Michael Che has been taking heavy backlash all day Friday after being blasted for targeting Simone Biles. On Thursday, the “Saturday Night Live” comedian made a series of since-deleted stories about the American gymnastics superstar, who withdrew from the all-around finals at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental well-being.
“Man, I wanna make fun of Simone Biles.”
“I got like 3 mins of Simone Biles jokes in my head,” the 38-year-old continued. “Im going to the cellar tonight to say them into a microphone. As the dorky kids say I’m choosing violence.”
One of his ill-time jokes included reference about Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor convicted of sexually abusing hundreds of girls and women. Biles was one of those women. Che rated the joke a 9/10, before rating a racist joke about Biles as 8/10.
Afterward, Che posted an Instagram story claiming his account had been hacked.
“Maaannnn, I got hacked today,” he wrote. “Cant believe they got me. Yall kno I only do jokes about whites and cops. s’all good now, I changed my password and everything.”
Soon, social media noticed he had cleared out his Instagram page and currently only has one post up about being hacked again.
He also responded to fans on his Instagram story while still making light of what he said about Biles.