Formerly having never met an electronic camera he did not like, the now-diversionary-bent Gaetz was exposed to have actually been under examination by the Department of Justice considering that last year, when his pal Trump was POTUS. The ever-enlarging probe involves accusations of the congressman having had sex with a minor, paying ladies for sex and possibly more corruption. There are also formally unrelated whispers of Gaetz’s titillating fellow lawmakers with naked images of ladies he slept with.
Never one to stick his neck out for anyone, the former Celebrity Apprentice host has said nothing to help salvage his quickly sinking protégé. A scandal-drenched and lap dance-promising Matt Gaetz was informed on Saturday Night Live tonight in no unpredictable terms by Lil Nas X in the cold open. With all that gold, the reward was sly “incredibly Florida” Gaetz.
Perfect down to the twitches, Gaetz, a self-described “ladies man”, issued a defense that individuals are simply targeting him since he supported Donald Trump. Sealing that GOP fact is weirder than SNL fiction, when asked by Spears if the sordid scandal could harm him in the 2022 midterms, Gaetz reacted, “Weirdly, in my district they may help.” In previous decades, that part of the opener alone would have had the phones sounding off the hook at the Comcast-owned, as Sinead O’Conner could tell you.
In the first week of April 2021, it was the tame bit ripped from the headlines.
In a season that has squandered one prompt comical opportunity after another in recent months, the Chris Redd-delivered line to a Pete Davidson-portraying Florida congressman may have been among the single best non-“Weekend Update” lines in an extremely long time on SNL. It definitely was one of the much better opening sketches out of a week that was rich in such product. Hosted for the very first time by Judas and the Black Messiah star and two-time Oscar candidate Daniel Kaluuya, tonights SNL comes at the end of a week that has actually seen Gaetz literally become politically hazardous to even Fox News Channel.
Tossed from the conservative media Mount Olympus after a disastrous interview with Tucker Carlson in which the Trump preferred attempted to link claims in his own scandal to allegations of a very different nature fixed the primetime host in the past, Gaetz has actually proceeded to lose staff, credibility, and get mired deeper in misconduct at Formula 1 speed. In that vein, cut to the growing blast radius of Gaetz’s alleged sex scandal involving minors and claims of extortion and more, plus a Kate McKinnon-played “culture of attack” promoting Pepe Le Pew, who has actually been dropped from the Space Jam follow up and well, that is a roaring start. For one thing, the Easter Sunday eve episode might have seen the DOJ penetrated Rep. Gaetz provide a lap dance, however God himself got a short one from Lil Nas X.
Starting another episode of Britney Spears-hosted mock celebrity scandal reveal Oops, You Did It Again and with a shout-out to “speaking of pariahs” Georgia, home of a brand-new liquid-free voter suppression law, SNL went for the jugular and drew blood – a lot of it. On the other hand, SNL gloriously connected an anchor to Gaetz’s public profile tonight. In the real life, the “Old Town Road” vocalist just recently was “assaulted by the rare combo of the Catholic Church and Nike” as Spears put it so succinctly, for his legally dubious and human blood-containing Satan Shoes, which were hit with a temporary limiting order for copyright infringement by the tennis shoe giant on March 31.
People are scared of Lil Nas X due to the fact that he is different.
However actually he is your normal gay, Black, nation rap artist sneaker entrepreneur. He puts his pants on like everyone, else, one assless chap at a time. McKinnon was 10 toes down as typical, but coming on the Spears imaginary Vegas-based show, Lil Nas X was a surprise that must in any other season of the late-night NBC series become a routine skit.