Israeli Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan is mightily pleased with South Park’s depiction of Israel in its latest episode on the pandemic.
In the episode people praise Israel’s ability to quickly vaccinate its population. An Israeli plane later lands in town and Israelis throw out boxes of vaccines to residents.
Erdan does not waste the opportunity to explain to “Saturday Night Live” that “this is how you do pandemic humor.”
— Ambassador Gilad Erdan גלעד ארדן (@giladerdan1) March 11, 2021
Israeli officials strongly condemned SNL for a joke on the Jewish state’s vaccination campaign, when Weekend Update co-host Michael Che said “Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population, and I’m gonna guess it’s the Jewish half.”
Some Israelis and Jewish groups suggested it was anti-Semitic.