Tina Fey is done with apologizing for everything.
The producer and comedy writer said in an interview with Net-a-Porter magazine that “There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.”
Fey spoke about the social media reaction to an episode of her Netflix show, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” where it is revealed that character Jacqueline Voorhees, played by white actress Jane Krakowski, had rejected her Native American heritage.
“The internet was in a whirlwind, calling it ‘racist’,” Fey said.
I know young white people love Jane Krakowski, but I’m still not over that ridiculously racist Native American story.
— king. (@kquartermaines) September 20, 2015
Jane Krakowski as a Native American is so… Not okay.
— Bassey (@Basseyworld) December 5, 2015
@Ebswearspink and then there was the casting of a white blonde woman to be native American? Like…I love Jane Krakowski but mannnnn
— imperator gone rogue (@blackadlerqueen) April 22, 2015
Fey shared that her “new goal is not to explain jokes. I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, they need to speak for themselves.”
And the life lesson Fey learned, and passed on:
“Steer clear of the internet and you’ll live forever.”