SNL Jokingly Criticized The Term “Openly Gay” During Their Weekend Update

Colin Jost jokes about the election of Colorado’s first openly gay Governor / Screenshot via YouTube

This weekend, SNL did a round-up of some of the most talked about results from this year’s mid-term elections. In doing so, they also got a jab in at the term “openly gay.”


During the Weekend Update segment, Co-host Colin Jost talked about the historic election of Jared Polis, the new Governor-elect of Colorado.

“Colorado’s Jared Polis became the first openly gay man elected governor in United States history, which is fantastic,” said “Weekend Update” anchor Colin Jost on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

Jost then added, “But it’s also weird to me that the media uses the term ‘openly gay. It just implies there are a bunch of other governors out there they’re pretty sure about, but for now they’re still going to call them ‘confirmed bachelors."




In response to the joke, Jared Polis, who is married to Marlon Reis and has two kids, posted to Instagram that he was thankful to SNL for the mention.

“Thanks @nbcsnl for letting me [check] one off my bucket list,” Polis wrote.






Thanks @nbcsnl for letting me one off my bucket list

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