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SNL mocks dueling Trump, Biden town halls by channel surfing through event highlights in cold open

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SNL took on President Trump and former VP Joe Biden‘s dueling town hall meetings earlier in the week during its cold open Saturday, once again zeroing in on real-life viral moments.  

The cold open was set up as if viewers were channel surfing between the two programs.  

During the recreated Trump Town Hall, the president, played by Alec Baldwin, went head-to-head with Kate McKinnon’s Savannah Guthrie, avoiding her direct questions about when he last tested negative for coronavirus and any symptoms he might be experiencing. 

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SNL’s cold open took aim at the most viral moments from President Trump’s Town Hall meeting earlier this week, including social media favorite, ‘Nodding Lady’ (right)

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SNL also poked fun at voter Paulette Dale (played by Chloe Fineman, right) who said Trump (played by Alec Baldwin, left) was handsome when he smiled  

The cold open also targeted Joe Biden (played by Jim Carrey) and his meandering answers

The cold open also targeted Joe Biden (played by Jim Carrey) and his meandering answers

The cold open also targeted Joe Biden (played by Jim Carrey) and his meandering answers

McKinnon’s suffering Guthrie eventually gives up with the questions, saying ‘Okay, I’m done with my initial prostate exam,’ and then taking a question from the voters. 

When McKinnon returns later in the sketch, its while she and Baldwin’s Trump are circling each other on stage during ‘WrestleMania 37.’ 

Trump’s Town Hall also poked fun at two of the more viral moments that came out of his TV time.  

The first was involved real-voter Paulette Dale, who told Trump he was handsome when he smiled during the actual meeting, before asking her question. 

On SNL, Dale, played by Chloe Fineman, told Baldwin’s Trump that he looked ‘handsome’ when he smiled, then kept insisting to see his ‘chompers,’ as Baldwin grimaced and eventually smiled when she said ‘it’s so beautiful.’ 

The smile fell, however, as soon as Fineman’s Dale began questioning him about his immigration stance and his plans for ‘dreamers.’

Later in the Trump segment, SNL presented its version of ‘Nodding Lady.’

Biden's long-winded answers were skewered as SNL reimagined him as a Bob Ross-like figure

Biden's long-winded answers were skewered as SNL reimagined him as a Bob Ross-like figure

Biden’s long-winded answers were skewered as SNL reimagined him as a Bob Ross-like figure

Biden (Carrey) was also recast as Mr. Rogers, who sang, 'Won't you be my neighbor' while putting on a sweater

Biden (Carrey) was also recast as Mr. Rogers, who sang, 'Won't you be my neighbor' while putting on a sweater

Biden (Carrey) was also recast as Mr. Rogers, who sang, ‘Won’t you be my neighbor’ while putting on a sweater

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Maya Rudolph (left) returned to guest star as Sen. Kamala Harris, who wanted to know what Nodding Lady’s (right) story was and if she was a plant in the audience 

Savannah Guthrie's efforts to get Trump to answer questions was turned into WrestleMania 37, with McKinnon's Guthrie and Baldwin's Trump circling each other on stage

Savannah Guthrie's efforts to get Trump to answer questions was turned into WrestleMania 37, with McKinnon's Guthrie and Baldwin's Trump circling each other on stage

Savannah Guthrie’s efforts to get Trump to answer questions was turned into WrestleMania 37, with McKinnon’s Guthrie and Baldwin’s Trump circling each other on stage

In the cold open, a black woman – played by Ego Nwodm – in a white outfit with a red face mask could be seen in the background, nodding. After a few moments, she then started dancing in her seat, before standing up and twerking.  

Maya Rudolph then returned to the show, making a cameo as Sen. Kamala Harris, interrupting Trump’s rambling by asking: ‘What the hell is happening with that woman back then? I only nod that much when a waiter asks if I’ll be having mimosas at brunch.’

Rudolph then goes on to say, ‘Either that’s Candace Owens in a wig or baby girl answered the wrong Craigslist ad’ and ‘If you’re not a plant, I’m deeply concerned about you.’ 

During the actual debate, a black woman – since identified as immigration attorney Mayra Joli – wore a similar ensemble and captured social media’s heart with her emphatic nodding along and thumbs-upping as Trump spoke.

SNL also took aim at Biden’s Town Hall, poking fun at the meandering answers he gave to voter questions. 

