Social media customers are calling on folks to boycott the upcoming Wonka movie over actor Timothée Chalamet’s latest Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit, which makes a joke referencing the Palestinian terror group Hamas.
In the SNL skit, the three members of the comedy group Please Don’t Destroy attempt to persuade Chalamet — taking part in an aspiring musician — to not soar off a constructing to his demise. In doing so, they are saying they may support his music on social media, till they be taught that his band is named “Hamas,” pronounced “Hay-mus.”
Please Don’t Destroy – Jumper pic.twitter.com/AyZYHKDKfo
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 12, 2023
“Would you share it on Instagram?” Chalamet asks the trio within the video, to which one replies, “If it means you won’t kill yourself, yeah.”
“What’s your band’s name?” one other member of the trio asks, to which the actor replies, “It’s Haymus,” after which proceeds to spell it out for them, saying, “H-A-M-A-S.”
When one in all them down under responds with “Hamas?” Chalamet seems to be up on the sky and says, “Oh God, I didn’t even think of that.”
“Yeah, dude, I’m not sharing a song by Hamas on Instagram,” one in all them shouts at Chalamet.
The quick skit acquired backlash on social media from pro-Palestinian accounts, who are actually calling on folks to boycott the upcoming movie Wonka, which stars Chalamet as Willy Wonka.
“I hope you lot boycott [the fuck] out of Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka movie btw. him participating in that SNL skit when Roald Dahl himself was pro-Palestine,” one X consumer wrote.
“I think ppl should Boycott Wonka if I’m being honest,” one other stated.
“Chalamet dropped a joke on Hamas and talked so lightly about it as if death [sic] of more than 5k kids doesn’t matter … why would it matter, those kids are not white after all,” a 3rd said.
“This was really crass,” one other commented. “And he said yes to this? Willy Wonka and Dune 2 boycott effective immediately.”
Another social media consumer proclaimed “Boycott!!!” calling Chalamet “dirty and inconsiderate,” and even accused the actor of ” mocking genocide.”
“Reminder to ☠️ and boycott the new Wonka movie which stars that zionist asshole,” one other exclaimed, urging folks to “watch the OG Willy Wonka movie cause it’s far superior lol.”
The new Wonka movie is ready to be launched on December 15.