'SNL' Mocks Kanye West's Unannounced Visit to Skechers HQ

Saturday Night Live took aim at the artist formerly known as Kanye West in this weekend’s episode, with a fake Skechers advertisement that mocked Ye’s recent visit to the shoe company’s headquarters.

Earlier this week, Kanye was escorted out of Skechers corporate offices after pulling up unannounced. Skechers representatives say West, who was not invited to the office, was “engaged in unauthorized filming,” and was briefly addressed by two executives before he was removed from the building.

“Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West,” the company said in a statement. “We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech. The Company would like to again stress that West showed up unannounced and uninvited to Skechers corporate offices.”

On last night’s episode of SNL, the sketch-comedy show spoofed the incident with a mock PSA for Skechers.

Cecily Strong, portraying Skechers marketing director Diane Cunningham, said: “Here at Skechers, we pride ourselves on two things: making stylish, comfortable shoes at an affordable price, and having zero tolerance for antisemitism.”

“Like the rest of the country, we were appalled by Kanye’s horrific comments and we vowed to never work with him in any capacity. But, can we also point out that of all the companies he could have approached and been rejected by, he chose Skechers.”

Added Bowen Yang, who played another Skechers staffer, “That’s why earlier this week Kanye West showed up at our corporate office, asking to work with us. We said ‘no’ and immediately escorted him out of the building.”

Watch SNL’s Skechers PSA up top.