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Petitioning Producer, Saturday Night Live Steve Higgins and 2 others

Demand Religious Respect from Saturday Night Live

The January 8th Saturday Night Live skit, “Grady Wilson’s Tantric N’ Tasty,” contained a scene entitled “The Wrath of Ganesh,” which deeply offended many Hindus due to an enactment of the Hindu God, Lord Ganesh, replete with crude gestures, simulating a sex act. Lord Ganesh is worshiped as the Remover of Obstacles by approximately one billion Hindus around the world and is the first invoked during most, if not all, auspicious celebrations.

HAF sent a letter to Mr. Lorne Michaels, SNL’s Executive Producer, requesting an explanation and removal of the skit from on all online versions by January 31st (click here to read the letter). Despite a follow-up phone call, SNL has not replied to HAF.   

Tell NBC to publish online an explanation as to its perspective regarding the deep offense caused by the skit and remove the Lord Ganesha segment on online versions and re-runs of the show.  

This petition was delivered to:
  • Producer, Saturday Night Live
    Steve Higgins
  • Producer, Saturday Night Live
    Marci Klein
  • Executive Producer, Saturday Night Live
    Lorne Michaels

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