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‘Saturday Night Live’ pokes fun at diversity issue

November 3, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2013, file photo released by NBC, actress Kerry Washington, right, stands with cast member Taran Killam during a promotional shoot for “Saturday Night Live,” in New York. After receiving criticism recently for its lack of a black female cast member, the show on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, opened with a skit where guest host Washington portrayed Michelle Obama, then Oprah Winfrey. She was asked to change into a Beyonce outfit – before executive producer Lorne Michaels stepped in. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — With Kerry Washington as guest host, “Saturday Night Live” wasted no time poking fun at itself after receiving criticism for having no black women among its 16 regular cast members.

In the opening skit, the “Scandal” actress portrayed First Lady Michelle Obama, talking with her Login to read more

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