Turns out even far left and "woke" Tina Fey isn't safe from the radical mob.
"30 Rock" episodes have been pulled from streaming platforms due to Tina Fey mocking racial stereotypes.
In these episodes, characters were wearing blackface.
Tina Fey tried to get ahead of the radical mob by reaching out to executives at NBCUniversal proactively to warn about these episodes.
But despite taking proactive steps to have the episodes pulled, Fey came under fire for making the episodes in the first place.
More details on this development below:
All the episodes are expected to be taken offline by the end of this week.
Ironically, Fey is known for mocking conservatives without any pushback (i.e. Sarah Palin).
But now, she must face the reckoning of the far-left mob.
Fox News has more details:
Tina Fey is the latest celebrity to come under fire as Americans continue to look back at comedy and satire that is no longer considered appropriate.
Fey recently took it upon herself to reach out to executives at NBCUniversal in order to have episodes of “30 Rock” featuring characters using blackface removed from all streaming platforms, according to reports on Monday.
“As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation,” Fey, 50, said in a statement obtained by Deadline.
But Fey’s “30 Rock” decision didn’t stop critics from attacking her past.
The Daily Beast on Tuesday published an article headlined, “Tina Fey’s Problems With Race Extend Far Beyond ‘30 Rock’s’ Blackface,” that detailed multiple claims of the comedian walking a “tightrope between satirizing racial stereotypes and simply replicating them.”
Daily Beast entertainment reporter Laura Bradley wrote that “racial awkwardness” is cooked into the DNA of the show.
“30 Rock’s two primary black characters are dueling racial tropes -- the lazy, over-the-top Black man, as represented by the eccentric Tracy Jordan, and the educated and ‘well-spoken’ James Spurlock, known to his NBC family as ‘Toofer’ because he is both Black and went to Harvard. At times, the show uses this false dichotomy to comment on the way Black men are seen by white people and portrayed in white media. But often, these stereotypes are simply used for laughs,” Bradley wrote before recommending that “30 Rock” episodes should include a disclaimer noting that the humor is now disavowed.
Will Tina Fey be "canceled" and thrown into the dust bin of has-been Hollywood celebrities?
Or will Democrats eventually turn a blind eye?
Below is some of the blowback that Fey is receiving online:
There are at least 4 episodes of "30 Rock" that are being pulled from streaming platforms.
But while "30 Rock" has come under fire, other projects that Tina Fey has been involved in have also mocked racial stereotypes.
One of those shows is the Unbreakable Kimmie Schmitt.
Will that show come under the same scrutiny as "30 Rock?"
Time will tell.
Variety has more details on the exact episodes that are being pulled:
All of the episodes will be removed by the end of this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, while some have already been removed from Amazon and Hulu. The episodes will no longer air as reruns on television, and viewers will also no longer be able to purchase the episodes from on iTunes and Google Play.
The episodes in question are “Believe In The Stars” (season 3, episode 2) and “Christmas Attack Zone” (season 5, episode 10), both of which featured Jane Krakowski’s character Jenna in blackface, as well as “Live from Studio 6H” (season 6, episode 19), which featured Jon Hamm in blackface as part of an “Amos ‘n’ Andy” parody, and the East Coast version of “The Live Show” (season 5, episode 4).
News of their removal comes as many content platforms are re-evaluating content for racial sensitivity. Just over two weeks ago, HBO Max removed “Gone With the Wind” from its library, before re-instating it with an introduction from Turner Classic Movies host and film scholar Jacqueline Stewart.
Vulture first reported the “30 Rock” news.
Of course, the great irony here is that Hollywood elites are the ones always telling us how "woke" they are.
If only the rest of us could be like them...
Well, now it appears that they are finally facing a reckoning of their own making.