Comedian Michelle Wolf sparked a national controversy over the weekend with her scathing “jokes” about the Trump administration, specifically targeting White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Wolf was the keynote speaker at the annual White House Correpondents’ Dinner, but her remarks led to a public outrage rather than an applause.
Even the current president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, Margaret Talev, issued a statement addressing the controversy admitting that Wolf’s monologues did not align with their organization’s mission.
“I also have heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer’s monologue and concerns about how it reflects on our mission…[Saturday’s] program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people,” Talev stated. “Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.”
Regardless of Talev’s statement, the countless condemning statements made by well-known political names, and the backlash from the public, Wolf doubled down on her remarks in a recent interview, reported USA Today.
"I mean, I'm honestly – I wouldn't change a single word that I said," Wolf said in the interview. "I'm very happy with what I said, and I'm glad I stuck to my guns."
"I think they didn't pay attention to what was said," she added. "I mean, if there is two people that I actually made fun of their looks on Saturday it was Mitch McConnell and Chris Christie and no one is jumping to their defense. I made fun of Mitch McConnell's neck and I did a small jab at Chris Christie's weight and no one is jumping to their defense."
Wolf also assured she felt justified to make certain types of jokes about women because she is a woman. In hindsight, Wolf did not feel any guilt about her “jokes.”
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