Tina Fey just blasted Trump and called out the college educated women who voted for him. Fey spoke at a fundraiser on Friday night for the American Civil Liberties Union. She suggested that the women who voted for Trump in November’s election might want to “forget” about the outcome and go back to watching cable television. The 46-year-old comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member said, “The thing that I kind of keep focusing on is the idea that we sort of need to hold the edges, that it’s sort of like a lot of this election was turned by kinda white college-educated women who would now maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV, and I would want to urge them, ‘You can’t look away.’”
You can watch the ACLU fundraiser below, Fey’s comments are at 1:29:09:
According to the post-election stats compiled by the New York Times, 53% of white, female voters voted for Donald Trump over the presidential nominee, Hilary Clinton. 44% of college-educated white female voters voted for Trump. Tina Fey warned those voters, “Because it doesn’t affect you this minute, but it’s going to affect you eventually.”
Fey also referred to the president pronouncing April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. She quipped that this must be an April Fool’s Day joke, and said, “So now we know what he gave up for Lent.”
The fundraising ACLU event was a star studded with celebrities including Tom Hanks, Tracy Morgan, Mahershala Ali, Jon Hamm, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amy Poehler and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Tina Fey hasn’t been the only one to call out white women who voted for Trump. Lena Dunham wrote that she found it “painful” that white women had been unable to see past their “violent privilege” to vote for the Democratic candidate. She went on to say, “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.” Chelsea Handler also criticized Trump female voters writing, “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.”
At the end of Tina Fey’s interview Friday night she had these words, “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.”
We would like to hear from the women who voted for Trump. How does it feel to be called out by Hollywood?