When Saturday Night Live returned live after Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande broke off their engagement, there were reports that SNL had plans to address the breakup on air. But a planned bit was pulled last minute after word got back to Pete that Ariana was upset about a joke used in the show promo.
Pete can’t joke about it, but apparently Grande can. A teaser for the video of her new hit song “Thank You, Next” includes a joke about the breakup.
The joke comes in the form of a parody of the movie Mean Girls. “One time on Twitter, I heard Ariana was pregnant, so I got pregnant so we could be pregnant at the same time,” is the line that opens the clip, echoing the famous scene from Mean Girls. There are a bunch of other Mean-Girls-esque parody jokes, including one joking about the broken engagement.
Looks like the ban is off, at least on one side.
Come on SNL, lets see that sketch.