“I wasn’t trying to play [Chelsea] unattractive,” Sweeney said. “I just didn’t wear makeup and put on braces. That was it, and a wig. A long wig.” Sweeney said she has come around to Clinton’s way of thinking about the treatment of the daughter of Hillary and former President Bill Clinton. “Anyway, I understood what Hillary was saying, especially now that I’m a parent,” Sweeney said. “It’s like, yeah f— off. I mean, don’t play kids. That was wrong. She was right – that was wrong.” Last year, Chelsea Clinton — who now is 43 — spoke about being the butt of jokes when she was younger, according to the Independent. “I had a different experience with comedy in some ways than a lot of people, because I was made fun of so much as a child, by people who were professional comics,” she said. “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 maybe we shouldn’t make fun of children.’” Later in the year, SNL aimed barbs at then-13-year-old Chelsea Clinton again in a “Wayne’s World” sketch in which the characters played by Mike Myers and Carvey rated Clinton as less attractive than former Vice President Al Gore’s daughters, according to EW. Myers later sent an apology to the Clinton family. “We felt, upon reflection, that if it was in any way hurtful, it wasn’t worth it,” Michaels said then, according to EW. “She’s a kid, a kid who didn’t choose to be in public life.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Hillary Clinton Wrote ‘SNL’ a Letter Criticizing the Show’s Portrayal of Daughter Chelsea, Says Cast Member Julia Sweeney: ‘That Was Wrong. She Was Right’ https://t.co/PhvIBXR845— Variety (@Variety) August 31, 2023