Actress Kristen Bell mocked First Lady Melania Trump’s anti-cyberbullying efforts during her opening monologue for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards Sunday night.
Bell did not explicitly name Melania, but referenced her commitment to launch a campaign against cyberbullying, a pledge for which she was criticized widely by pundits and lawmakers, who cited President Donald Trump’s Twitter habits as the prime example of cyberbullying.
“There has never been a host for this awards show,” Bell said. “First time. First person. First lady. I honestly never thought I would grow up to be the first lady, but you know what, I kind of like it.”
“I think my first initiative as first lady will be cyberbullying because I have yet to see any progress on that problem quite yet,” Bell joked early in her speech.
Bell went on to praise the efforts of protestors who took to the streets in New York and Washington, D.C., Saturday to protest against the Trump administration.
“We are living in a watershed moment and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and diligence,” Bell said. “Because fear and anger never win the race.”
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