Kerry Washington's 'SNL' Skit Tackles Hard-Hitting Subject Matter

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Kerry Washington hosted 'Saturday Night Live' last night and the 'Scandal' star was in familiar territory during this skit, where she appeared on a White House set and tackled a hard-hitting issue

Things may have been light and fun during Kerry Washington's Saturday Night Live appearance last night.

Although Kerry didn't address her recent pregnancy announcement, she wasn't afraid to broach some other serious subjects, including making a point of the lack of diversity on the show's cast.

During this skit, the Scandal actress is back in familiar territory, appearing on a White House set and playing the part of Michelle Obama when they run into a small problem--they need an "Oprah" character and don't have another African American actress.

When she steps out to change into the Oprah character, the show pokes fun at the serious issue with a message:

"Saturday Night Live would like to apologize to Kerry Washington for the number of black women she will be asked to play. We make these requests because Ms. Washington is an actress of considerable range and talent – and also because SNL does not currently have a black woman on the cast. Mostly the latter. We agree this is not an ideal situation and look forward to rectifying it in the near future, unless, of course, we fall in love with another white guy first."

The point was heard loud and clear and definitely got a lot of people talking, but do you think such a serious issue should have been addressed in a comedy sketch?

Watch the clip and weigh in below.

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