Colin Jost, one of Saturday Night Live’s two regular faux news anchors on its legendary “Weekend Update” skit, cracked a joke very early Sunday morning about Tinder’s new policy on gender identification, which for the first time allows transgender individuals to fully utilize the online dating app. If you didn’t see the joke, he tweeted it:
— Colin Jost (@ColinJost) November 22, 2016
The reaction was swift, and fierce.
— PWR BTTM (@PWRBTTMBAND) November 21, 2016
— Sam H. Escobar (@myhairisblue) November 21, 2016
— J Crowley (@jdcrowley) November 21, 2016
what the actual fuck. what a fuckin stretch to blame the existence of trans/nonbinary people 😡
— Riley J. Dennis (@RileyJayDennis) November 21, 2016
And more than one person took note this happened on the Transgender Day of Remembrance of all days:
A big "fuck y'all" for this. Especially since it aired the same weekend at Trans Day of Remembrance.
— Jack Qu'emi (@jackquemi) November 21, 2016
But not everyone of course was offended. Cis people laughed, laughed, laughed.