“Saturday Night Live” parodies Ye’s uninvited visit to Skechers corporate offices last week as the rapper increasingly loses his corporate partnership due to his recent anti-Semitic remarks.
Skechers announced Wednesday that two of its executives escorted Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, from the company’s offices in Los Angeles following Ye’s “unannounced” arrival, while also condemning the rapper’s recent remarks.
“At Skechers, we pride ourselves on two things: making stylish, comfortable shoes at affordable prices, and having zero tolerance for anti-Semitism,” the spoof begins with Cecily Strong posing as the Marketing Director of a shoe company.
Ye made a series of anti-Semitic remarks in recent interviews, including a post in which he threatened to participate in “Jewish Death Hoax 3.”
The rapper has since lost partnerships with the likes of Adidas and Balenciaga fashion houses, both of which happened days before Ye showed up at Skechers’ offices.
“But can we point out that out of all the companies he could have approached and been turned down, he chose Skechers,” Strong said in the parody.
While some suggested the Sketchers shoe collaboration was called “Skeezy,” a reference to the rapper’s now-canceled “Yeezy” fashion line with Adidas, the spoof turned to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
“Also, I’m sure Kanye will find some ethically dubious companies to work with,” said Bowen Yang, who plays a Skechers employee.
“He definitely will,” interjects Lindell, played by James Austin Johnson. “It’s me, Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow, and I’m excited to announce that we’ll begin our relationship with Kanye West immediately.”
Lindell has repeatedly backed baseless allegations of massive election fraud in the 2020 election, which has led to two voting machine companies filing defamation lawsuits against the MyPillow founder.