White House Correspondents Dinner: Comedians Defend Michelle Wolf

2020-02-24 01:45:54    阅读:638998

Comedians rushed to defend Michelle Wolf as she received a wide array of criticism and praise for her controversial performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night in Washington, D.C. The comedian, best known for her role on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and her HBO stand-up special, skewered Trump administration officials, the media, Democrats and Republicans at the dinner, which President Donald Trump opted to skip for the second year in a row. But a number of attendees and viewers of her performance, including high-profile journalists and politicians, criticized Wolf for her pointed comments at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Wolf compared Sanders to Aunt Lydia, the terrifying indoctrinator of The Handmaids Tale, and insinuated Sanders represented white women who disappoint other white women. I actually really like Sarah, Wolf said at the dinner. I think shes very resourceful. She burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Like maybe shes born with it, maybe its lies. Its probably l

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 As some in the press corps pushed for an apology to Sanders, Margaret Talev, the president of the White House Correspondents Association, sai

d Wolfs jokes did not reflect the views of the press corps. The association by tradition does not preview or censor the entertainers remarks, Talev told Politico. Some of them made me uncomfortable and did not embody the spirit of the night. And that is protected by the First Amendment. I appreciated Sarah Sanders for joining us at the head of the table and her grace through the program. Contact us at editors@time.com.