Saturday Night Live continued it’s 45th season with Harry Styles returning as both host and musical guest on Saturday. The singer previously performed on the show with his boy band One Direction in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
For Styles’ solo go on the show, he took on the role of Dillan in one sketch. Dillan is a sexually frustrated social media manager for the Sara Lee bread Instagram account.
Styles is called in by two of the company’s higher-ups (played by Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang) who confront him about his off-brand activity. They bring up instances where the brand’s handle commented under a photo of Nick Jonas telling him to “Wreck me daddy,” and “Destroy me, king.”
“Uh, I see what happened,” Styles said. “I’ve been mixing up the Sara Lee Instagram account with my personal account.”
Strong’s character continued, asking Styles why he commented on the account of a “random guy with only 200 followers.” There, the singer dropped “a few eggplants, water drops, a train and a ghost emoji.” According to Styles, the string of images referenced “getting railed to death” — going to maybe put that one in our own repertoire of tricks.
“If Nick Jonas won’t like Sara Lee’s comment fine, but some random fashion twink?” Strong said. Styles clarified that Sara Lee’s “feelings were hurt” by that.
Styles’ sex-crazed antics weren’t just reserved for comments; the star was also captioning the company’s own images with his personal voice. In one post he wrote “Feeling really depressed after threesome. What was supposed to be a fantasy ended up more rejection. Must get rid of toxic in community,” as a caption for a photo of grilled cheese.
When asked by Strong if there were any typos in the caption Styles blames it on a Sara Lee writing it on a“popper’s high,”at 4 a.m.
But, it looks like Styles wasn’t the only one to use the account. It comes out that Yang, who had been managing the Sara Lee Instagram before Styles was brought on, had been using the handle in a similar way. In an old post, he uploaded an image of himself and Styles, where the pair had thrown a “harness party” at the Sara Lee offices. The revelation leads Strong to officially give the pair their first warning.
When style later confesses that he slid into Shawn Mendes’ DMs to tell the singer to “check out this special holiday promotion.” When asked what the promotion was he responds, “a picture of my open throat?” Second warning!
The sketch was written by Yang and his frequent collaborator Julio Torres. The pair also notably teamed up on "The Actress," a sketch involving Emma Stone making a cameo appearance in a gay porn film, and another sketch about OnlyFans gays that starred Halsey.
Styles’ latest album, Fine Line, will be released next month. For his SNL set, the singer performed his hit single Lights Up, off the upcoming album. For that performance the British heartthrob wore a black, sequined jumpsuit with a plunging neckline that showed off his chest tattoo.