The great Covington Catholic debate has brought out the worst in people who didn’t necessarily need much prompting to be much worse.
Actress, comedian and “Saturday Night Live” contributor Sarah Beattie is one of those people.
If you’ve watched “SNL” any time between, say, late 2015 and now, you’re pretty much aware neither the show nor its writers think much of Donald Trump or his supporters.
Fair enough. That’s certainly their right when it comes to the president, although things should be a bit different when it comes to people under the age of 18.
As you can guess by the fact that we’re talking about her, Beattie didn’t quite get the fact that there was a line to be drawn.
And Beattie jumped right over it in the wake of the incident at the March for Life last week between the Covington Catholic High School students sporting “Make America Great Again” hats and Native American activist Nathan Phillips.
“You white people go back to Europe, this is not your land” pic.twitter.com/az204veNKo
— Cosmo Di Girolamo (@CosmoDiGirolamo) January 20, 2019
Beattie responded in a measured manner: By offering sexual favors to whoever would physically assault the high school students involved in the incident.
“I will b— whoever manages to punch that maga kid in the face,” Beattie tweeted on Monday, in a crude reference to fellatio.
That tweet has been deleted (though the internet never forgets). Whether it’s because of the fact that Beattie was encouraging violence against a minor or she realized that suborning violence by offering sexual favors, even as a joke, was profoundly uncalled for isn’t clear.
Beattie was presumably offering sexual favors because she thought that the Covington Catholic student in the MAGA cap was a racist. If she wanted to find racists, however, she could have just stepped into her bathroom and looked in the mirror — at least the way liberals define “racist” these days.
Take this fun little tweet from 2013: “three black guys just checked me out so I’m going on a diet tomorrow.”
That tweet’s been deleted, too, because apparently making what a liberal would call a racist joke just isn’t good for her brand. However, all of that wasn’t enough to keep Vogue from calling her one of “5 Comedians Who Might Help You Stay Sane for the Next 4 Years” in a piece published on Inauguration Day in 2017.
“A contributing writer to ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Beattie has jokes that stretch from the vaguely salacious (‘When I see a girl tie a cherry stem with her tongue, I put a whole fish in my mouth and pull out the skeleton, then I leave with her boyfriend’) to the sublimely silly (‘When it snows, are snowmen ever like, Holy s—, it’s my flesh?’),” the piece read.
“She’s constantly playing with conceptions of femininity and her own status in the industry (‘I was asked if it’s hard to be a female in comedy and I said it’s a piece of cake, if the cake thinks you’re talentless but wants to f— you’), and manages to fold politics into that mix as well (‘If you’re having trouble opening a jar, try running it under hot water then remember Trump is president and smash it into your face’). All in all, a good mix for the times.”
I mean, unless you’re a black male.
Look, you don’t get to complain about people who may have (but probably not) done possibly racist stuff when you’ve definitely made public jokes that any liberal would call racist if a conservative had said them. And even though she’s no longer openly offering sex for people who would assault the Covington Catholic kids, she’s still mocking the teens on her Twitter account:
oh yes the kid who was marching against women’s reproductive rights while wearing a hat promoting an evil homophobic racist misogynistic sociopath was TOTALLY misrepresented
— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) January 21, 2019
That’s a difficult take when you’re promoting assaulting a kid based on the fact you think he’s a racist and you don’t like his political beliefs.
She’s hardly the only liberal calling for literal violence against kids, but she may be the most hypocritical.
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