Skechers staff (played by a group of “SNL” cast members) were delighted for Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, to choose their company to reject him in a sketch mocking his business troubles on Saturday.
The sketch poked fun at Ye — a former “Saturday Night Live” musical guest — following his “unannounced and uninvited” visit to Skechers’ corporate offices on Wednesday.
The Jewish-owned company condemned Ye’s string of antisemitic remarks and said it has no intention of working with Ye after shoe company Adidas dropped its partnership with the rapper last week.
In the sketch, a Skechers marketing director (played by Cecily Strong), along with other staffers (Bowen Yang, Marcello Hernández, Punkie Johnson and Chloe Fineman), took a stand against Ye as the marketing director said the company is happy the rapper came to them to cut ties.
Fineman added, “Kanye came to Skechers and Skechers said no. Do you realize how satisfying that is?”
Yang added that Ye and Skechers would have been a perfect pairing. However, he said the company would never partner with him.
“Besides what would you even call a Kanye Skechers shoe anyway? The Skeezy?” Yang asked. “Now I noticed we haven’t heard anything from Crocs. Not saying they’re antisemitic — I just think it’s interesting we haven’t heard from them.”
You can watch more from the shoe company sketch below.