Cecily Strong decided that the best way to deal with the absurdity of the Texas abortion law was with a big red nose.
In the latest issue “Saturday nightlife.. Strong appeared in the Weekend Update as a new character – Huber the clown, who had an abortion when she was 23 years old.
Strong spoke at a circus to discuss a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. – an extremely small period of time during which most pregnant women are not even aware of their pregnancy. The Supreme Court heard arguments last week the Texas Act, which was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott (right) in September and allows anyone to enforce the ban through legal action.
So why would a stupid fool with giant pigtails and a spinning bow tie talk about such a sensitive subject? Because, despite how much the topic has been politicized, the clown Guber wants to remind everyone that for many women, uh, clowns, abortion is also purely personal.
“I’m really not [want to talk about this], “Strong’s character tells Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost. “But people keep talking about it, so I have to keep talking about fucking abortions … I wish I didn’t have to do this, because the abortion I had at 23 is my own clown affair.”
Strong as Huber then reveals why she decided to talk about abortion while being awfully dressed like Luonette. from the children’s TV series “Large comfortable sofa”.
“It’s a gross subject,” she says. “So we’re going to do funny clown stuff to make it more palatable. Hey, who needs a balloon animal?
Dressed in Huber’s armor, Strong was able to shake off the stigma associated with abortion by highlighting some sobering facts and vexing cultural norms.
“Did you know that every third clown will have a clown abortion in his life?” Huber asked. “You don’t do it because they don’t tell you. They don’t even know how to talk to other clowns about it, because when they talk about it, if you were a clown who didn’t fall prey to something sad, like a clown clown, they thought your clown abortion wasn’t was “Righteous Clown Abortion.”
This vanity also allowed Strong to humanize the people who received the procedure, describing Huber’s own abortion.
“In the reception area, they had a small guestbook in which all the clowns could write their abortion story so that the next clown would read it so she doesn’t feel so lonely!” she exclaimed, putting on her stupid new glasses.
Strong also noted that abortion is much more common than most people think, because the topic is so taboo.
“Years later, you’ll be at dinner with a large group of clowns, and one clown will break down and say she had an abortion,” she said. “And then, like the other eight clowns at the table, they say they had an abortion too, because it’s so common!”
“And then everyone is excited and happy to be talking about it,” she added. “But it’s like“ Wow! We kept this secret for so long, even though we were so grateful it happened! “
People on Twitter were shocked at how Strong used humor as a way to reveal such a controversial topic. (Some have suggested that Strong was describing her own experiences, although it is unclear if this is actually true.)
The Texas ban on abortion inspired copycat bills. Ohio unveiled an even more extreme version last week the Texas ban prohibiting abortion at any stage of pregnancy. The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments on the bill signed by Mississippi lawmakers on December 1. this prohibits most abortions after 15 weeks.
Given the chain reaction of the Texas ban, the clown Gober ended her case by pointing out exactly why trying to use laws and courts to prevent abortion is, well, ridiculous.
“It has to happen, so it has to be safe, legal and affordable,” Guber said in a high-pitched voice after inhaling some helium.
“We’re not going back to the alley,” she concluded. “I mean, the last thing anyone wants is a bunch of dead clowns in a dark alley.”