UPDATE: "Saturday Night Live" did have material this week on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment controversy this week. See what happened here.
"Saturday Night Live" has yet to address the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as pressure mounts for Democrats to return his donations and NBC, the comedy show's network, faces backlash for refusing to air its reporter's story on the bombshell accusations.
"SNL" came under fire over its lack of material on the Weinstein scandal in it's Oct. 7 episode — two days after the New York Times published a damning story detailing sexual harassment allegations that spanned decades.
The New Yorker followed up with a story days later in which more than a dozen women accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment and sexual assault, including rape. NBC News reporter Ronan Farrow took the story to the New Yorker after the network refused to air his story and told him to stop reporting on it.
"Saturday Night Live" reportedly cut the two references it had to the controversy from last week's episode when they didn't land well with the audience during dress rehearsal.
One of the jokes was supposed to be part of the "Weekend Update" segment, Vanity Fair reported. The other was in the recurring "Film Panel" sketch that mocks talking-head movie roundtable programs.
Though it's not uncommon for sketches to be left on the cutting-room floor, the lack of Weinstein jokes led to some backlash, including from Donald Trump Jr.
In contrast, "SNL" addressed the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape in which President Trump was caught on a hot mic in 2005 bragging in vulgar terms about groping women, just a day after the Washington Post published the story.
Alec Baldwin, playing Trump, interrupted a vice presidential debate between Tim Kaine, played by Mikey Day, and Mike Pence, impersonated by Beck Bennett, to address the vulgar comments.
None of the promos for tonight's episode, hosted by actor Kumail Nanjiani, reference Weinstein.
Representatives for "SNL" and NBC have not responded the Washington Examiner's request for comment.