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'SNL' star doesn't back away from Boston racism comment

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/25/2017
FILE - This Sept. 6, 2014 file photo shows actor Michael Che at the "Top Five" premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto. Che, co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the “most racist city” he has ever visited. Che told a crowd at Boston University Thursday, March 23, 2017 about how he received many angry messages on social media after he made the comment on “SNL” the night before the Super Bowl. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, file) © The Associated Press FILE - This Sept. 6, 2014 file photo shows actor Michael Che at the "Top Five" premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto. Che, co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the “most racist city” he has ever visited. Che told a crowd at Boston University Thursday, March 23, 2017 about how he received many angry messages on social media after he made the comment on “SNL” the night before the Super Bowl. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, file)

BOSTON (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che (CHAY) is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the "most racist city" he has ever visited.

The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2n34WDF) reports that the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" told a Boston University crowd Thursday about how he received angry messages on social media after he made the comment on "SNL" the night before the Super Bowl.

He responded to one woman by urging her to "talk to your closest black friend and ask them to explain it to you." He says the woman responded by answering, "Touche."

Che, who often jokes about President Donald Trump on the NBC show, told the audience he never apologizes for language or controversial statements because he's "just trying to be more presidential."

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