NBC has to be getting just a little bit nervous now that the Latino activist group DeportRacism.com has offered up $5,000 to any audience member who disrupts Donald Trump when he hosts Saturday Night Live this week.
Tickets to the live sketch show are given away for free in a weekly lottery, so that's 100 percent profit to whoever has the nerve to interrupt a 40-year-old American television institution during what's sure to be its highest rated episode this season.
CNN reports that the group has two rules for whoever claims the bounty: they have to be identified by name in the media and they have to be clearly heard on-air during the live broadcast saying "Trump is a racist," or "deport racism." If several people achieve the goal, they'll split the money between them, the group said.
According to their website.
NBC has invited Donald Trump to be the host of Saturday Night Live on November 7th despite outcry from the Latino community and supporters of equality that giving Trump a platform on the hit comedy show sends the wrong message that his offensive and racist comments about Latinos and Mexicans are acceptable. ... Let’s show the world that attacking brown people is not the way to win the White House.
Latino groups have been heated about Trump's appearance on SNL ever since it was announced early last month. The Republican candidate for president kicked off the outrage all the way back in July when he wrote off many Mexican immigrants as "rapists." His immigration plan, which includes mass deportations and a giant border wall, hasn't helped his relationship with Latino voters.
In a promo for his upcoming hosting gig released yesterday, Trump went in on his Republican opponent Ben Carson, calling him a "complete and total loser."
It was definitely controversial, but we're still not sure if it was funny. A preview of Saturday night, perhaps?