TikTok: ‘SNL’ Never Hires Attractive Women

A video created by Jahelis Castillo recently went viral on TikTok. In the video, Castillo expressed her view that the producers of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) do not employ exceptionally beautiful women. Her assertion led to reactions from SNL cast members, and TV show, “The View”, shared their opinions on the topic. Interestingly, the hosts of “The View” sided with Castillo’s argument.

Understanding Castillo’s Argument

Jahelis Castillo suggested in her video that if a woman is overly attractive, her looks could undermine the audience’s perception of her comedic talent, rendering her unfunny. This reasoning is supported by ‘The View’s Joy Behar, a seasoned comedian. Behar underscored the focus of SNL as a comedy show rather than a place for men to leer at women. He insisted that beauty may distract the audience from the women’s comedic input, causing the humor to be overlooked.

In a statement Joy Behar made on Deadline, she mentioned, “No one’s going to laugh at what you say if they’re too busy looking at your chest.”

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Behar’s Comments on SNL Cast Members

Although Behar generally agreed with Castillo’s view, she somewhat softened her comments by extending the same idea to SNL’s male cast members. She emphasized that the female cast members on the show are indeed attractive.

As stated on Deadline, Behar said, “Belushi and Chris Farley were not my ideal dates. The men [on SNL] are not that hot – hot meaning sexy, because I think that’s what they mean, because the women are attractive. You don’t have to be unattractive to be funny. But if you’re extremely model level, no one’s going to laugh. That’s why Gisele Bündchen is not funny.”

Alyssa Farah Griffin’s Take on the TikTok Premise

In the same vein, Alyssa Farah Griffin also found Castillo’s premise agreeable. She pointed out that SNL does not showcase stereotypical beauty icons like Beyoncé or Brad Pitt. Griffin mentioned a particular episode featuring Jacob Elordi. She perceived that Elordi, despite his attractiveness, was successful in his comedic performance, although his attractiveness was the focal point of every skit he was in.

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“He was funny but every skit was about how he’s attractive, because it can be a distraction,” Griffin stated.

Wrapping Up

To conclude, the viral TikTok video by Jahelis Castillo sparked debates over the attractiveness or otherwise of SNL cast members. While some may find the content controversial, the discourse has brought about interesting perspectives into the interplay of comedy and aesthetics in the entertainment industry. To keep up with more conversations like this, visit HitPlay for more intriguing content.

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