Jack Harlow was the rapper hosting and performing on “Saturday Night Live,” but Kanye West was the ubiquitous presence at Saturday’s satirical sketch show.
During the Weekend Update, hosted by Colin Jost They shot the unusual companies that cut ties with the starnow known as Ye, after his recent anti-Semitic remarks.
“Is it just me or do half of the companies that brought Kanye down look fake?” Just asked. “I saw the headline, ‘TJ Max cuts ties with Kanye.’ I was like, ‘Did Kanye know he works for TJ Maxx?’
“Also, unless we actually connect you with Kanye, you shouldn’t have announced the breakup. We didn’t need Peloton to announce, ‘We no longer play Kanye’s music.'” Thanks, Peloton, now we can rest easy knowing we won’t hear the word ‘gold digger’ while we’re having a heart attack on your bike.”
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Jost said he looks forward to other unusual responses from companies to West.
“Dippin’ Dots will no longer work with… Scrub Daddy cuts all ties… TCBY will discontinue their Watch the Cone list,” said Jost.
The strangest company is severing ties of goodwill, “which is fairly real,” said Joost of the charity. “They will no longer accept donations of Kanye’s clothes.”
“It’s ironic because Kanye lost enough money he might need,” he added.
Skechers’ response to Ye visit earns fake SNL ad
else ‘SNL’ sketch bowed in response to Skechers Western controversy. On Wednesday, the shoe company said in a statement that Ye “arrived unannounced and uninvited” at one of the company’s Los Angeles offices, escorted by two Skechers executives from the building.
“Here at Skechers, we pride ourselves on two things: making stylish, comfortable shoes at an affordable price and zero tolerance for anti-Semitism,” said the Skechers representative, played by Cecily Strong in the fake “SNL” ad.
Strong’s CEO noted that the company was appalled by the “appalling comments from West”. We pledged not to work with him in any capacity.”
Then she added, “But can we also point out that of all the companies he could have called and declined, he chose Skechers.”
Checking the name of the hashtag #SkechersHeroes, character Strong added: “It took Adidas several days to decide not to work with him. He came in and we were like, ‘Bye, door.'” I’m proud to work for Skechers, when was the last time you said that?”
The Skechers representative played by Bowen Yang said, “We’ll never partner with him… Thanks but no thanks, Kanye.”
“But I’m sure Kanye will find an ethically questionable company to work with instead,” he added.
The fake advertisement ended with Mike Lindell (James Austin Johnson) declaring MyPillow’s collaboration with West “effective immediately.”
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