The female cast of “Saturday Night Live” set the internet on fire with their new anti-sexual harassment song dubbed “Welcome to Hell.”
The three-minute video reminds everyone how women have been dealing with sexual harassment and abusive, powerful men for a very long time in their everyday life. It didn't start, and sadly probably won't end, with the current light shining on sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and others.
Host Saoirse Ronan joined cast members Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant to sing a song in the wake of recent sexual harassment scandals embroiling Hollywood, Washington and much more in the catchy ode to women.
The candy-colored, bubblegum set stands in juxtaposition to the song's message. They sing about the “full nightmare” of being a woman when “all these big, cool, powerful guys are turning out to be habitual predators.”
Then Ronan shares "a little secret that every girl knows."
"Oh this been the damn world," Strong explains, as the anthem goes on to show how women have been in this terrible situations for far too long.
“Well 'House of Cards' is ruined, and that really sucks, but here’s a list of stuff that’s ruined for us,” Ronan chanted before the group sang a list off such things as vans, hotels, Ubers and just walking down the street.
“This ain’t a girl group, we just travel in a pack for safety,” Bryant explained.
The group then slams people who talk about women remaining silent, because women have been speaking for their rights for hundreds of years, but “nobody cared” because sexual harassment kept happening and the situation is still pretty much the same.
Soon Leslie Jones joined the girls and lets them know that "as bad as it is for you, it's like a million times worse for women of color," to which they all agree.
Meanwhile, the internet fell in love with this catchy, witty, funny yet extremely real music video about sexual harassment.
“Welcome to Hell” is the women’s anthem we need right now.— MelanieEnglishMedina (@BrooklynMelanie) December 3, 2017
(And every year since the beginning of time.) pic.twitter.com/MYxkJ1iM8Y
SNL's #WelcomeToHell song has o-so-accurate lyrics about how now there are sex harassment dudes popping up everywhere. Creepy, inescapable & endless -"welcome to hell." Lyrics then ask "Why haven't women said anything before?" Song's answer: Women have for hundreds of years.— Political Woman (@HRCNJVolunteers) December 3, 2017
omg "Welcome to Hell" is the anthem we all need right now. #SNL— Tatum Tollner (@TatumTollner) December 3, 2017
I was all about this "Welcome to Hell" video, and then Leslie Jones showed up to say it's literally even worse if you're a WOC and it got even better. #SNL— CRT (@StoryofEverest) December 3, 2017
SNL’s “Welcome to Hell” song was funny but really, really poignant. The part with them listing things ruined for women by the recent scandals, and for hundreds of years without mention, (including parking, walking, Uber, etc) is so absolutely true #SNL— Adam Cheek (@ancheek3) December 3, 2017
Welcome to Hell is so good I almost cried...specially the “House of Cards is ruined, but here’s everything that’s ruined for us” #SNL— anti-nazi la croix (@lilliedire) December 3, 2017
“Welcome to hell” is my favorite sketch of the night— angela noelle (@angelanoelle18) December 3, 2017
“This ain’t a girl group, we just travel in a pack for safety”
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