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‘SNL’: Joe Biden Holds Meeting with TikTok Stars to Fight Russia-Ukraine War in Cold Open

The summit for TikTok creators featured a parody of a CW actress and Jason Derulo

In this week’s Saturday Night Live cold open, President Joe Biden got advice from an unexpected source: TikTok creators.

Following an introduction detailing the shutdown of Facebook and Instagram in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion, leaving TikTok as the only remaining social media platform there, James Austin Johnson’s Biden and Kate McKinnon’s Jen Psaki hosted a summit for TikTok stars to seek their help figuring out how to stop the war.

Despite not understanding “computer,” Biden gave the floor to the TikTok personalities. First up was an “actress on social media” who uses poems to retaliate against Putin (played by Chloe Fineman). After that idea was quickly vetoed, she began dancing and pointing to invisible text that would detail five tips to defeat Putin.

Then, Andrew Dismukes took on a role as a TikTokker who “does raps and pranks,” while Chris Redd portrayed Jason Derulo, who could only sing his name in response to any question. Aidy Bryant played a girl who does “silly animal makeup for kids” who was actually a member of the alt-right. Bowen Yang later joined the group as “a guy who does a bunch of insane tricks using a toilet plunger stuck to my nipples.”


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