Tina Fey SNL Rant on Charlottesville Goes Viral With Shout-Out to Standing Rock

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Tina Fey, a University of Virginia alumna spoke out about the recent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville on SNL

Tina Fey appeared on a special Thursday night broadcast of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update with co-anchor Colin Jost. While eating from a slab of white sheetcake, Fey ranted about the recent violence in Charlottesville which included a shout-out to the Native water protectors in Standing Rock.

Tina Fey appeared on last night on a surprise special Thursday night broadcast of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and, while eating from a slab of white sheetcake, ranted about the recent violence in Charlottesville involving various alt-right groups. Her appearance, which included a shout-out to the Native water protectors in Standing Rock, has gone viral.

Fey told SNL viewers that, rather than wasting time screaming at Klansmen, just scream into a cake. When co-anchor Colin Jost asked why the sheetcake, Fey simply replied, “Love is Love.

“The next time you see a bunch of white boys dressed in polo shirts, screaming about taking our country back and you want to scream, ‘It’s not our country, we stole it! We stole it from the Native Americans and when they have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock we shoot at them with rubber bullets. But then we let you chinless turds march through the streets with semi-automatic weapons.’”

After a round of applause, Fey exclaimed, “When you want to yell that, don’t yell it at the Klan, Colin, yell it into the cake.

SNL’s video clip on Twitter has already received over 13,000 retweets and 26,000 likes.

Fey, who graduated from Charlottesville’s University of Virginia in 1992, also called out President Trump on SNL.

“It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville. And then our president…comes out and says he condemns violence on many sides, on many sides, and I’m feeling sick because I’ve seen Raiders of the Lost Ark and I wasn’t confused by it. No, Nazis are always bad.”

Earlier in the broadcast, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers appeared as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Fallon—as Washington—defended himself against Trump’s comparison of Washington to Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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