Jim Carrey once again returned to guest star as Biden, who is first seen addressing statements including ‘you can make a difference, you can save this country’ up into the air.

After a few moments of rambling, moderator George Stephanopoulos, played by Mikey Day, asked ‘Who are you talking to?’

To which Carrey’s Biden said: ‘I’m talking to God, George.’

In a later bit, SNL likened Biden to Mr. Rogers, having Carrey sing ‘Won’t you be my neighbor’ as he dons a red sweater, and then answering a question while wearing a curly blond wig and painting happy trees, like Bob Ross.  

The cold open ended with Biden and Trump making their final remarks. 

Carrey’s Biden promised that he wouldn’t tweet ‘because I don’t know how’ and said that he’d have only one scandal: ‘I will mistake Angela Merkle for my wife from behind and tell her she’s got a rocking caboose. There’s no malice in that!’

Baldwin’s Trump, meanwhile, told viewers to ‘Just ask yourselves, America, aren’t you better off than you were four years ago?’ 

When a map of America shouted ‘No!’, Baldwin said: ‘Alright then just try to take me alive!’

Additional highlights of the SNL episode, which was hosted by Issa Rae, included a pair of Weekend Update gags.

In the first, host Michael Che made a crack about Trump’s Town Hall meeting airing on NBC, noting that the network ‘had a type,’ as pictures of Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer and Trump flashed on screen. All three of the men had been accused of sexual misconduct in recent years. 

The second bit involved cast members playing Donald Trump Jr. (Day), Eric Trump (Alex Moffat) and Tiffany Trump (Fineman) as they talked about the strength of their father’s presidential campaign. 

Don Jr. was left to wrangle with Eric, who blurted out incorrect – and unflattering – answers about their father while also discovering how much alcohol was in hand sanitizer, by squirting it in his mouth. Tiffany, meanwhile, noted that her father strictly enforced the social distancing around her. 

In the end, Don Jr. said he couldn’t ‘handle’ both of his siblings at the same time.  

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New Perth Mayor Basil Zempilas apologises for offensive comments against LGBT community

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TV star-turned Perth Lord Mayor, Basil Zempilas, has been forced to apologise for his ‘insensitive’ jibe insulting transgender people.

The breakfast host, 49, who was elected just two weeks ago, told listeners of his radio show on Wednesday that it was ‘wrong’ for a person to identify as a gender that was not the same as their physical anatomy.

‘If you’ve got a penis mate, you’re a bloke. If you’ve got a vagina, you’re a woman. Game over,’ he said.

Mr Zempilas also offered a $100 voucher to any ‘woman with a penis who called in and when asked how he would handle meeting transgender voters joked ‘handle the penis?’ 

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Basil Zempilas (pictured with his wife), who was elected into office in mid-October, told listeners of his radio show on Wednesday that it was 'wrong' for a person to identify as a gender which is in opposition to their physical anatomy

Basil Zempilas (pictured with his wife), who was elected into office in mid-October, told listeners of his radio show on Wednesday that it was 'wrong' for a person to identify as a gender which is in opposition to their physical anatomy

Basil Zempilas (pictured with his wife), who was elected into office in mid-October, told listeners of his radio show on Wednesday that it was ‘wrong’ for a person to identify as a gender which is in opposition to their physical anatomy

Mr Zempilas (pictured, on the campaign trail) apologised on Thursday for his insensitive comments against the transgender community

Mr Zempilas (pictured, on the campaign trail) apologised on Thursday for his insensitive comments against the transgender community

Mr Zempilas (pictured, on the campaign trail) apologised on Thursday for his insensitive comments against the transgender community

By Thursday, he admitted he’d made a mistake and apologised to anybody who took offence to his comments.   

‘For a brief moment, at 25 minutes past 5am yesterday, I forgot that I was the Lord Mayor of the City of Perth. That was my mistake. It’s my job to be better than that and it won’t happen again,’ he said. 

He said the comments do not ‘accurately reflect his values’ and that it was a ‘stupid, bad broadcasting moment’ that would not happen again. 

‘Transgender people should be allowed to live their lives the way that they wish to,’ he said.

‘It’s a moment that I would prefer to take back, obviously. I’m not proud of those comments and I have apologised for those comments.

‘They were comments unbefitting of me and my values and certainly unbefitting of the values of the organisations that I work for, my colleagues and certainly not in-keeping with the values of the City of Perth.’

