Harry Styles did not disappoint in his inaugural appearance as host of “Saturday Night Live”, delivering a hilarious monologue that threw some shade on Zayn Malik (a.k.a. “Ringo”) while hilariously soaring in sketches that found him portraying an Icelandic expectant father, henchman to the world’s worst drug lord and even a dog in human form.
One sketch, however, stood out for fans, with Styles playing Dillan, social media account manager for Sara Lee, taken to task by his bosses over some “off-brand activity” on the corporate Instagram account after he accidentally linked his personal account to the Sara Lee account.
Among those “off-brand” comments were some to a post from Nick Jonas, with smitten Dillan making such unwholesome remarks as “Wreck me daddy” and “Destroy me king.”
After the sketch aired, Yang took to Twitter to offer a mock apology to Sara Lee on behalf of himself and “SNL” Julio Torres.
However, TVLine is reporting that since the sketch aired, the @SaraLeeBread Instagram account “was reportedly flooded with references to the sketch, including a sea of ‘wreck me daddy’ replies to its latest post. As of Sunday afternoon, that post showed a count of nearly 1,700 comments, all of which were hidden.”
Yang noticed that Sara Lee had apparently been disabling the Styles-inspired comments.
A rep for Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns Sara Lee, addressed all the craziness in a statement to The New York Post.
“We didn’t participate in creating the skit and its content doesn’t align with Sara Lee Bread’s brand,” the statement reads. “But, we all know ‘SNL’ pushes the envelope for laughs and we are taking it in stride.”
And while Sara Lee didn’t find the humour in the post, another food company did.
At one point in the skit, Styles’ character tells his bosses “Full honesty: Today Sara Lee DMed Shawn Mendes saying, ‘Check out this special holiday promotion’ … a picture of my open throat.”
Mr. Peanut has since cheekily posted a picture of the other subject of the skit, Nick Jonas, with his mouth wide open and a bunch of suggestive peanuts proving they are game for “SNL”‘s jokes.