‘SNL’ Star Sarah Sherman Has Hilarious Response to TikToker Who Said the Show Never Hired an ‘Attractive Woman’



To no one’s surprise, “Saturday Night Live” cast member Sarah Sherman has a sense of humor when it comes to people commenting on her (and her castmates’) physical appearance.

“I just found out I’m not cool,” Sherman. wrote on your X page on Monday. “Please give me and my family space to grieve privately and ugly right now.”

Sherman was responding to a video posted in March, which has since gone viral, in which TikTok creator Jahelis said, “Am I the only person who has noticed that ‘SNL’ has never cast an attractive woman?”

“I want to be clear,” Jahelis continued in the clip, “I’m not saying that every woman who has ever been a member of the ‘SNL’ cast is ugly, it’s just that none of them have been sexy.”

Jahelis, throughout the video, reveals his opinion on a number of specific physical appearances of current and former “SNL” cast members, and questions whether the show makes intentional decisions based on appearance, promoting a “theory” that “In order for you to be considered funny, you have to be funnier than sexy.”

Sherman’s “SNL” co-star Chloe Troast also aware a response to the video on TikTok, with her own video of herself singing Christina Aguilera’s empowering 2002 inclusive ballad, “Beautiful.”

CNN has reached out to “SNL” and Jahelis for further comment.

On Tuesday, Jahelis posted another video in which he read aloud a statement he sent to Newsweek in response to the “backlash” his video sparked, saying that if he had known the video would go viral, “maybe I would have expressed a little.” better.”

“I was hoping to have a dialogue with my community, which is (used to) my unfiltered opinions that rarely come from a place of malice,” he said. But instead of apologizing, she also said she wanted to “double down” on her initial point.

She went on to say that some “racially charged” comments she received from other users “are a perfect example of performative feminism that only cares about ‘everyone be nice to each other’ and not about making changes that improve women’s lives.”

Concluding, he said: “I wouldn’t want to apologize to anyone and I will continue to live in a world where Tina Fey apparently looks like Megan Fox.”

While Troast and Sherman are clarifying the narrative, Fey and her “SNL” co-star Amy Poehler, in particular, have long been advocates of challenging sexist rhetoric in Hollywood and in general.

Poehler perhaps said it best in 2015. interview alongside Fey for Glamour. Responding to a question from a reader about fashion over 40, she asked, “Wouldn’t it be great if you went a day without mentioning what someone looks like or how you look?”

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