A comedian who previously performed at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ dinner said in a new Netflix special that her abortion made her feel like God.
"You can feel any way that you want after an abortion," said 34-year-old writer and comedian Michelle Wolf in her Netflix special “Joke Show.”
She said, "Get one! See how you feel! You know how my abortion made me feel? Very powerful. You know how people say you can't play God? I walked out of there being like, 'Move over, Morgan Freeman. I am God!'"
She added later in her performance what she thought about the limits of abortion laws.
"A lot of people think that even if you're allowed to get abortions, it should only be for a very few, specific reasons," she says. "Well, I think you should be able to get an abortion for any reason you want."
In April 2018, Wolf roasted President Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Trump did not attend.
She also joked about then-White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Wolf was criticized for her performance at the dinner, but she addressed it in her new Netflix special.
“It was a job,” she said. “It didn’t pay well.”
"Then, afterward, all of these people were like, 'You ruined the dinner,'” she recalled, "and I was like, 'I ruin every dinner. Did you do no research?'”
She also talked about how female comedians are sometimes treated differently than their male counterparts.
"I know all the stuff I talk about... but men talk about almost all the same stuff," she said. "And as soon as men do it, people are like, 'Yeah, but they're men. Men are gross.' Which is crazy 'cause women are so much grosser than men! We're disgusting! This is why we gotta stop being cute!
Wolf is a former writer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Daily Show.”
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