Tiffany Haddish made "Saturday Night Live" history by hosting the Nov. 11 episode, becoming the first black female standup comic to host the show in its 43 seasons.
Tiffany Haddish made "Saturday Night Live" history by hosting the Nov. 11 episode, becoming the first black female standup comic to host the show in its 43 seasons.

Tiffany Haddish will portray iconic track legend Florence Griffith Joyner in a biopic, according to reports. The responses to the news have been mixed. What are your thoughts?

Delana Parker, Detroit

I think she’ll be great playing Flo-Jo. Tiffany did an excellent job in the recent movie she co-starred with Billy Crystal. My first time seeing a more serious role for her.

Ashia Stevens, Tucson, Ariz.

I spent an hour one day sharing with a group of kids about Flo-Jo and her amazing skill and abilities as an Olympic athlete. The last thing I would have EVER expected is for Tiffany to be selected to play the role! Out of all the really good actors and actresses on this planet … Tiffany.

Karenia Lange, Indianapolis

Oh Lord, is it a comedy, Jesus? If not, it’s about to be! Either way, I’m watching it!

Toni R Daniel, Washington, D.C.

I pray that she kills it. And honestly, since there are so many that are truly negative, I hope she shuts them down.

Nina Williams, Washington, D.C.

She will need to work out heavily and use a body double. She’s in her 40s portraying someone who was in their 20s. … Best of luck.

Compiled by Sarafina Wright

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