The City of Perth has long been an ally to the LGBTQIA community, many of whom were outraged with the statement. 

Mr Zempilas, a former Weekend Sunrise host, was encouraged to undergo transgender awareness training to assist in his role serving the broader community. 

Hunter Gurevich, who chairs TransFolk WA, described the comments as unacceptable and ‘repugnant’.  

The City of Perth has long been an ally to the LGBTQI community, many of whom were outraged with the statement

The City of Perth has long been an ally to the LGBTQI community, many of whom were outraged with the statement

The City of Perth has long been an ally to the LGBTQI community, many of whom were outraged with the statement

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Curtis Ward, from Pride WA, suggested Mr Zempilas hadn’t quite grasped the difference between sex and gender. Pictured: Participants in the Mardi Gras parade

‘These comments are repugnant, bigoted, narrow minded, parochial and fundamentally deny contemporary science,’ he said. 

‘Further, it puts LGBTQIA+ people at increased risk of harm, when we are already a vulnerable group in society.

‘It is especially disappointing when The City of Perth has long supported the LGBTQIA+ community of Perth.

‘For Mr Zempilas to now betray not only the community, but our relationship with the city, is beyond inexcusable.’

Mr Gurevich already said it would be difficult for members of the community to accept the apology.

‘No apology will be accepted until Mr Zempilas confronts the damage his comments can and have done,’ he said.

Curtis Ward, from Pride WA, suggested Mr Zempilas hadn’t quite grasped the difference between sex and gender. 

‘It is possible to appear one way and feel another and when someone says they’re transgender, they are simply saying they feel differently to how they appear,’ he said. 

Mr Zempilas (pictured with his wife), a former Weekend Sunrise host, has been encouraged to undergo transgender awareness training to assist in his role serving the broader community

Mr Zempilas (pictured with his wife), a former Weekend Sunrise host, has been encouraged to undergo transgender awareness training to assist in his role serving the broader community

Mr Zempilas (pictured with his wife), a former Weekend Sunrise host, has been encouraged to undergo transgender awareness training to assist in his role serving the broader community

Zempilas' comments only fueled stigma surrounding the LGBTQIA community and perpetuated misinformed, hurtful and damaging opinions, according to one expert in the community

Zempilas' comments only fueled stigma surrounding the LGBTQIA community and perpetuated misinformed, hurtful and damaging opinions, according to one expert in the community

Zempilas’ comments only fueled stigma surrounding the LGBTQIA community and perpetuated misinformed, hurtful and damaging opinions, according to one expert in the community

‘[That is] sex being your physical appearance and your biology whereas gender is how you identify psychologically, whether you’re feminine or masculine.’

Mr Ward said Zempilas’ comments only fueled stigma surrounding the LGBTQIA community and perpetuated misinformed, hurtful and damaging opinions.  

‘I think people need to be educating themselves about what they’re speaking about and if they do have that stage, and they are commanding such a large audience, they should be making educated statements,’ he said.

During the segment, Mr Zempilas encouraged ‘any women with a penis’ to ring the radio station to win a $100 voucher.     

He will quit his presenting role on the radio show at the end of the year after stepping into the role of Lord Mayor. 

The latest controversy came after he wrote in a column piece in August that he would ‘forcibly’ remove homeless people from the city centre if he was elected.

‘I make no apologies for this, the homeless need to be moved out of the Hay and Murray Street malls and the surrounding areas,’ he wrote.

Zempilas' campaign trail hit a snag after he wrote in a column piece in August that he would 'forcibly' remove homeless people from the city centre 'if that's what it takes'

Zempilas' campaign trail hit a snag after he wrote in a column piece in August that he would 'forcibly' remove homeless people from the city centre 'if that's what it takes'

Zempilas’ campaign trail hit a snag after he wrote in a column piece in August that he would ‘forcibly’ remove homeless people from the city centre ‘if that’s what it takes’

Channel Seven star Basil Zempilas (pictured, with Sam Armytage) was elected the Lord Mayor of the City of Perth two weeks ago

Channel Seven star Basil Zempilas (pictured, with Sam Armytage) was elected the Lord Mayor of the City of Perth two weeks ago

Channel Seven star Basil Zempilas (pictured, with Sam Armytage) was elected the Lord Mayor of the City of Perth two weeks ago

‘Forcibly, if that’s what it takes. I’m sick of being told by people who don’t live and work in the city like I do that it’s not that bad — actually, it’s worse. 

