Sarah Sherman Rips Into TikToker Who Says SNL Has No “Hot” Comedians

Saturday Night Live star Sarah Sherman said on the Superfly podcast with Dana Carvey and David Spade that she wishes she never responded to the viral TikTok that claimed the show has “never hired a hot woman.”

After seeing the video from TikTok user Jahelis reshared to Twitter earlier this month, Sherman retweeted it and wrote, “just found out i’m not hot. please give me and my family space to grieve privately and uglily at this time.” Her quip went viral along with the video itself, but Sherman told Spade and Carvey that she wishes she hadn’t brought any additional attention to the comments.

“I shouldn't have fucking said fucking anything because she said some shit for attention,” Sherman said on the show, “I was mad at myself for the tweet,” but she was set off by the specific callouts of women in the video. “She brings up women who are like, literally drop dead—baba gaga—gorgeous,” Sherman said.

The TikToker singles out cast member Heidi Gardner as an example of the lack of female hotness on the show, saying “No offense to her, but she’s not that pretty.” Later in the video, she presents a conjoined photo of Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Aidy Bryant, and others, calling them all “pretty average looking women.”

“What is she smoking?” Sherman continued, calling the women referenced “some of the most beautiful.”

She went on to explain what else made her want to comment on the video, saying that friends always send her mean stuff people say about her online. “I woke up in the morning and everyone texted me,” about that TikTok. “None of my friends care if I live or die but then I woke up to like a hundred texts from my friends being like, ‘ha ha ha, look at this LOL.’”

“When people text me that, they're like, ‘Did you see this? Aha,’ it's not really ‘LOL’ it's more like, ‘I want you to see this,’” she joked. “My friends don't send me anything good, or like anything positive.”

She also said that when she first saw the video, “I was sitting on the train just being like—I don't know—I just fucking tweeted it and I immediately regretted tweeting it,” she said. “That's what people want. They just want attention for one second.”

“I didn't want it to come across as defensive,” she went on to say, “People thought I was legitimately upset and I'm like, no, I woke up ready to say something hilarious about grieving—uglily.”

“But ultimately I wish I didn't say anything because then it just made it a bigger deal.”

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