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But now Thompson says enough.
When asked how "SNL" would lampoon newsmaking black women, Thomspon told TV Guide: "I don't know. We just haven't done them. That's what I'm saying. Maybe [Pharaoh] will do it or something, but even he doesn't really want to do it."
But unlike Pharoah — who urged producers to hire Darmirra Brunson for the ensemble — Thompson puts the onus on black female performers.
"It's just a tough part of the business," he was quoted as saying. ""Like in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready."
The show added six performers to the cast this season, but they are all white.
What do you think of Thompson's comments? Is he right that black female performers just aren't ready? How do you think diversity or the lack of it affects "SNL"?