Beyoncé’s politically charged performance during last weekend’s Super Bowl halftime show sent shockwaves throughout the culture, but a sketch from last night’s “Saturday Night Live” suggested that it affected one group above all.
Staged as the trailer for a horror movie, “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black” portrays the anarchy ignited by “the day that shook the whole white world,” as legions of Caucasian fans who previously viewed the pop star as ethnically neutral mob the streets in terror.
One scene depicted an office full of whites who all discover Beyoncé’s blackness simultaneously, prompting Bobby Moynihan‘s desk drone to the realization, “Maybe this song isn’t … for us,” to which Cecily Strong‘s administrative automaton cries, “But usually everything is!”
As a gravelly voiceover proclaimed, “It was the day they lost their damn, white minds,” additional plot reveals suggested the blackness may be spreading to other white-beloved stars — including “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington.
Mania turned straight-up morbid in the trailer’s closing scene, when fear of a black Beyoncé superceded a mother’s love for her son in the parody’s dark denouement.
Saturday Night Live airs on — you guessed it — Saturday nights at 11:35 PT/ET on NBC.
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