‘The look, the smell, the language, the fights — it’s disgusting. A blight on our city.’

Mr Zempilas was forced to apologise after copping widespread backlash over the comments, with critics accusing him of being ‘disconnected from the city’.

‘Those comments were made in frustration over nine months ago after an incident with my wife and my six year old daughter and a man exposing himself at 11am on a Sunday,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

‘But the comments weren’t appropriate and I have apologised.

‘I’ve spent a good deal of the last six months educating myself by speaking with people who are homeless, trying to understand their situation better and by speaking with service providers. ‘

Mr Zempilas is a famous face in West Australia, and in March 2018, he was co-host of Weekend Sunrise, replacing Andrew O’Keefe.

In September 2019, he stepped down as regular host of Weekend Sunrise, however continued to appear as a fill-in presenter.

The TV star is has been married to longtime partner Amy Graham since 2009, with the pair tying the knot in Greece. They share two daughters and a son.  

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Gucci is slammed for selling RIPPED tights for £146

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Italian Fashion House Gucci has been slammed for selling ripped tights that look like they’ve been ‘clawed by a cat’ for a £146.

The luxury label was branded ‘out of touch’ for selling the expensive stretch mesh tights, which have the designer’s label etched into the waistband which horrified social media users.

Among the critics was Instagram account Diet Prada, which serves as a fashion industry watchdog. 

Italian Fashion House Gucci has been slammed for selling ripped tights that look like they've been 'clawed by a cat' for a £146.

Italian Fashion House Gucci has been slammed for selling ripped tights that look like they've been 'clawed by a cat' for a £146.

The luxury label was branded 'out of touch' for selling the expensive stretch mesh tights, which have the designer's label etched into the waistband which horrified social media users.

The luxury label was branded 'out of touch' for selling the expensive stretch mesh tights, which have the designer's label etched into the waistband which horrified social media users.

Italian Fashion House Gucci has been slammed for selling ripped tights that look like they’ve been ‘clawed by a cat’ for a £146.

Among the critics was Instagram account Diet Prada , which serves as a fashion industry watchdog. 'To whoever paid $190 for these @gucci pre-ripped tights... r u ok? #RippedInItaly' they wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the distressed leg coverings.

Among the critics was Instagram account Diet Prada , which serves as a fashion industry watchdog. 'To whoever paid $190 for these @gucci pre-ripped tights... r u ok? #RippedInItaly' they wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the distressed leg coverings.

Among the critics was Instagram account Diet Prada , which serves as a fashion industry watchdog. ‘To whoever paid $190 for these @gucci pre-ripped tights… r u ok? #RippedInItaly’ they wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the distressed leg coverings.

‘To whoever paid $190 (£146) for these @gucci pre-ripped tights… r u ok? #RippedInItaly’ they wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the distressed leg coverings.

The tights, which are marked as sold out by various third party sellers, are described by Gucci as ‘High-rise’ and ‘distressing throughout’  with a  ‘woven logo at elasticised waistband’.

Diet Prada’s post gathered hundreds of comments from confused social media users , with some joking they would sell their own old tights for the same price. 

‘I have so many pairs like this. Gonna claim mine are Gucci, like thanks for making my broke a**look rich. Cool cool cool,’ said one. 

‘No words,’ added another. 

‘Googles DIY ripped Gucci tights on YouTube,’ said a third. 

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Diet Prada's post gathered hundreds of comments from confused social media users with some joking they would sell their own old tights for the same price.

Diet Prada's post gathered hundreds of comments from confused social media users with some joking they would sell their own old tights for the same price.

Diet Prada’s post gathered hundreds of comments from confused social media users with some joking they would sell their own old tights for the same price.

‘This isn’t even a flex. It’s just concerning,’ wrote a fourth.

‘Lmaooo clearly 2020 is getting to everyone and making them LOSE their minds,’ a fifth joked.

‘Lol these brands are so out of touch,’ said another.

‘Mine looked like this after they were clawed by my cat,’ wrote one.  

But Haute Couture designer Natalia Fender who is best known for her unorthodox use of metal textiles in knitting defended the brand, adding: ‘Haha, to be fair they had to program the knitting machine to make it looked ‘ripped’, so I’m assuming it’s knit this way and will not run any further, etc. Similar to t-shirts that have this look.’

