For decades, Saturday Night Live has been producing satirical comedy skits lampooning social trends and political events. Since the beginning, there have been skits that some said went too far, even some that resulted in apologies. Then too, there are always those skits that just really upset the individuals portrayed.
In the latest episode, Dr. Anthony Fauci is portrayed responding to conspiracy theories and false stories about COVID-19, and the targets are on both sides of the proverbial political aisle. On the left, actors portraying Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo claim that they lost their jobs due to COVID-19, which Fauci is quick to call out as false. Representing the right-wing, well, there’s a portrayal of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, two Members of Congress who have spent their months in office making big dramatic attention-getting displays, and generally being in the midst of chaos and controversy.
You can view the entire skit below.
“The government has been using this fake disease to strip us of our freedoms. Do they think we’re dumb?” the faux-Greene asks.
“Please. Would they give a dumb person a gun?” responds Boebert’s character, before answering her own question with a somber “Yes.”
However, it’s clear that the real Boebert doesn’t feel she was well-represented in this piece. She tweeted a complaint about “poor trigger discipline from the no-name actress who played me,” and suggested the show, which apparently was relevant enough to get her attention, should be moved “over to CNN to die out of irrelevance.”
Just saw the poorly-acted SNL skit from last night.
Seeing the poor trigger discipline from the no-name actress who played me makes me think Alec Baldwin did the gun safety training over there.
BTW, when are they moving SNL over to CNN to die out of irrelevance?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 12, 2021
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com