Kim Kardashian West takes aim in 'SNL' monologue

When it was first announced that Kim Kardashian West would host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, reviews were mixed – based on the r...

When it was first announced that Kim Kardashian West would host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, reviews were mixed – based on the reaction from some corners, you would think they had invited Elon Musk or something.

But Kardashian West, the reality TV star, entrepreneur, influencer and lawyer, mocked her own image in a self-deprecating “SNL” monologue that also took satirical photos of other famous members of her family and her divorce from rapper Kanye West.

And, as Kardashian West admitted in the routine, she was as surprised as anyone to find herself hosting the show.

As she recounted in the monologue, “When they asked, I was like, you want me to animate? Why? I haven’t had a movie premiere for a very long time. I mean, actually, I only released one movie and no one told me it was even a preview. It must have escaped my mother’s mind.

Kardashian West said “SNL” gave her the opportunity to show off “more than just a pretty face.”

“And beautiful hair,” she added. “And awesome makeup. And amazing breasts. And a perfect ass. Basically I’m so much more than that reference pic my sisters showed their plastic surgeons.

She thanked her father, Robert Kardashian, for fanning her interest in social justice while reminding the public that he was a member of the defense team at the 1995 OJ Simpson murder trial.

“My father was and still is such an influence and inspiration to me, and I give him credit for truly opening my eyes to racial injustice,” Kardashian West said. “It was thanks to him that I met my first black person. Want to try in the dark to find out who it was?

Of course, she shouted at Kanye, “I married the best rapper ever,” Kardashian West said. “Not only that, he’s the richest black man in America – a talented and legitimate genius who gave me four amazing children. So when I got divorced, you should know that it was down to one thing: her personality.

And in true “SNL” style, Kardashian West concluded the monologue by biting the hand that fed her. “I’m so used to having 360 million followers watching my every move,” she said. “How many people watch “SNL”? like 10 million? So tonight is just a cold, intimate night for me.

If you’re a vaccinated celebrity who lives within driving distance of Rockefeller Center, ask your agent why you weren’t asked to make an appearance on “SNL” this weekend: An Entire Season of Celebrity Bookings, with Tyler Cameron, John Cena, Chace Crawford, Blake Griffin, Chris Rock and Jesse Williams appearing as potential suitors for a bachelorette party played by Kardashian West.

Amy Schumer also appeared as one of the producers of the fictional series, who decided that she wanted to compete for the affection of Kardashian West. Perhaps don’t invest too much in the hapless contender played by Kyle Mooney, who is perfectly certain to have as many chances as his famous rivals.

There was no way a Kardashian-themed episode of “SNL” left out other members of this camera-friendly family. At least some of these are put to good use in “The Switch,” a tribute to body swap comedies that find Kardashian West and Aidy Bryant swapping identities for what is supposed to be 24 hours – until that Bryant decides she is not coming back. (If that didn’t satisfy your appetite for Kardashian-centric humor, there’s also this parody of “the people’s court”, featuring a mix of real Kardashians and members of the “SNL” cast playing the Kardashians and other potential celebrities.)

At the Weekend Update desk, anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che riffed on Facebook’s troubled week, in which a whistleblower, Frances Haugen, testified about the company’s internal research, and the site and its products suffered long breakdowns.

Jost started:

This week we found out that a man in a hoodie can be dangerous at times. Internal documents show Facebook knew its platform was being used to spread hate and disinformation, but they withheld the evidence. What’s weird is that I went to school with Mark Zuckerberg and was there when he started Facebook. And I feel bad. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine so I could go back to college and find Mark and say, “Hey, man… can I be a part of your company? “

He added:

Facebook also denies a report that using Instagram can cause users to develop negative body image. Which explains their rival’s new tagline, TikTok: bring your fat ass over here.

Che picked up from the social media thread:

This week Instagram was down for an entire day. Forcing many Instagram addicts to spend their time with Twitter, TikTok or host “SNL” [Behind him, a screen showed an image of Kardashian West delivering her monologue from earlier in the show.]

Then he notes other media news, with a personal touch:

Fox News turned 25 this week and they celebrated their birthdays the same way I did: by paying white women to say nasty things.

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