Kate McKinnon of “Saturday Night Live” claimed the wildly controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill passed by the Florida House of Representatives could be a good thing during an appearance on “Weekend Update.”
“I’ve heard about this law, and I think it’s amazing,” McKinnon told co-anchor Colin Jost.
“When I was in middle school in the 90s (rolls her eyes) I was kind of tortured by the constant use of the word gay – you know, like, ‘That’s so gay’ or ‘Ew, you ‘re gay.'” she added. “It made me feel awful.”
Now, “to hear that [Florida Gov.] Ron DeSantis took a stand and said, ‘No, you can’t say gay in school anymore’…and in Florida of all people!”
But Jost explained that the bill — which would ban school education about sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through third grade — is not what McKinnon had imagined. And she was speechless – for a while.
Then it was time to say gay. “I am deeply gay,” McKinnon said.
“If the 90s were right and gay means wrong, then this is the most gay law I’ve ever seen,” McKinnon finally concluded before leading the audience into a chant of “gay, gay, gay to the tune of “Smoke” by Deep Purple. on the water.”
Check out the clip above.