June 21, 2021

Tina Fey to white supremacists: ‘It’s not our country, we stole it from the Native Americans’

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Editorial Note: It is probably prudent to say that EA News does not endorse any specific message from Ms. Fey’s performance. Our reason for carrying this article is that comedy sometimes cuts deeper than serious debate. Let the issues sink in, hopefully enjoy a laugh or two, and, if you find offense in part or in whole, ask yourself how the world has become so askew to inspire this kind of satire.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Tina Fey to white supremacists: ‘It’s not our country, we stole it from the Native Americans'” was written by Guardian staff, for theguardian.com on Friday 18th August 2017 14.23 UTC

Tina Fey was a surprise visitor on Saturday Night Live spin-off Weekend Update on Thursday and gave her thoughts on white supremacy and Donald Trump.

The 30 Rock star is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and arrived to express her anger at what occurred last weekend in Charlottesville.

“I’m feeling sick because I’ve seen Raiders of the Lost Ark and I wasn’t confused by it,” she said. “Nazis are always bad, I don’t care what you say.”

There have been reports of further white supremacist rallies across the US this weekend, including in Washington Square Park in New York. “Part of me hopes these neo-Nazis do try it in New York City,” she said. “I hope they try it and get the ham salad kicked out of them by a bunch of drag queens, because you know what a drag queen still is? A six foot four black man.”

Fey’s strategy for dealing with the stress of it all? “Find a local business you support, maybe a Jewish-run bakery or an African American-run bakery, order a cake with the American flag on it and just eat it,” she said, before bringing on a giant sheet cake which she proceeded to eat.

She said “the next time you see a bunch of white boys in polo shirts screaming about taking our country back and you want to scream it’s not our country, we stole it from the Native Americans” – you should scream into the cake instead.

“Who drove the car into the crowd?” she joked. “Hillary’s emails?”

As she continued to eat cake, she spoke about the importance of stress eating. “Sheet-caking is a grassroots movement,” she said. “Most of the women I know have been doing it once a week since the election.”

She went on to question why Paul Ryan hasn’t been more vocal during Trump’s refusal to condemn those marching against the removal of confederate statues.

“Where is Paul Ryan in all this?” she said. “You’re supposed to be the cool young congressman but you don’t know how to @ somebody on Twitter? Racism is bad @RealDonaldTrump, you pussy.”

She also questioned Trump’s sudden passion for the statutes set to be taken down.

“Donny Johnny says we need to defend out country’s beautiful confederate monuments, when you know he would take them down in a second if he thought he could build a bunch of poorly constructed condos on the spot,” she said.

After dipping a grilled cheese sandwich into her cake, she concluded: “I really want to say, to encourage, all good, sane Americans this weekend to treat these rallies like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads.

“Don’t show up. Let these morons scream into the empty air.”

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