Ayo Edebiri Acknowledges Past Jokes About Jennifer Lopez During “Saturday Night Live” Hosting

During her hosting stint on “Saturday Night Live” on February 3, Ayo Edebiri gracefully addressed jokes she had made in the past about Jennifer Lopez, the musical guest for that episode. Edebiri, known for her wit and humor, took a moment during a game show sketch to acknowledge the comments, highlighting the importance of being mindful of one’s online presence.

In the sketch, which featured Kenan Thompson as the host, contestants were confronted with their past rude social media posts. Edebiri, recognizing the recently resurfaced remarks, emphasized the need for greater thoughtfulness in online interactions. With a blend of humor and sincerity, she remarked, “Okay. We get it. It’s wrong to leave mean comments, or post comments just for clout, or run your mouth on a podcast, and you don’t consider the impact because you’re 24 and stupid. But I think I speak for everyone when I say from now on, we’re going to be a lot more thoughtful about what we post online.”

The acknowledgment stemmed from comments made by Edebiri during a 2020 episode of “Scam Goddess,” hosted by Laci Mosley. In that episode, Mosley humorously characterized Lopez’s career as a “long scam,” suggesting the singer’s unawareness of critiques about her work. Edebiri chimed in, adding her own comedic perspective, stating, “Well, that’s the thing — she thinks she’s on multiple tracks, but it’s not her. I think she thinks that she’s still good, even though she’s not singing for most of these songs.” She further joked about write-ups suggesting Lopez’s absence from the studio during recordings.

Despite the humorous exchanges, Lopez did not shy away from participating in the episode. In a promo released prior to the show, she stood alongside Edebiri, expressing her admiration for “Saturday Night Live.” Lopez’s presence, coupled with Edebiri’s acknowledgment, showcased a lighthearted and respectful interaction between the two entertainers.

Edebiri’s willingness to address her past comments with grace and humor reflects a growing awareness of the impact of social media interactions. Her message underscores the importance of considering the consequences of online behavior, even in the context of comedy.