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Huge Uproar Over "SNL" Star Michael Che's Comments About Street Harassment

"I want to apologize to all the women I've harassed with statements like 'hi' or 'have a nice day.'"

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Michael Che, the new co-host of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," ignited a social media uproar this week when he posted on his Facebook page about street harassment.

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He then apologized for his apology, explaining that he should have considered filtering himself better. He then screenshot them and put the statuses on Instagram. He has since deleted all of the comments, however.

As Che's comments went viral, reactions were fairly split, with many believing he shouldn't have made the joke.

man @CheThinks looks like a fool right now for his commentary on the catcalling vid YIIIIIIKES

Irrelevin@aurosanFollow

man @CheThinks looks like a fool right now for his commentary on the catcalling vid

YIIIIIIKES

2:46 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Those who are shocked that Michael Che would say something unfunny and dumbfounding obviously don't know who he is.

Gabulous@abfabgabrielleFollow

Those who are shocked that Michael Che would say something unfunny and dumbfounding obviously don't know who he is.

3:00 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@CheThinks. bring back tina and amy. please. ' cause you so lame.

kgbuñuel@kgbunuelFollow

@CheThinks. bring back tina and amy. please. ' cause you so lame.

2:58 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We were rooting for you, Michael Che, we were all rooting for you!

Ashley Steves@NoThisIsAshleyFollow

We were rooting for you, Michael Che, we were all rooting for you!

3:21 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Although, many have also come to Che's defense.

Nothing @CheThinks is anywhere remotely close to as offensive as people are saying it is.

Pow@JxPowFollow

Nothing @CheThinks is anywhere remotely close to as offensive as people are saying it is.

2:53 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People need to chill out about the whole @CheThinks #catcalling thing… For real, pretty women don't need any more help in our society #fb

Erik Thein@TheErikTheinFollow

People need to chill out about the whole @CheThinks #catcalling thing For real, pretty women don't need any more help in our society #fb

3:19 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fellow SNL cast member Taran Killam also came to Che's defense on Twitter Wednesday night.

Few people people more intelligent and sensitive than @CheThinks My wife and daughter really dig him. Discernment. That's all one can ask.

taran killam@TaranKillamFollow

Few people people more intelligent and sensitive than @CheThinks My wife and daughter really dig him. Discernment. That's all one can ask.

9:14 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Che appears to have also told a young female Twitter user he'd rather drink bleach than apologize and then deleted the tweet.

snl has mattered to me my entire life. i love snl. to see a castmember act this way hurts. i sincerely hope he apologizes for what he's said

anne@mahgninnucennaFollow

snl has mattered to me my entire life. i love snl. to see a castmember act this way hurts. i sincerely hope he apologizes for what he's said

3:37 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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if michael ever does apologize, i want to send him bleach

anne@mahgninnucennaFollow

if michael ever does apologize, i want to send him bleach

1:43 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

having "lol i'd rather drink bleach" - @CheThinks be my senior quote

anne@mahgninnucennaFollow

having "lol i'd rather drink bleach" - @CheThinks be my senior quote

1:44 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Che did respond to Business Insider's Caroline Moss on Wednesday.

In a Facebook convo, this was Michael Che’s reaction to me, this post, and the catcalling video

Caro@socarolinesaysFollow

In a Facebook convo, this was Michael Ches reaction to me, this post, and the catcalling video

3:26 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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