Leave it up to SNL to put forth what we have all been wondering about: how on earth did the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad make it to our television screens? In this week’s installment, they attempted to answer this burning question.
The sketch had Beck Bennet as the creator of the ad who does realize the problem, but not until it’s too late.
“It’s an homage to the resistance,” he explained about the ad’s concept. “Isn’t that like, the best ad ever?”
No. The answer is no.
The character keeps asking for people’s opinions and gets more and more concerned over the negative feedback. But it’s too late because Kendall Jenner (Cecily Strong) is already on set and ready to go.
The real Jenner for Pepsi ad has the model at a protest, calming things down by handing a can of Pepsi to a police officer. It sparked massive backlash over the trivialization of police brutality.
SNL also went all in over the Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment scandal.
Alec Baldwin was on double duty this week playing both Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly.
At one point in the skit O”Reilly notices one of his reporters is not there, and no longer works at Fox News. He asks, “Did she get the check?” In reference in the $13 million the network has paid out to women who have accused him of sexual harassment and other workplace malfeasance.
Baldwin’s O’Reilly admits he’s been the subject of some vague complaints from women employees that involved “exciting opportunities” he has offered.
Fortunately, notes Baldwin as Trump, someone who is “unimpeachable on all female issues” is stepping up to defend him.
“I see a lot of myself in you Bill,” says Trump.
At the end, O’Reilly thanks Trump, saying he “did nothing wrong” even though it seems Trump doesn’t know the facts of these cases. Trump replies that he had a “loose hunch” and he’s “more familiar with this case than, say … health care.”
Source:: The Grio