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SNL's Kenan Thompson on Kanye's Unaired Pro-Trump Rant

By Dustin Rowles | TV | October 2, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | October 2, 2018 |


Kenan Thompson — now officially the longest-serving cast member on Saturday Night Live (although, he may soon be leaving) — was on Seth Meyers’ Late Night last night, which makes him the first SNL cast member with the opportunity to speak publicly about Kanye’s unaired pro-Trump rant on Saturday night’s show (where both Adam Driver and featured player Chris Redd walked off).

Kenan, as always, is very Kenan about it: He’s a super chill dude, but can also recognize that what Kanye did wasn’t cool. “You know, we’re all entitled to our opinion,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s the moment to hold people hostage like that … and then proceed to caca on people.”

Kenan actually was not on stage for it, as he’d already left (I believe his only appearance on the show was during the monologue), but he was very happy that he’d left. “I felt so bad for those guys, because it’s hard to stand there and not be able to debate someone who is going so far against your personal opinions and just have to stand there and take it.”

Stick around, too, because Kenan also talks about what a delight Henry Winkler — who beat him at the Emmys in the Best Supporting Actor category — is.

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