Our basic assumption is that comedy should be funny, but Saturday Night Live had Cecily Strong, a non-Latina, pretending to act like a Latina stereotype for laughs. (see the clip below).
What’s the point and where are the laugh lines? Is Marisol’s name a laugh line? Being from Venezuela? Speaking with a “Latin” accent? Being naive? Being an immigrant? Falling for a guy over the internet? Is it the condescension shown by the other non-Latina female characters?
Why does this segment offend us? In the history of Saturday Night Live’s 39 years on the air, there has never been a Latina