Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recently called President Donald Trump “racist” for calling Senator Elizabeth Warren, who often claims to be part Native American, “Pocahontas.” Now, however, Franken’s history of using offensive language has come back to haunt him in a big way.
The Daily Caller reported that Franken has a long history of insulting women and minorities. While speaking at the 1996 White House Correspondence Dinner, the New York Post’s Deborah Orin reported that Franken “ridiculed [Gingrich] with a joke about his daughter’s first menstrual period.” The joke was so offensive that Vice President Al Gore personally apologized to Gingrich. Afterwards, Gingrich told Franken that he would have punched him were he not a public figure.
While working as a writer for Saturday Night Live, Franken helped create a racist skit advertising a fake toothpaste called “Tarbrush,” meant to darken black people’s white teeth.
“One sketch written for Garrett was a parody commercial for a toothpaste called ‘Tarbrush,’ which darkened blacks’ supposedly shiny white teeth,” Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad wrote in their book “Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live.” The authors added that two black technicians on the show reportedly walked out due to how offensive the skit was.
“We relied on [Morris] to bring some blackness to the show,” Franken told the authors.
Franken has also previously spoken out against homosexuals.
“I just don’t like homosexuals,” he told Harvard University’s student newspaper while working for SNL. “If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding [a Harvard social club]. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.”
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