FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
"Saturday Night Live" is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to its satirical take on the news; but some say the show went too far this past weekend with a skit about Tiger Woods that insinuated domestic abuse.
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The comedy sketch shows Woods holding a series of press conferences - where he tries to apologize for acts of infidelity. In each appearance, Woods appears more bruised and battered, eventually turning up with a golf club wrapped around his head - presumably having been put there by his wife.
But critics insist this is no laughing matter and ask if the show would have done the same sketch if it were a man suspected of beating his wife.
One person who probably wasn't laughing at this sketch was the show's musical guest, Rihanna, who was assaulted by her boyfriend, Chris Brown, earlier this year.
Meanwhile the Tiger Woods story and the alleged number of mistresses is growing larger by the day. Unofficial accounts have the number at nine with MSNBC reporting there could be more than a dozen women linked with the golfer by the end of this week. It's a wonder he ever had time to practice his golf game.
With all the tawdry headlines - no surprise that a new poll suggests Woods' popularity is circling the drain.
The CNN/Opinion research Corporation poll shows 60 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Woods; and 25 percent have an unfavorable view. That's down from an 84 percent favorable and nine percent unfavorable in 2001.
Here’s my question to you: Did Saturday Night Live go too far insinuating Tiger Woods was the victim of domestic violence?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Mike from Elmira, New York writes:
Jack, As far as I am concerned, it didn't go far enough. I am sick of political correctness and everything that goes with it. What SNL did is what SNL does. As great a golfer as he is, Tiger is stand-offish and shows bad sportsmanship time after time because he is never held accountable. Nature has a way of evening things out.
Bill from Sarasota writes:
No, the skit did not go too far. When you live your life in the public eye and earn your living by being a public figure, anything you do is fodder for parody, satire, or the late night host du jour. Best case I ever saw of laughing at someone because you're so glad it didn't happen to you!
Luwanna from Guysville, Ohio writes:
I happened to watch SNL during that skit and I can see why some think that it was in bad taste especially since Rihanna was on the show. However, SNL is known for bad taste and having been on the receiving end of abuse there was a slight sadistic streak of pleasure at the idea of the woman beating the man for a change.
Jim from Honolulu writes:
As a man who was in a physically abusive relationship, I wasn't particularly amused. However, Tiger Woods so brilliantly manipulated his public image while secretly living a life of debauchery, lies, and hedonism that he is a worthy target of ridicule. The idol of so many kids and adults has been revealed a mean and vile person who treats subordinates like slaves. He asked for all this.
Ole from Laguna Beach, California writes:
Are you kidding me, Jack? Tiger Woods doesn't deserve to have any fans any longer. I'll bet he gets booed off the golf course if he ever decides to play again. If he was honorable, which of course he isn't, he would leave his wife, as he doesn't deserve her. He has totally shamed his family and his young children. He needs to quit golf, go into therapy, and beg forgiveness from everyone who has helped him in the past.
Mike from Denver writes:
Is it a double standard? Yes. Did the audience laugh? Yes. And if Tiger doesn't like it, then he should not have been night putting.