Somewhere along the way, someone must have given SNL a get-out-of-jail-free card by way of offensive jokes and politically incorrect commentary.
And it’s ironic, really—the same people who’d condemn to death any conservative who’d so much as comment on the weight of a liberal actress or pundit have made careers of low-blow jokes on the iconic weekend skit show.
Saturday Night Live portrayed Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Deputy White House Press Secretary, for the first time over the weekend.
And it was grotesque.
Todd Starnes at Fox News said it well:
There’s really not a polite way to say this but the folks over at “Saturday Night Live” are a bunch of pompous, low-rent, intergluteal clefts.
In the skit, Sanders (played by actress Aidy Bryant) says, “my father is Mike Huckabee… My mother is a big Southern hamburger.”
Starnes points out how CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo even came to Sanders defense:
“You guys were mean about Huckabee Sanders,” CNN’s Chris Cuomo said. “You were fat-shaming her. You were talking about how she looks and what she wears. I thought that it was mean, not funny.”
“They had her eating,” Cuomo said. “I thought it was in poor taste.”
This is incredibly Hollywood-esque to have such a double standard.
In fact, Hollywood liberals were actually angry at Lena Dunham for her recent weight loss, which is bizarre for a million other reasons.
Nevertheless, it begs the point: conservative women are fair game, but liberal women are beacons of “body positivity”?
Give me a freaking break.