Ralph Lauren has left fans baffled by advertising a pair of £620 overalls covered that are covered in fake paint stains

Ralph Lauren has left fans baffled by advertising a pair of £620 overalls covered that are covered in fake paint stains

The blue cotton boiler suit has white and red splatters all over it and worn marks on the knees

The blue cotton boiler suit has white and red splatters all over it and worn marks on the knees

It comes just weeks after fellow designer Ralph Lauren left fans baffled by advertising a pair of £620 overalls that are covered in fake paint stains. 

It comes just weeks after fellow designer Ralph Lauren left fans baffled by advertising a pair of £620 overalls that are covered in fake paint stains.

The blue cotton boiler suit has white and red splatters all over it and worn marks on the knees.

It is kept together by gold zip and looks like something that could be worn by a painter-decorator.

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Couple who are STEP-SIBLINGS divide TikTok with their bizarre videos

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Step-siblings who are in a romantic relationship have divided social media users with their bizarre TikTok videos 

Diana Camila Avila and Jordie Vena claim they met six years ago through their parents and started dating in 2017 after realizing they were attracted to each other. 

Posting under the joint account alphafamilia, the couple, from the US, have built up a 600,000-strong following with videos showing them kissing, role-playing and acting out different trends. 

Diana Camila Avila and Jordie Vena claim they met six years ago through their parents and started dating in 2017 after realizing they were attracted to each other

Diana Camila Avila and Jordie Vena claim they met six years ago through their parents and started dating in 2017 after realizing they were attracted to each other

Diana Camila Avila and Jordie Vena claim they met six years ago through their parents and started dating in 2017 after realizing they were attracted to each other

In one recent clip Diana and Jordie reenacted their first kiss, which they claimed happened during a family movie night. The couple receive mixed comments on TikTok

In one recent clip Diana and Jordie reenacted their first kiss, which they claimed happened during a family movie night. The couple receive mixed comments on TikTok

In one recent clip Diana and Jordie reenacted their first kiss, which they claimed happened during a family movie night. The couple receive mixed comments on TikTok

In one recent clip Diana and Jordie reenacted their first kiss, which they claimed happened during a family movie night. 

In another they justify their relationship by saying ‘siblings are often attracted to each other’. 

Speaking to LadBible, Diana said it was ‘love at first sight’ but they initially kept their feelings from each other because of the unusual circumstances.  

She continued: People are very negative about our relationship. We get negativity daily.

Posting under the joint account alphafamilia , the couple, from the US, have built up a 600,000-strong following with videos showing them kissing and role-playing

Posting under the joint account alphafamilia , the couple, from the US, have built up a 600,000-strong following with videos showing them kissing and role-playing

Posting under the joint account alphafamilia , the couple, from the US, have built up a 600,000-strong following with videos showing them kissing and role-playing

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TikTok users are divided with critics saying 'it's not normal' while fans say 'there's nothing wrong'

TikTok users are divided with critics saying 'it's not normal' while fans say 'there's nothing wrong'

TikTok users are divided with critics saying ‘it’s not normal’ while fans say ‘there’s nothing wrong’

‘It’s hard for people to understand our relationship, but love is love. It’s hard to know who you’re going to fall in love with.’

Their videos often show Diana dressed in provocative costumes including a maid, ‘sexy’ clown, and a police woman in short shorts.  

TikTok users are divided, with one critic saying: ‘I’m going to ask TikTok to remove the video so you can’t hurt anyone else with this.’ 

But fans have jumped to their defense, saying: ‘I don’t understand why they get hate. I love both of them so much.’

Their videos often show Diana dressed in provocative costumes including a maid (pictured), 'sexy' clown, and a police woman in short shorts

Their videos often show Diana dressed in provocative costumes including a maid (pictured), 'sexy' clown, and a police woman in short shorts

Their videos often show Diana dressed in provocative costumes including a maid (pictured), ‘sexy’ clown, and a police woman in short shorts

One recent video shows Diana dancing (pictured) while Jordie relaxes in the hotel bed behind

One recent video shows Diana dancing (pictured) while Jordie relaxes in the hotel bed behind

One recent video shows Diana dancing (pictured) while Jordie relaxes in the hotel bed behind

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