Tina Fey and Cake Yelling: See Twitter's Mixed Reactions!

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Before the news broke that Steve Bannon was leaving the White House to spend more time with the other three Horsemen, the biggest political news of the day was Tina Fey's Cake Sketch from SNL's Weekend Update.

We'll be honest -- we watched it more than once this morning.

In the video, Tina Fey devours a sheet cake in a frighteningly messy manner while roasting Trump over his horrendous response to the Nazi rally and terrorist attack in Charlottesville that left one dead and dozens more injured over the weekend. 

Trump's initial weak response was bad enough, but to double down on saying that maybe some Nazis are decent folks days later was monstrous.

Personally, I responded to that bewildering press conference by walking to get ice cream with my roommate. According to this bit of sketch comedy, Tina Fey had a similar idea -- to cope by devouring an entire cake.

The video has received a mixed reception, however, as some perceived Tina Fey's skit as suggesting that people shouldn't counter-protest when Nazis come to town. Tina does basically say that, but it's part of a skit and some aren't convinced that we're supposed to read that as genuine advice.

Others see the entire skit as a parody of people choosing to be inactive in the face of evil. Satirizing people who just "sit out" of conflicts isn't the same as promoting that way of thinking, right?

Twitter was pretty divided, but here's what people had to say:

1. First, someone who worked with Tina

First, someone who worked with Tina
Honestly, we might try out some cake yelling. But with friends, and with tidy slices.

2. High praise ...

High praise ...
Like the rest of the world, JK Rowling has to keep up with US events even though she's a Brit.

3. More cake talk ...

More cake talk ...
When you haven't had cake in a really long time, all of this cake talk gets to you

4. Lady Gaga spoke up

Lady Gaga spoke up
A lot of people feel frustrated and powerless and turn to comfort food. The stars: they're just like us!

5. Grilled cheese is nice

Grilled cheese is nice
All that we can think about with this is Kristen Stewart comparing heterosexuality to eating grilled cheese.

6. Tina Fey got some criticism, though

Tina Fey got some criticism, though
And people stepped up to defend her

7. It was a satirical news show, after all

It was a satirical news show, after all
It's not uncommon for satirical news correspondents to make statements that they don't actually support. Like "don't protest," people hope.

8. Others thought that Tina Fey's message wasn't serious enough.

Others thought that Tina Fey's message wasn't serious enough.
Yes, the Nazis were actually chanting that. Also "Jews will not replace us." Yikes.

9. There were some nuanced critiques

There were some nuanced critiques
Seriously, if you ever think "oh, why do they bother doing that?" It's because whatever people are protesting is a bigger deal to them than it is to you.

10. She may have sent the wrong message

She may have sent the wrong message
That's harsh, but fair

11. To be clear, this tweet is sarcastic

To be clear, this tweet is sarcastic
You have to wonder how many more lives these Nazis will claim. Last weekend may have been just the start.

12. You can love the comedian and still disagree with them

You can love the comedian and still disagree with them
That's fair. We kind of agree with most of these tweets, on both sides, to be honest.

13. Some point out that saying something IS doing something

Some point out that saying something IS doing something
Others might counter that it's not enough.

14. Television is not reality

Television is not reality
Not even reality television is reality. We all know this.

15. The most important thing is to do something.

The most important thing is to do something.
White supremacists had discussed showing up in Durham, NC on Friday. Thousands of counter-protesters raced over after work to show the Klan how unwelcome they are. That's more powerful than cake yelling.

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