‘Saturday Night Live’ Has Some Fun With the Lana Del Rey Backlash, Makes a Few Good Points In The Process

While we were preoccupied with early Super Bowl festivities, “Saturday Night Live” took the opportunity of its first show following the Lana Del Rey debacle to address the controversy.

Kristen Wiig suited up to play Del Rey, sporting long flowy locks and a lace dress, on a “Weekend Update” segment with Seth Meyers. The pair mostly mocked the level of vitriol directed at Del Rey, declaring it overkill, saying, “The music stage on ‘Saturday Night Live’ is hallowed ground, and I failed to reach the high bar set by past guests like Bubba Sparxxx, The Baha Men and Shaggy.”

Check it out below:

“SNL” boiled down the ridiculous amount of attention paid to Del Rey’s lackluster showing thusly: “Based on the public’s response, I must have clubbed a baby seal while singing the Taliban national anthem.”
Boom.

Wiig and Meyers continued to shoot arrows in the media’s evisceration of Del Rey, mocking the attention paid to her stage name – “No serious musician would ever change their name, except maybe for Sting, Cher, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, everyone else in hip-hop and of course Bob Dylan” – and even making a point about how the media takes on bullying as a cause, but only when it’s convenient.

“No, I’m grateful that all of you made your voices heard,” Wiig as Del Rey said. “In this age of dangerous school bullying, you have sent an important message: If you think someone is weird you should criticize them as much as possible.”