‘SNL’ Airs ‘Fatal Attraction’ Kellyanne Conway Sketch, Critics Call It ‘Sexist’ [VIDEO]
Saturday Night Live aired a very political episode last night, but one skit is being criticized by even those on the left.
The skit centered around CNN anchor Jake Tapper — portrayed by Beck Bennett — and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and was based on the 1980s movie Fatal Attraction.
The skit begins with Tapper ending his live CNN show and his producer telling Tapper he made the “right call” to not let Conway on his show that night. This based of real-life decision of the new network to deny Conway access to their airwaves.
But when Tapper goes home, Conway, who is played by Kate McKinnon, is sitting at his bar with a drink in the dark wearing lingerie.
“Jesus — Kellyanne, what the hell are you doing here?” a startled Tapper says.
The next two minutes consisted of Conway attempting to seduce Tapper to get what she ultimately wants: attention from being on the news. But when Tapper is insistent that he won’t have her on his show, Conway pulls out a knife puts it to Tapper’s throat.
“You’re a monster,” Tapper says.
Then Conway falls out of the window of Tapper’s apartment and smashes on the road below. Tapper thinks Conway died, but she came back alive and fixed her broken limbs.
“I am fine, but actually I only have three lives left,” she says.
Viewers have expressed some negative views on the skit on social media:
as much as i loathe kellyanne, this highly sexualized SNL version of her gives me the icks
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) February 12, 2017
SNL just gave a gift to the White House with this sexist, unfunny Kellyanne Conway skit.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 12, 2017
You can watch the SNL skit here: