Tina Fey: I’m Done With This ‘Apology Culture’

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Tina Fey is not a fan of the “apology culture” the Internet has created.

After critics said her new Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was racist, the 45-year-old comedian said she wasn’t going to explain her jokes anymore.

“Steer clear of the Internet and you’ll live forever,” Fey said during her interview with Net-a-Porter. “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.” (RELATED: Will Smith: ‘Racism Is Rare’)

Tina Fey not apologizing for racist Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episode

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In the episode Fey references, a character played by a Jane Krakowski, a white actress, rejects her Native American heritage.

(Photo: Netflix screen grab)

(Photo: Netflix screen grab)

“I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, they need to speak for themselves,” Fey added. “There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.”

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was recently signed on for a second season. (RELATED: Amy Schumer: ‘I Got Famous By Playing A Racist White Republican’)


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