Michelle Wolf’s address at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is dividing many on social media.
The reactions to Wolf’s comedy routine range from funny and clever to tone deaf and offensive.
Wolf roasted just about everyone, the U.S. president included, at the event. She later addressed some of the backlash after several users, including MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, accused her of bullying press secretary Sarah Sanders.
“Why are you guys making this about Sarah’s looks?” Wolf responded. The comedian then explained the premise and delivery of her joke, insisting she was complimenting Sanders’ appearance.
Speaking to National Public Radio, Wolf explained why she doesn’t regret what was said.
“I wouldn’t change a single word that I said,” she explained in an interview that will air Tuesday. “I’m very happy with what I said, and I’m glad I stuck to my guns.”
She continued, “I knew what I was doing going in. I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to cater to the room. I wanted to cater to the outside audience, and not betray my brand of comedy.”
Speaking of people reacting negatively to Wolf’s speech, Donald Trump said “The Daily Show” contributor completely “bombed.”
In related news, Netflix released a trailer on Saturday for Wolf’s new weekly half-hour variety/sketch series “The Break with Michelle Wolf”, launching Sunday, May 27.
Read below the public’s divisive reaction to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech.