Anti-Domestic Violence Advocates Cite “SNL” Over Woods Skit


Anti-domestic violence advocates assailed NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” over a skit poking fun at reports that Tiger Woods was hit with a golf club by his enraged wife, Elin Nordegren, the Boston Herald reports. “There's nothing funny about this story, particularly if violence was part of the events that took place,” said Rita Smith of the National Coalition for Domestic Violence. “It diminishes people's support for victims of domestic violence.”

Woods was skewered in the skit that featured Kenan Thompson, playing the golf great, and guest host Blake Lively as his angry Swedish wife. During a “news conference,” the battered Thompson holds up signs that read “Help Me” and “I'm Scared” and he is shown with a golf club wrapped around his head. The skit was widely criticized in the blogosphere, particularly in light of the fact that the evening's musical guest was Rihanna, a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her ex, Chris Brown.

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