LOS ANGELES – December 21, 2015 — (UPI) — Tina Fey has decided that she is done apologizing for jokes that commenters on the internet find offensive.
The ‘Sisters’ star recently sat down with Net-a-Porter where she discussed her feelings regarding a controversial episode of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ in which Jane Krakowski‘s character Jacqueline Voorhees is seen rejecting her Native American heritage.
According to Fey, she plans on staying clear from the topic or engaging in it.”We did an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episode and the internet was in a whirlwind, calling it racist, but my new goal is not to explain jokes,” she said.
“I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, they need to speak for themselves,” Fey continued. “There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.”
Kimmy Schmidt co-creator Robert Carlock brought up the backlash in March however explaining, “We have a couple of writers on staff with Native American heritage […] So we felt like we had a little room to go in that direction … wouldn’t that be a crazy A-to-Z for her to deal with that, and maybe reconcile with it, and re-embrace who she really is, ultimately.”