Saturday Night Live Address The Sexual Harassment Issue
In the wake of all the sexual harassment claims going on around Hollywood lately, you had to know it was only a matter of time before Saturday Night Live threw their two cents in. This weekend they did just that, when the women of the long running series, joined by host Saoirse Ronan, created a song called “Welcome to Hell.”
SNL cast members Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon’s pop-song parody video had them singing and talking about how sexual harassment is nothing new to women. Strong opened with “Hey there, boys. We know the last couple months have been frickin’ insane,” and Bryant followed with, “All these big, cool, powerful guys are turning out to be — what’s the word — habitual predators?” At one point cast mate Leslie Jones even chimes in “it’s like a million times worse for women of color.”
As the skit goes on, Ronan adds in that while some people might be disappointed by the destruction of a TV show, that women have lost a lot more than that. “House of Cards is ruined. And that really sucks,” she said. “Now here’s a list of stuff that’s ruined for us.” The rest of the cast joined in then, singing “Parking and walking and Uber and ponytails. Bathrobes and nighttime and drinking and hotels and vans.”
You can watch the entire skit below.
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