New York Governor David Paterson was spoofed on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Some are saying SNL went to far. Read more about it below and see the video.

Apparently, NY Governor David Paterson didn’t think the ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit poking fun at his blindness and admitted drug use was very funny at all. Even advocates for the blind think the skit went too far.

The skit had SNL cast member Fred Armisen playing Gov. Paterson, who is legally blind, during the show’s ‘Weekend Update’ segment. Seth Meyers had to help him turn his chair to face the cameras. Armisen’s ‘Paterson’ later returned to wander in front of the camera during Amy Poehler’s farewell from the show.

Here’s the Governor’s statement:

“The Governor engages in humor all the time, and he can certainly take a joke. However, this particular Saturday Night Live skit unfortunately chose to ridicule people with physical disabilities and imply that disabled people are incapable of having jobs with serious responsibilities. The Governor is sure that Saturday Night Live, with all of its talent, can find a way to be funny without being offensive. Knowing the Governor, he might even have some suggestions himself.”

Well. There have been no shortage of lampooning of the sacred on SNL over the years. Some folks even think it a priviledge. However, making fun of disabilities? I think not.


SNL David Paterson Video