Hawaii Tourism Pissed at SNL
The Associated Press reports that Hawaii’s lieutenant governor and some in the state’s tourism industry are upset over a Saturday Night Live skit that portrays Hawaii in a negative light. The skit, with professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who once lived in Hawaii, and SNL regular Fred Armisen, is about two poorly paid stereotypical entertainers in grass skirts making the rounds at a restaurant full of tourists. Hawaii’s tourism liaison told the Honolulu Advertiser that the skit is ‘offensive,’ and with the economy and tourist industry in such bad shape, anything that portrays the state negatively could affect the industry even further. You be the judge. Would you consider canceling your trip to Hawaii, one of the most beautiful places in the United States (check out their women), because of this?