Jack Harlow was the host rapper for “Saturday Night Live,” but Kanye West was ubiquitous on the skit show.
During the “Weekend Update” segment, host Colin Jost fired at the unusual companies that cut ties with the rapper, now known as Ye, following his recent anti-Semitic remarks.
“Is it just me or does half of the companies that dumped Kanye look fake?” Jost asked. “I saw the headline, ‘TJ Maxx cuts ties with Kanye.’ I was like, ‘Did Kanye know he worked for TJ Maxx?’
“Also, unless we already associated you with Kanye, you didn’t have to announce that you were cutting ties. We didn’t need Peloton to announce, ‘We don’t play Kanye music anymore.’ Thank you, Peloton, now we can rest easy knowing we won’t be hearing ‘Gold Digger’ while we’re having a heart attack on your bike.”
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Jost said he looked forward to more unusual corporate responses to West.
“Dippin’ Dots will no longer work with…Scrub Daddy is cutting all ties…TCBY will discontinue their ‘watch the cone’ menu,” Jost said.
But the oddest company was Goodwill cutting ties, “which is sort of real,” Jost said. “They will no longer accept clothing donations from Kanye.”
“It’s ironic since Kanye lost enough money to need it,” Jost said.
Skechers’ response to Ye’s visit earns fake ‘SNL’ publicity
Another “SNL” sketch looked at Skechers’ corporate response to West. The shoe company said in a statement on Wednesday that Ye “arrived unannounced and uninvited” at one of the company’s offices in Los Angeles and was escorted out of the building by two Skechers executives. .
“At Skechers, we pride ourselves on two things: making stylish, comfortable shoes at an affordable price, and having zero tolerance for anti-Semitism,” a Skechers representative played by Cecily Strong said in the fake ad.
Noting that the company was appalled by West’s “awful comments”, the Strong executive added, “But we also want to point out that of all the companies he could have approached and been rejected, he chose Skechers. .”
“It took so many days for Adidas to decide not to work with him. He walked in and we were, like, ‘goodbye, door,'” Strong’s character added.
A Skechers rep played by Bowen Yang added, “I’m sure Kanye will find a morally questionable company to work with instead.”
The fake ad ended with Michael J. Lindell (James Austin Johnson) announcing a My Pillow collaboration with West.