"But didn't the Academy nominate Mel Gibson for an award just last year?" Che added, correctly referring to Gibson's Best Director nomination for Hacksaw Ridge in 2017.
Che -- who recently hosted this year's Emmys alongside fellow "Weekend Update" anchor Colin Jost -- also suggested that "if Kevin Hart isn't clean enough to host the Oscars then no Black comic is."
"The only Black comic I know that's cleaner than Kevin Hart is booked for the next three to 10 years," Che continued, as a photo of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby appeared on screen.
Hours after Hart confirmed that he'd been tapped to host the 91st Academy Awards on Tuesday evening, a number of offensive remarks tweeted by Hart between 2009 and 2011 -- many of which include anti-gay slurs and homophobic insults -- began circulating online, and some of those offended by his tweets started the movement calling for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rescind their hosting offer.
The 39-year-old actor first broke his silence on the controversy Thursday afternoon in a video explaining that he's a different person now than he was, and adding that he's "in a great place [in his life]. A great mature place, where all I do is spread positivity."
A few hours later, the comic posted another video in which he defiantly said he would not apologize, despite the Academy demanding he do so, claiming that he'd "addressed this several times" over the years and didn't feel he needed to do so again.