While speaking at the #StandForRights telethon to support the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday, Tina Fey had a message to women who voted for Donald Trump. Specifically white women.
“A lot of this election was turned by white, college-educated women who now would maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV,” Fey said during the telethon, shown on Facebook Live. “I would want to urge them to like, ‘You can’t look away,’ because it doesn’t affect you this minute, but it’s going to affect you eventually.”
Exit polls show that 53 per cent of white women voted for Trump, compared to only 43 per cent for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“Again, open two windows. Do watch HGTV,” Fey said in a segment of the show in which the comic was interviewed by New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman and ACLU Deputy Legal Director Louise Melling. “[Don’t] turn our attention away from what is happening.”
Fey added: “I personally will make my own pledge as a college-educated white woman to not look away, to not pretend that things are happening now won’t eventually affect me if we don’t put a stop to it.”
Watch Fey talk on the matter below:
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