Eddie Murphy is still shocked by David Spade’s joke on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Eddie Murphy He thinks about some of the “cheap hits” he feels he’s taken over the years.

Oscar-nominated actor and comedian – his new film “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel FComing to Netflix next week, he was asked in an interview with The New York Times if he felt he had been treated unfairly by the press and his peers over the years.

“In the old days, they were very ruthless with me, and a lot of it was racist,” Murphy said.

After mentioning how “it was a completely different world” when he was coming up in the 1980s, Murphy cited the example of “when David Spade said this about my career on SNL.”

the The piece in questionfrom a December 1995 episode in which Spade reviewed a year during “Hollywood Minute,” included a photo of Murphy to which Spade commented, “Look kids, he’s a falling star. Make a wish.” Murphy told the Times that the joke came after his film “Vampire in Brooklyn” failed at the box office.

“It was like: ‘Yes, it’s inside me!’ I’m one of the family, and you belong to me like this? “You hurt my feelings like that,” Murphy said.

He rose to stardom on SNL as part of the main cast between 1980 and 1984, and is often cited as the reason At one point, the show was saved from being taken off the air.

“The producers thought it was a good thing to say. All the people who were on that show, you never heard anyone not joke about anyone’s career. Most people who come out of that show, they don’t go on and have these great careers. Murphy later added: “It was It’s personal.'” “It was like, ‘How do you do that?’ practical? truly? Joke about my career? So I thought this was a cheap shot. It was kind of, I thought, I felt like it was racist.

Spade later wrote about receiving a phone call from an annoyed Murphy a little later and feeling terrible about his “stupid joke.”

“I came to see Eddie’s point of view on this,” Books with their real names“Everyone in the art world wants people to like them. That’s how you get fans. But when you’re criticized in a drawing or online or in any other way, it’s bad. It can add up quickly.”

Murphy has mostly stepped away from the long-running NBC comedy show over the years, though he did appear briefly on the 40th anniversary special of “SNL” in 2015 and returned as host. To a lot of fuss In 2019.

“In the long run, it’s all good, and it’s worked out great. I’m great with David Spade, I’m great with Lorne Michaels. I’m back on SNL,” Murphy said this week. “It’s all love…but I had a few cheap shots.” !

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