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'SNL' Star Hilariously Responds To Bonkers Claim That The Show Has Never Hired A 'Hot Woman'

Current castmember Sarah Sherman took to X, formerly Twitter, to mockingly respond to a TikToker's bizarre claim that the long-running sketch series has 'never hired a hot woman.'

'SNL' Star Hilariously Responds To Bonkers Claim That The Show Has Never Hired A 'Hot Woman'
Jeenah Moon for The Washington Post via Getty Images; @jahelis/TikTok

The thing about looks is that it is highly subjective—one person's ugly is another person's beautiful.

That subjectivity is how, for instance, you get straight-faced claims like TikToker @jahelis' that Saturday Night Live has never hired a "hot" woman, even though it hired "conventionally super hot" Jimmy Fallon.

This bizarre and non-sensical claim pretty much instantly went viral as soon as @jahelis dropped her video, as people clapped back at her insinuation that every woman who's ever been on SNL has been a big ol' uggo.

But nobody had a better response to @jahelis' video than current SNL bast member Sarah Sherman.

Sherman tweeted:

"just found out i’m not hot. please give me and my family space to grieve privately and uglily at this time."

Sherman's tweet rightfully went immediately viral as well because of how perfectly it captured the absurdity of @jahelis' claim.

The original video summarized by asking:

"Am I the only person who's ever noticed that SNL has never hired a, like, hot woman?"


Hoepfulky at least one person out there understands what I’m trying to say #kristinwiig #palmroyale #appletvseries #snl #snlwomen #mayarudolph #jimmyfallon

She went on to clarify:

"I'm not saying that every single woman on SNL is ugly, it’s just that none of them have ever been, like, hot. They all just kind of have looks that eventually grow on you.”

This is in contrast, she says, to past SNL cast members like Jason Sudeikis, Andy Samberg and Jimmy Fallon, whom she calls “a conventionally super hot guy," as if he's some Brad Pitt-looking matinee idol.

She also had totally arbitrary standards for which SNL women are conventionally beautiful: Maya Rudolph, yes; Kristen Wiig, "conventionally pretty" but not hot; current cast members Heidi Gardner and, presumably, Chloe Fineman and Ego Nwodim, not hot. Okay!

All in all it was a weird take, and Sherman was absolutely not alone in feeling like it was off-base, not to mention kinda mean.

Anyway, it seems like she was trying to make a point about misogyny in the comedy world, but please be advised that this is not how to do it.