Leslie Jones makes ‘Daily Show’ hosting debut with her thoughts on NSFW MLK Jr. Statue

Leslie Jones took over That Daily show as a guest host on Tuesday night (Jan. 17), and she took time to share her characteristically hilarious thoughts on the new Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Boston.

The statue, which was inspired by a photo of the legendary civil rights leader hugging his wife after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, shows the couple’s arms embracing without their heads – sparking criticism as some believe it accidentally ended up to look quite right. erotic.

Jones wasted no time getting straight to the point. “Has anyone in here ever been eaten out?” she asked the audience, who promptly burst into cheers and laughter. “I’m serious! Has anyone in here ever participated in munchy, munch, munch, munch? Because they’re celebrating you in Boston right now.”

The comedian then turned to the camera with a message for the white viewers at home. “White people, you don’t have to say sh– about this statue. Do you understand? Black hands only. You have to sit your a– in the back of the bus for this one. You have to honor this statue. This is our civil rights icon going down on his wife.”

After more roaring cheers, Jones continued: “OK, black people. What the hell are we going to do? We need to talk about this, because you know it’s messed up when black people and the proud boys hate the same statue.”

In conclusion, Jones compared the statue to other famous ones, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, noting that people probably did not love them at first. “Maybe it’s just a matter of time,” she joked about the recently unveiled MLK statue. “In time we will see the statue for what it really is. Martin Luther King walking down on his wife. I can’t see it!”

Jones will host three episodes of The daily show this week, followed by fellow comedians Wanda Sykes, DL Hughley, Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman with weekly stints through February. 16. Following host Trevor Noah’s exit, the show will continue this rotation as a guest host until the fall.

Watch the full clip below.

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