Comedian Michelle Wolf responded to the public outrage surrounding her comedic performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and her insults to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Here's what Wolf said
Despite the public outrage, Wolf said she did not regret what she did because she didn't want to "cater to the room," meaning she didn't want to tell jokes that would satisfy the members of the media attending the dinner.
"I wouldn't change a single word that I said. I'm very happy with what I said, and I'm glad I stuck to my guns," Wolf said.
Wolf spoke Monday to Terry Gross on NPR radio about her controversial performance.
"I wasn't expecting this level" she said of the controversy, "but I'm also not disappointed there's this level."
"I knew what I was doing going in," Wolf explained. "I wanted to do something different. I didn't want to cater to the room."
"I wanted to cater to the outside audience," she added, "and not betray my brand of comedy."
"I complimented her"
Wolf has defended herself on Twitter against charges that she mocked Sanders' appearance.
"Why are you guys making this about Sarah’s looks?" she said in one tweet. "I said she burns facts and uses the ash to create a *perfect* smoky eye. I complimented her eye makeup and her ingenuity of materials."
Why are you guys making this about Sarah’s looks? I said she burns facts and uses the ash to create a *perfect* smo… https://t.co/ojdyhgIHhR— Michelle Wolf (@Michelle Wolf) 1525014852.0
She added in the radio interview, "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," she said.
Here's a news report about the outrage over Wolf's jokes:
Wolf added that she felt she could make fun of Huckabee Sanders because she was a woman, whereas a man could not say what she said or he would be accused of misogyny.
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