When we find ourselves in times of trouble, Mother Tina comes to us, speaking words of wisdom: “Let them eat cake.” Our long-time favorite person, Tina Fey, urged people to stay home and eat cake rather than go out and protest against neo-Nazis. Before you say, “Wait a sec, how will that help our country?” hear her out.
What’s sheet-caking, you ask? It’s basically just eating your emotions, and wow does it look freeing.
While explaining her “grassroots movement,” Fey, an alum of the University of Virginia, gave us a lot of fire to fuel our stress-eating with. For example, she said when the “white boys in polo shirts scream about taking back our country” and we want to yell back to them,
“Don’t yell it at the Klan,” Fey says. “Yell it into the cake.”
“And also, who drove the car into the crowd? Hillary’s emails?” Fey questioned between mouthfuls of cake. She also reminded us that some of the people protesting in Charlottesville weren’t Klansmen — they were just some of the 250 independent well-armed American militias.
However, not everyone thought this skit was funny.
Many thought this was the wrong message to be sending. Some mentioned ignoring white supremacists is how Trump was elected in the first place.
And some brought up the idea that the message to sit back and eat cake is rooted and privilege that many can’t afford.
All valid points. The skit is worth a watch, and ultimately — stay safe and alert. Educate yourself. Donate to the causes that need it the most.
And if you also want to bake a cake, that’s cool too.