Watch: College students condemned this classic ‘SNL’ sketch as ‘racist’

Students were recently horrified and traumatized by an old “Saturday Night Live” sketch featuring the physical comedy of Steve Martin in a stylized version of Egypt.

A satire on how Egyptian culture has been commercialized, “King Tut” was a hit single at the time, selling more than a million copies after it was released in 1978. But modern college students at a small liberal-arts college in Portland were far too enlightened to appreciate Martin’s comedy, condemning the musical sketch as “racist” and comparing it to blackface or the n-word.

Jeffy had the story while standing in for Doc on today’s show.

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