‘SNL’ Parodies The Oscars With A Biting Sexual Harassment Sketch


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Ahead of the 90th annual Academy Awards, Saturday Night Live aired a timely and scathing sketch parodying Hollywood’s ubiquitous sexual harassment problem. The late-night show dropped its own award show — The Grabbies — giving hand-shaped statues to the worst-behaved figures in entertainment.

“I gave out a lot of unwanted massages to my female co-stars,” one of the Grabby contenders tells an interviewer on the red carpet. “Also, I showed an intern my penis and said, ‘Any ideas?'”

The Grabbies categories include “most open robe,” “handsiest,” and more, and oneĀ  co-host is kicked off the show after a few interviews because Babe.net broke his own harassment scandal.

“You must be so ashamed,” the remaining (female) co-host tells one nominee.
“You’d think so,” the nominee, played by a cheerful Pete Davidson answers, “but no!”

The skit is, of course, commenting on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the latter of which raises money for legal fees for people who face sexual harassment in the workplace. An onslaught of celebrities coming forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry prompted many of them to dress in all black at the Golden Globes in protest against the many sexual predators in Hollywood.

With Casey Affleck, Harvey Weinstein, and Kevin Spacey holding a collective four Oscars to their names, Saturday Night Live‘s sketch is perfectly on-the-nose — and a little difficult to watch.



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