In a new skit, “Saturday Night Live” takes on the recent confluence of sexual harassment claims across the media, tech and movie industries that have often resulted in the termination of many alleged perpetrators. In “Welcome to Hell,” the women of SNL attempt to debunk the preconception that this is a novel issue that women face.
“And it’s like, dang, is this the world now? But here’s a little secret that every girl knows — oh this been the damn world.”
The women — guest host Saorsin Ronan and cast members Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant — also take a swing at men who lament the loss of talent as a result of these recent revelations.
“Hey there, boys, we know the last couple of months have been friggin’ insane,” the song starts. “All these big cool powerful guys are turning out to be, what’s the word — habitual predators?”
They specifically target Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey. In the beginning of the song, they describe the world women live in as “button-under-the-desk bad,” referring to claims that Lauer had a button under his desk to lock his office from the inside.
“Now ‘House of Cards’ is ruined, and that really sucks, well here’s a list of stuff that’s ruined for us: Parking and walking and Uber and ponytails …” the song continues.