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February 12, 2017

WATCH: SNL's grotesque Kellyanne Conway, Jake Tapper seduction skit

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Kate McKinnon plays White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway in "Saturday Night Live" skit on February 11, 2017.

In the department of outrageous headlines, White House senior adviser and South Jersey native Kellyanne Conway has become a legitimate rival to President Donald Trump. After pulling off the trifecta of coining "alternative facts," referencing a non-existent "Bowling Green Massacre," and unsubtly schilling for the fashion products of Ivanka Trump, Conway found herself the subject of a provocative skit on last night's edition of "Saturday Night Live."

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Over the course of the past week, many have remarked on the furrowed face of CNN anchor and Philadelphia-area native Jake Tapper while discussing the topics of the day with Kellyanne Conway.

In a clip not meant for the faint of heart, the resurgent "SNL" chose to play off of a scene from the 1987 psychological thriller "Fatal Attraction," in which an obsessed mistress refuses to let an affair fizzle out, as a way to illustrate the tension between Tapper (Beck Bennett) and Conway (Kate McKinnon). It's a revolting, violent, cringeworthy and (to some) probably an offensive skit.

Reaction to the scene has been mixed, to put it mildly. Plenty have come out in defense of "SNL" for its willingness to be bold in its attack on Conway.

Others, including New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi, thought it was in poor taste and a misfire. 

Regardless of where you stand, it's a clip that should keep you up at night and leave all of us wondering how Conway will respond, if at all. Tapper, usually ultra-composed on air, had only this to say.