Michael Che wipes his Instagram after furious backlash over vile Simone Biles jokes

Michael Che wipes his Instagram after furious backlash over vile Simone Biles jokes

Comedian Michael Che of Saturday Night Live deleted all of his Instagram posts after coming under fire for making jokes about Olympic gymnast Simone Biles pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 competition for her mental wellbeing.

“I got like 3 mins of Simone Biles Jokes in my head. I’m going to the Cellar tonight to say them into a microphone. As the dorky kids say, I’m choosing violence,” Che wrote on his Instagram Story according to The Wrap.

Those who gave him Biles-related jokes had their jokes reposted on his Story.

Larry Nassar, the doctor who was jailed after being convicted of sexual abuse by more than 150 women, was the subject of one of the shared jokes.

For years, he worked with Olympians and young female gymnasts. One of his accusers was Biles.

“Larry Nassar understands Simone Biles better than anyone,” the joke read. “He too had to quit doing what he loved at the pinnacle of his career because of mounting pressure.”

In a subsequent Instagram Story, Che claimed after all the “jokes” that he was “hacked.”

Many people took to social media to voice their opinions, citing his treatment of Biles, with some saying he’d shown “hate” for Black women.

“If he thinks it’s funny, then defend it. If he sees the problem w/ the jokes, why say it for a five min laugh? She’s being criticised & that emotional distress lasts longer than five min. That said, when his life/ family happens is on the chopping block, he better not make a single peep,” another added.

“Michael Che, come on, bro smh,” wrote sports and gossip media outlet Baller Alert.

Check out some other responses below.

Biles withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics' all-around gymnastics competition on Wednesday to focus on her mental wellbeing.

Her decision occurred one day after pulling from the team competition during the first round after struggling on the vault, which is usually her strongest event.

For her decision to put her health ahead of a prospective medal, the four-time Olympic gold champion got both criticism and admiration, with much of the praise coming from fellow gymnasts.

indy100 reached out to NBC requesting comment.

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