Abuse advocates: not fans of slapstick

Abuse advocates: not fans of slapstick

On Saturday, December 5th, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” ran a skit which has drawn sharp criticism from advocacy groups, including the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The comedy sketch in question parodied Tiger Woods’ marital troubles. (In the skit, viewers are led to believe that Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegran, is subjecting him to repeated and progressively worse beatings with a golf club). The NCADV told TMZ that domestic violence is no laughing matter. Executive director Rita Smith said she was “horrified” that NBC would make a mockery of domestic violence and spousal abuse. She urged “SNL” writers to “refrain from using this kind of skit in the future because it diminishes people’s support for victims of domestic violence.”