Chadwick Boseman SNL sketch roasting 'Karen' and her potato salad goes viral following his death

Chadwick Boseman SNL sketch roasting 'Karen' and her potato salad goes viral following his death
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A sketch from Chadwick Boseman’s stint as a guest host on SNL has gone viral over the weekend.

Boseman hosted Saturday Night Live in 2019 – in one of the sketches, he played his character from Black Panther, King T’Challa, on Jeopardy, the TV game show.

The segment is called "Black Jeopardy" and is a long-running skit on Saturday Night Live, often featuring various guest stars.

In the skit, Boseman is faced with the following scenario: "Your friend Karen brings her potato salad to your cookout."

In full character, Boseman responds:

This woman Karen, she is caucasian? And she has her own recipe for potato salad... I understand. It is noble that she would volunteer to cook for everyone. 

Although I have never had her potato salad, I sense that this white woman does not season her food. And if she does, it is only with a tiny pinch of salt, and no paprika.

And she will probably add something unnecessary... like raisins.

A "Karen" has become a term for a white woman who often acts in an unnecessary and aggressive way with people who aren’t white.

It’s a particular kind of stereotype, and has gained traction as a term in the last couple of years.

People reacted on social media to the skit.

Boseman passed away from colon cancer over the weekend – which he had been diagnosed with in 2016.

He had not made the news of his diagnosis public information, and he was 43 at the time of his death.

His fans and colleagues in Hollywood posted tributes to Boseman, who had been in several blockbuster films, including Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and Black Panther, Ryan Coogler’s breakout Marvel film which broke several records.

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