This week’s Saturday Night Live episode, hosted by Rachel Brosnahan, featured a Kool-Aid parody of Gillette’s Super Bowl “We Believe” ad, which sparked controversy when the commercial addressed issues concerning toxic masculinity.
The sketch opens up with an ’80s-themed ad featuring two teenage boys talking about how thirsty they are after a basketball practice. The Kool-Aid man then bursts through a wall with a jug of Kool-Aid saying his signature “Oh yeah!” while the excited boys say “I wanna be like Kool-Aid!”
Like the Gillette commercial, the parody then addresses toxic masculinity by switching to snippets of boys and men imitating the Kool-Aid Man’s destructive ways by bursting through various walls screaming “Oh yeah!”
“Something finally changed,” the narrator says as a montage of news anchors report on Kool-Aid Man controversies.
The boys and men featured then recognize their actions and apologize--this includes a business man saying sorry to a female executive for interrupting her presentation.
“Because the Kool-Aid boys watching today, will be the Kool-Aid men of tomorrow,” the narrator says as the sketch ends with boys with red mustaches smiling.
Smart city app Qlue raises an undisclosed amount of financing from Telkom Indonesia’s VC arm MDI Ventures Qlue, a smart city app developer from Indonesia, announces today that it has raised funding from state-owned telco company Telkom Indonesia through its venture capital arm MDI Ventures, reported by Deal Street Asia. With this funding, Qlue officially […]
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