The Ghost in the Shell star played President Donald Trump's daughter hawking her new perfume, Complicit, in a faux commercial that included many celebrity scent staples like golden décor, flowing champagne and high society party goers rocking gowns and tuxes.
The brief prerecorded sketch mocked Ivanka for her support of her father, even after his multitude of sexual harassment scandals and misogynistic comments in the media.
"A feminist. A champion. An advocate for women. Like... how?" the narrator asks in a deep baritone. "She's loyal. Devoted. Probably should have bounced after that whole Access Hollywood bus thing."
The entire conceit of the sketch is summed up best by its catchy slogan: "Complicit: the fragrance for the woman who could stop all of this, but won't."
Johansson also addressed the recent Day Without a Woman protest. Alongside SNL castmember Aidy Bryant, she came out as herself to explain how every woman on the cast took Wednesday off in solidarity for the strike.
Castmembers Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney wrote a script for them that included every female cast member and dealt with the issues women face when it comes to sexism, misogyny and micro-aggressions in American society, but it ended up just having Bennett and Mooney talk about how much they, as men, hate sexism while never actually letting any of the female cast weigh in.
Even when the guys bring musical guest Lorde out to perform a number, they end up just sing-screaming "Royals" over her vocalizations:
The brief, biting satire was one of the strongest commentaries on sexism via ignorance that SNL hascreated thus far.