“Saturday Night Live” female cast members respond to viral TikTok, saying show doesn’t hire “hot” women


Published: 6:53am PDT April 5, 2024

The female stars of Saturday Night Live take the latest criticism calmly. After a clip went viral Tick ​​tock When a woman claimed that the NBC sketch comedy show had never hired a “hot woman,” several of the current female cast members responded.

Comedian Chloe Troast, who is currently in her first season of SNLShe captioned the post with a video of herself singing Christina Aguilera's “Beautiful.”

She captioned the clip: “Don’t worry if you feel this way! (ó﹏ò。)”

Sarah Sherman, another regular cast member, reposted the clip on Please give me and my family space to grieve privately and ugly during this time.”

In user Jahelis Castillo Original videoIn the series, released March 21, she insists that the women on the show aren't “ugly,” but rather that they've “never been hot,” and particularly chastises cast member Heidi Gardner for being “someone super hot or super stupid.” “I played. “

“No offense to her, but she’s not that pretty,” Castillo claimed.

She said Maya Rudolph was the only cast member she thought was “really beautiful” and called the other female cast members “pretty average-looking women.”

The majority of comments on the original video criticize the setting and name a number of women SNL Stars fans consider attractive include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chloe Fineman, Ego Nwodim, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Amy Poehler.

Sarah Sherman as Mary, Chloe Fineman as Mary and Heidi Gardner as Mother Mary during the Easter cold on March 30, 2024. – Will Heath/NBC via Getty Images

Earlier this week, Castillo shared a statement NewsweekShe said she “never expected this video to go viral” and expressed regret for how she expressed her opinion. However, she condemns the hate she received following the post.

“In return for being brave enough to offer a glimpse into the magical, colorful wonderland I call my mind, I have received comments calling me ugly, fat, a suitcase full of racial slurs, etc. (I stopped reading that.) comments, so I'm not sure what other creative ways they came up with to insult me),” Castillo said.

She noted that she would rather “double down” rather than back out.

“Ironically, the other half of the comments consisted of people replying, 'SNL “don’t hire hot women because hot women aren’t funny,” which proves the exact point I was trying to make in my video. Women are not allowed to be as sexy, funny and smart as men. You have to choose one thing and stick with it.

Castillo then sarcastically concluded that she “doesn't want to apologize to anyone and will continue to live in a world where Tina Fey apparently looks like Megan Fox.”

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Last month, ET spoke with Rudolph about their time SNLwhere she raved about the experience.

“I feel like I didn't realize how young we were and how much we could play together,” she shared. “And that’s the best thing about this network of people. There are so many wonderful people I am lucky to have in my life because of this show.”

This weekend Wiig will host SNL for the fifth time, having already been a member of the cast from 2005 to 2012.