American Family Association Pressures JCPenney to Pull SNL Ads Over ‘Djesus Uncrossed’ Sketch

| by Michael Allen
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The American Family Association has pressured Sears and JCPenney into pulling their ads from 'Saturday Night Live' because of a controversial “Djesus Uncrossed” sketch that the show did last month.

According to, the sketch re-imagined the film 'Django Unchained, ' replacing the title character with Jesus Christ going on a revenge fantasy against the enemies who persecuted him (video below).

“We received customer feedback about our ads running on and Hulu in a rotation with other advertisers around the online rebroadcast of that particular SNL episode,” Sears stated.

“We informed customers that it wasn’t supposed to happen, and while going forward we may advertise on the broadcast, we’ve taken steps to ensure that our commercials do not air online exactly as they did in this situation.”