One day after Adidas ended its business relationship with Kanye West following his repeated anti-Semitic remarks, the rapper made an “unexpected” visitt at a Skechers headquarters in Los Angeles on Wednesday and was escorted out of the building.
The incident was parodied in a saturday night live Skechers ad.
“At Skechers, we pride ourselves on two things: making stylish, comfortable shoes at an affordable price, and having zero tolerance for anti-Semitism,” said a Skechers representative played by Cecily Strong.
Another staff member played by Bowen Yang added, “That’s why earlier this week Kanye West showed up at our head office, asking to work with us. We said “no” and immediately escorted him out of the building. »
While noting that Skechers is appalled by West’s “horrendous comments” and vows never to work with him, the Strong executive added, “But we also want to point out that of all the companies he could have approached and get rejected, he chose Skechers. .”
Yang’s rep said, “Two years ago, can you imagine the headline ‘Skechers too good for Kanye?
The Skechers team took shots at other shoemakers.
“It took Adidas so many days to decide not to work with him. He walked in, we were, buy, goodbye, door,” Strong’s character said, while Yang asked why Crocs remained silent. on West’s comments.
He then concluded, “I’m sure Kanye will find a morally dubious company to work with instead,” with Michael J. Lindell’s (James Austin Johnson) cut commercial announcing a My Pillow collaboration with West.
Watch the video above.