Comedian Michael Che is facing backlash for making light of the sexual abuse allegations involving Larry Nassar, the former team doctor for the United States women’s national gymnastics team who was found guilty of sexually abusing Simone Biles and other female gymnasts.

According to Newsweek, Che found himself in controversy after he went to Instagram to announce that he is planning to unveil some jokes about Biles, who withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics this week for mental health reasons.

“Man, I wanna make fun of Simone Biles,” the comedian wrote on Instagram Stories. “I got like 3 mins of Simone Biles jokes in my head. I’m going to the [Comedy Cellar club] tonight to say them into a microphone. As the dorky kids say, I’m choosing violence.”

Che then shared some of the responses he received from his followers.

“Larry Nassar understands Simone Biles better than anyone,” one social media user wrote in response. “He too had to quit doing what he loved at the pinnacle of his career because of mounting pressure.”

That’s when the Saturday Night Live comedian amplified the tasteless joke.

“G###### that’s rough. Absolutely tasteless. 9/10,” he wrote.

As social media users immediately responded with backlash, Che claimed to be hacked.

“Mannnnn, i got hacked today. Can’t believe they got me,” he wrote. “Y’all know I only do jokes about whites and cops. S’all good now I changed my password and everything . . . Anyway, y’all hear about DaBaby tho? That’s crazy. Iight. See y’all in church. Imma get there early.”


Editor’s Note: Free speech ain’t free. Michael Che may have to pay for his words. And BTW, some jokes ain’t funny.