During a fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday Night, Tina Fey, American actress/comedian, decided it was a great time to insult the female white voters who support Donald Trump.
She says that the female white college educated women, like herself, who unlike her voted for President Donald Trump must be regretting their decision and are turning their backs on the news and are trying to forget the election. She is urging this women with a simple statement, “You can’t look away.”
Of course you shouldn’t look away! There are fantastic things in the works and change is in the air. The majority of female white voters picked President Trump over his opponent Hillary Clinton. That has got to be saying something!
Fey then proceeded to make a tasteless joke and insult President Donald Trump, saying that he gave up sexual assault for lent. Disgusting!
“I personally will make my own pledge as a college-educated white woman to not look away, to not pretend that things that are happening now won’t eventually affect me if we don’t put a stop to it,” Fey reportedly added at the end of the interview.
Friday night’s “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU” — which was streamed live on Facebook — drew a number of celebrities including Tom Hanks, Tracy Morgan, Mahershala Ali, Jon Hamm, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amy Poehler and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
During the event, Fey said that Trump’s pronouncement of April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month must have been an April Fools’ Day joke: “So now we know what he gave up for Lent,” she joked.
Fey is hardly the only celebrity to criticize white, female voters for casting their ballots for Trump. In an essay published three days after Trump defeated Clinton, actress Lena Dunham said she found it “painful” that white women had been unable to see past their “violent privilege” to vote for the Democratic candidate.
“It’s painful to know that white women, so unable to see the unity of female identity, so unable to look past their violent privilege, and so inoculated with hate for themselves, showed up to the polls for him,” Dunham wrote. Talk show host Chelsea Handler also criticized female Trump voters in an essay published in December. “One of the saddest things about November 8 were the women of America who somehow managed to vote for Donald Trump, specifically the 53% percent of all white female voters who chose Mr. Trump,” Handler wrote.