Kate McKinnon plays Fox News host Laura Ingraham in Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment, introducing the host's new, somewhat-less-prestigious sponsors.
SNL's Ingraham refuses to back down from what she mockingly calls the "tolerant left." In fact, she doubles down with a new list of sponsors after getting dropped by a bulk after her clash with Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.
McKinnon's Ingraham On 'SNL'
In the latest episode of SNL, McKinnon plays a defiant Ingraham opposite "Weekend Update" anchor Colin Jost.
After saying she's happy to return following her planned vacation, McKinnon's Ingraham states that she isn't bothered about losing a couple of her show's sponsors — 27, Jost interjects — for trolling a "traumatized teen."
"After spewing venom for decades, Twitter has suddenly made me accountable? Okay," she scoffs.
While she doesn't apologize or express her regret over the controversy, the host does say that she's excited for the new sponsors coming in to support her. There are a few that are — in true SNL fashion — suspiciously too fantastic to be real.
"Like Carl's Sr., leftover Carl's Jr. food ground to mush for old people," McKinnon says as Ingraham, according to a report from The Bustle. "And Your Pillow, from the makers of My Pillow. 'Send us your pillow. We need more pillows.' Or how about Shkreli's Jelly. It's just jelly that's $8,000 a jar."
The final one is a cheeky reference to Martin Shkreli, who encountered his own controversy when it was revealed that his company was increasing the price of medication for a life-threatening illness by 5,000 percent, according to USA Today.
Other "replacement" advertisers that McKinnon proudly announces include Lady Bump Stock, Reverse Mortgage, Malaysian Airlines, and Cream Soda. Jost is skeptical of the products, but McKinnon's Ingraham assures him that these are actual products, and she won't be cowed.
"You see, the totalitarian left can attack me all they want, but I will continue to defend the First Amendment" she continues. "That's my right to bully people without being bullied in return."
The Ingraham Boycott
Ingraham found an overwhelming number of her sponsors withdraw their support for her show after she slammed Parkland shooting survivor Hogg on Twitter for getting rejected in a few universities.
In response, Hogg tweeted out a list of Ingraham's advertisers, encouraging his followers to call for a boycott.
Ingraham issued an apology on Twitter, but it came too late to stop her advertisers from pulling their support from her show.