Cringeworthy: Jackie MacMullan impression of Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid was the topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast. On this particular episode, Jackie MacMullan joined the show and gave a cringeworthy impression of Embiid.
Jackie MacMullan’s Joel Embiid Impression:
Yikes, Jackie. Apparently this part of the podcast was supposed to edited out and it was not, which prompted Bill Simmons to issue an apology via Medialite:
“Just a heads up Jackie MacMullan and I talked about Joel Embiid on my podcast. She did a quick impression of Joel. We realized afterwards it could be taken the wrong way. It was a little too late so as a result we uploaded an edited version as soon as we could. We apologize about that.”
Yup. Could definitely be taken the wrong way, Bill. It’s the year 2021 and literally anything said is taken the wrong way. Having someone doing an impression of Joel Embiid’s Cameroonian accent will never work these days. Not to mention, the impression was terrible.
Social media is having a field day with the clip saying it’s “racist” which is arguably as cringe as the impression itself. Of course it’s not racist, but it definitely reeks of someone who lacks self-awareness. Jackie and Bill should have definitely realized that people would run with this and take it the wrong way.
Overall, I’m fairly confident that the intent was harmless. Still, you need to be smarter than that and at the VERY least, be better at impressions if you’re going to try to impersonate someone. Me? I wouldn’t have even attempted it. Know your strengths and weaknesses people.
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY