Saturday Night Live have upset the Catholic Church and the Diocese of Brooklyn is demanding an apology after Pete Davidson compared the church to R. Kelly.
"But if you support the Catholic Church, isn’t that like the same thing as being an R. Kelly fan? "I don’t really see the difference, except like one’s music is significantly better," Davidson joked on the last episode of SNL.
"Look, I'm not saying it's an easy decision, I'm just saying, you don't know how good someone's music is until you find out they're a pedophile."
While the gaff pulled in some laughs, the church is unhappy about the comparison to the shamed musician and released the following statement:
"The Diocese of Brooklyn is demanding an immediate public apology from Saturday Night Live and NBC after Saturday night’s disgraceful and offensive skit in which cast member Pete Davidson, during the Weekend Update segment, said: 'If you support the Catholic Church, isn’t that the same thing as being an R. Kelly fan?'
"Apparently, the only acceptable bias these days is against the Catholic Church. The mockery of this difficult time in the Church’s history serves no purpose. "
There is currently an ongoing investigation into sexual molestation claims made against multiple New York City Catholic officials and thus far, and five high profile Catholic leaders around the globe have been taken down.