SNL Skewers Ben Carson Over “Prison” Comments

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Screen shot via Raw Story.
Screen shot via Raw Story.

Despite Dr. Ben Carson’s quick apology for his assertion on CNN’s New Day that being gay is “absolutely” a choice “[b]ecause a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight, and when they come out, they’re gay,” Saturday Night Live “piled on” the potential presidential candidate during its “Weekend Update” segment with four bruising jokes in a row, calling him a “complete idiot” and “no longer a candidate for president.”

(Perhaps it was because Carson’s apology wasn’t as quick as it looked. After all, he found time to do an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio program, in which he painted himself as the victim of the liberal press: “I simply have decided, that I’m not going to really talk about that issue anymore because every time I’m gaining momentum, the liberal press says ‘let’s talk about gay rights,’” Carson said. “And I’m just not going to fall for that anymore.”)

By the way, you can tell I don’t watch late night television, because it took me days to see this. Here it is:



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