One of the biggest new stories of the summer was when comedian Leslie Jones became victim to cyberbullying when her website was hacked and private photos of her were released. During the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, Jones got her revenge.
In the sketch, Pete Davidson plays the show’s dark, cyber-centric protagonist Elliot Alderson. Instead of trying to take down Evil Corp. and the world economy, Davidson’s character is commissioned by Jones to figure out who hacked her. Jones satirizes her own technological ineptitude—she busts out a completely ancient personal computer, and her password turns out to be “password.”
Before Elliot discovers that she wasn’t hacked by an outside group after all. Jones somehow managed to unleash all of her most private information completely by accident. “It seems you backed up your photos to your online website,” Elliot reveals. “Don’t know how you did it, it’s actually really hard to do.”
Rami Malek, who portrays Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot actually tuned into the episode and found the sketch hilarious.
— Rami Malek (@ItsRamiMalek) October 2, 2016