Former “Saturday Night Live” forged member Julia Sweeney mentioned her 1993 Chelsea Clinton impression sparked a none-too-happy letter from then-first woman and future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“I understood what Hillary was saying, especially now that I’m a parent. It’s like, ‘Yeah fuck off.’ I mean, don’t play kids. That was wrong, she was right, that was wrong,” Sweeney informed the “Fly on the Wall” podcast, hosted by fellow “SNL” alum Dana Carvey and David Spade.
“People were saying how unattractively I was playing Chelsea and all I did was not wear makeup and put braces on,” Sweeney mentioned of the sketch the place Phil Hartman and Jan Hooks performed President Invoice Clinton and Hillary, respectively.
“If you say that, you’re saying I’m unattractive. Like, maybe that’s so, but I wasn’t trying to play her unattractive.”
Sweeney by no means performed Chelsea Clinton once more on “SNL” though the present poked enjoyable on the then-first daughter’s seems in a 1992 “Wayne’s World” sketch.
Mike Myers, who performed Wayne within the recurring sketch, apologized to the Clintons the next 12 months.
“We felt, upon reflection, that if it was in any way hurtful, it wasn’t worth it,” present creator and govt producer Lorne Michaels mentioned on the time. “She’s a kid, a kid who didn’t choose to be in public life.”
Chelsea, in an episode of the Apple TV+ sequence “Gutsy” along with her mom, mentioned it was flawed.
“When SNL made fun of me, I was like, ‘Wow. A group of adults, sat in a room, all decided this was a good idea.’ Nobody thought like, ‘Maybe we shouldn’t make fun of children,’” she mentioned final 12 months.
“I was like, ‘I just don’t think I think that’s funny or OK. So I just don’t think comedy is funny or OK.’”
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