Tina Fey admits she “screwed up.”
While speaking with David Letterman on the late-night hosts’ Netflix talk show series, comedienne Tina Fey admits that she deeply regrets how she ended the eight-month-old controversial Charlottesville sketch on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
In addition to taking on neo-Nazis, Trump and relating the driver who sped into the protesters to Hilary Clinton‘s emails, Fey’s comments in the bit suggested that protesters “yell at” a sheet cake with the American flag sketched, versus white supremacists; as it diminishes their power by not paying them attention.
As a result of the former University of Virginia (whose campus is based in Charlottesville) actress’ remarks, she told Letterman:
“I felt like a gymnast who did a very solid routine and broke her ankle on the landing. Because I think it’s in the last 2-3 sentences of the piece, I think, that I chumped it. And I screwed up and the implication was that I was telling people to give up and not be active and not fight. That was not my intention, obviously.”
Additionally, she proposed how she’d better end the sketch, stating:
“If I had a time machine, I would end the piece by saying … ‘Fight them in every way except the way that they want.'”
Also within the sit-down, Fey then questioned Letterman’s lack of women in the writer’s rooms, a topic he’s received much backlash for over the years.
So, Letterman responded:
“I didn’t know why there weren’t women writers. There was no policy against women writers. I always thought, well, geez, if I was a woman I don’t know if I would want to write on my nickel-and-dime, dog-and-pony show anyway because we’re on at 12:30.”
While Fey, admitted:
“Yeah, we did want to write on it, though,” he retorted, “But that is my ignorance, and I feel bad for that, and it’s changing, has changed.”
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