Tina Fey Talks About Her Regrets Over Charlottesville 'SNL' Sketch

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"I would urge people this Saturday, instead of participating in these screaming matches and potential violence, find a local business that you support, maybe a Jewish-run bakery, or an African-American-run bakery", she jokingly advised. In the most revealing and intimate moment of this interview, Letterman brings up her viral "sheet cake" moment on SNL this past August, when Fey addressed the racist demonstrations that occurred in Charlottesville, Va.

It tells the story of a previously homeschooled teenager who attends high school for the first time in her life and suddenly gets firsthand experience of female cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls.

The video, which has been viewed over 8 million times on YouTube - to say nothing of views on SNL's website, featured Fey wearing at University of Virginia (her alma mater) sweatshirt and pounding down a sheetcake while addressing the rally that occurred in the college town.

Fey's blunt response prompted Letterman to apologize: "But that is my ignorance, and I feel bad for that", he said.

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Tina Fey's discussion with David Letterman on his Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, is as delightful as it is enlightening, and both a fantastic and amusing way to spend an hour. Because I think it's in the last 2-3 sentences of the piece, I think, that I chumped it. "I wrote that two days later as I was pacing in my house".

But I wish, if I could put one sentence back digitally, I would say to people, "Fight them in every way, except in the way that they want". "That was not my intention, you know, obviously".

Fey, whose father Don passed away in 2015, tells the former Late Night host that they did, before beginning to cry. But one goal of these hourlong interviews is to go over the entire career of the guest, so we also hear about Fey's youth and her early performing days in Chicago's Second City improv group.

'I thought this would get emotional in this.' she says. "There's a real culture of demanding apologies, and I'm opting out of that". "So what I will do is I promise, I swear to God, anybody who was mad at me, I hear you and I will learn, but I'm also not going to stop trying".