Lauren Appell: Backlash over Sarah Sanders attacks by ‘comedian’ proves being a mean girl just isn’t funny

Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner was nothing short of a flop, after the “entertainment” for the evening, Michelle Wolf, took a dive into the gutter. Rather than being entertaining, Wolf chose to use the national stage to tear down Sarah Sanders with degrading, vile “jokes” about her looks and her professional competence.

Wolf brazenly threw cutting insults at Sanders’ appearance and at how she performs her job with her sitting just a few feet away. She clearly had an agenda to create shock value while trying to embarrass and humiliate Sanders.

What she didn’t count on, however, was making other people in the room uncomfortable. Her jokes flopped with many in the audience. Face it, it doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 35, being a mean girl just isn’t funny.

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  • Echo Buster

    She made two Sanders jokes. One was about how Sarah creates her eye shadow being made from the ashes of burnt facts. The other joke compared her WH role to a TV character. Neither of those jokes is about Sander’s looks. She did make a joke about Chris Christie’s appearance. Why no complaints about that?