Sara Lee responds to Harry Styles’ inappropriate ‘SNL’ sketch about the brand
Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee — except maybe during a threesome.
A sexually charged sketch in the latest “Saturday Night Live” episode has resulted in Instagram trolls flooding the official Sara Lee Bread account with some saucy comments. But when contacted by The Post, the baking company seemed less than battered by it all.
Guest host Harry Styles, 25, played a Sara Lee social media moderator named Dylan whose personal sexual exploits inadvertently collided with his work duties.
Dylan is called into a meeting with his bosses, played by Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang, after accidentally using the Sara Lee account — instead of his personal one — to comment “Wreck me daddy” and “Destroy me king” on a photo of Nick Jonas on the singer’s Instagram account.
And Dylan’s situation just got worse from there.
On a different photo of what Strong called a “random fashion twink,” Dylan commented with a string of suggestive emojis — — which Styles’ character translated to mean “getting railed to death.”
Saying Dylan’s social media faux pas were “really bad for the brand,” his bosses also mentioned inappropriate captioning of photos on the company’s Instagram feed itself, including one about Sara Lee’s Texas toast, which read, “Feeling really depressed after threesome. What was supposed to be a fantasy ended up more rejection. Must get rid of toxic in community.” In a post about Sara Lee cheesecake, Dylan said he was feeling “A little moody after being used. Why do guys freak out when I ask them to spit in mouth.”
After receiving his first warning from his bosses, Dylan admitted he also direct-messaged singer Shawn Mendes to offer him a “special holiday promotion,” which was “a picture of my open throat.”
But it seems the saucy sketch had an after effect, as images on the real Sara Lee account received the same comments from real-life posters.
Some folks took note of the bombardment on the bakery’s account and even felt sympathy for the moderator who had to deal with the onslaught.
The hashtag #SaraLee also trended on Twitter, as viewers reacted to the sketch in a number of ways, including sharing a sudden fondness for the company’s products.
When contacted for comment by The Post, Bimbo Bakeries USA — the company which owns Sara Lee — seemed less than stirred up. “We didn’t participate in creating the skit and its content doesn’t align with Sara Lee Bread’s brand. But, we all know SNL pushes the envelope for laughs and we are taking it in stride.”
The Post also reached out to “Saturday Night Live” for comment but didn’t hear back.