Underhill, Vermont: Alora Wood, a 10-year-old girl from Vermont has taken issue with Saturday Night Live after her disabled pet chicken became the butt of a joke and ruffled some feathers. Alora Wood’s chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair after being born with a deformed foot. The girl said she was not amused when she found out SNL used a recent news story about her chicken as part of its ‘Weekend Update’ segment.
On the recent SNL episode, SNL co-host Colin Jost made fun of the chicken using a wheelchair.
Jost also joked about how Granite Heart had survived a weasel attack last year that killer her sibling.
‘Just eat the chicken,’ the comedian told viewers.
Wood hit out at Jost in an interview with NECN-TV, telling the SNL host to ‘be more sensitive’.
The fifth-grader says she knows the segment was meant to be a joke, but said she was not amused by the thought of putting her pet on a plate.
‘I know it was meant to be a joke, but what if it was a dog?’ she said.
‘Any creature, no matter how big, no matter how small, they deserve to have a perfect life.’
The custom wheelchair came from a company in Amherst, New Hampshire, that makes pet wheelchairs.