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SNL Releases #MeToo Music Video à la Katy Perry, 'Welcome to Hell'

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Saturday Night Live has released a video about sexual assault — in the bubblegum-pop style of Katy Perry.

Guest host Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) joined Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, and other female cast members of SNL in a mock girl group, which referenced the #MeToo movement against a backdrop of unicorns, rainbows, and white fluffy clouds.

"All these big, cool, powerful guys are turning out to be, what’s the word? Habitual predators?" Bryant sang.

The video alluded to Kevin Spacey, whose Netflix show House of Cards was canceled amidst dozens of accusations of sexual assault. SNL puts this news into perspective.

“Now House of Cards is ruined, and that really sucks,” said Ronan. “Well, here’s a list of stuff that’s ruined for us: Parking and walking and Uber and ponytails; bathrobes and nighttime and drinking and hotels and vans!”

The Saturday episode aired just days after Anthony Rapp, Spacey's first accuser, revealed he had been the subject of online harassment — in part from some outraged House of Cards fans.

Watch "Welcome to Hell" below.

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