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Bowen Yang’s Jafar Read Ron DeSantis To Absolute Filth & We’re Dying

Bowen Yang’s Jafar Read Ron DeSantis To Absolute Filth & We’re Dying

Bowen Yang as Jafar
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The SNL star came for the Florida Governor over his continued attacks on Disney.

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On this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, Bowen Yang appeared as everyone’s queer-coded villain Jafar on the Weekend Update and he had some choice words for “Don’t Say GayGovernor Ron DeSantis aka “The Boy” — it was incredible.

The roasting followed another week of DeSantis trying to wage war on the House of Mouse for ever-so-gently pushing back on his horrifically homophobic “Don’t Say Gay” bill — and then outwitting him by quietly pushing through changes that would prevent his oversight board from actually regulating the company for decades.

“We’re going to look at things like taxes on hotels, we’re going to look at things like tolls on the roads, we’re going to look at things like developing some of the property that the district owns,” DeSantis threatened.

One person who was very underwhelmed by his villainous tactics: Jafar. “Well, Michael, as far as villains go, the boy’s an amateur. He has no rizz, no spark, no drip. The look is giving Baby Mayor. I mean, he did wear those white cowboy boots, but let’s be honest: They wore him,” Yang began as Jafar. “Don’t get me wrong: the boy’s plenty evil. Banning Rosa Parks in schools? I’m a dark sorcerer and even I was like, ‘Jesus, dude! It’s Rosa Parks.’”

"If the boy thinks he can somehow prevent Disney World from being gay, that carpet has flown!” he said. “I mean, if you opened up Grindr on Main Street, U.S.A., your phone explodes.”

But Jafar dropped his most devilishly defeating blow when he pointed out the hypocrisy of DeSantis. “Don’t say gay? Well, if there is no gay, there is no Disney, and everyone loves Disney! Including you! Because your dumb ass got married there, and that’s the gayest thing you can do!”

Chef’s kiss!

While Yang may be making a joke here, he’s not kidding. DeSantis was indeed married at the Walt Disney Resort’s Grand Floridian wedding pavilion in 2009, in a chapel that overlooks Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World and his reception was in Epcot. You can’t make this stuff up, but Bowen can absolutely roast you over it.

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.