article/tv.accesshollywood.com/tv.accesshollywood.com-snl-criticized-after-airing-tiger-woods-domestic-violence-skit-while-rihanna-show, December 6, 2009, Access Hollywood (appearing at Yahoo! TV)