“This ain’t a girl group, we just travel together for safety.”
Saturday Night Live host Saoirse Ronan joined cast members Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant to sing a song about the recent sexual harassment scandals embroiling Hollywood, Washington and beyond entitled “Welcome to Hell.”
Wearing brightly colored clothes and posing in front of a sunny skyline, rainbows and candies, the song’s subject matter was noticeably darker than the setting its singers stood before.
“Hey there boys, we know the last couple months have been freaking insane,” Strong said, twirling her hair. “All these powerful guys are turning out to be, oh what’s the word, habitual predators?” Bryant said, amid fluffy clouds and giant cherry props.
“Here’s a little secret that every girl knows,” Ronan said, before the ladies welcomed everyone to Hell, where “it’s like a maze here, all full of boners.”
“Well House of Cards is ruined, and that really sucks, but here’s a list of stuff that’s ruined for us,” Ronan intoned before the group listed off such things as vans, hotels and Ubers.
“This ain’t a girl group, we just travel in a pack for safety,” Bryant explained.
As bad as things were, however, Leslie Jones appeared to let the women know that “as bad as it is for you, it’s like a million times worse for women of color,” to which they were all in agreement.