Former Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer and star Tina Fey started a Twitter trend Thursday night after her appearance on the show’s spin-off ‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition’.
She paid tribute to Charlottesville, Virgina and the recent events.
“It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend on Charlottesville,” she said.
She then brought out a cake with an American flag on the top, and began devouring it. She encouraged those to stay at home and eat cake, instead of protesting at any white nationalist and alt-right related protests that might occur this weekend.
Several protests or free-speech rallies are being planned for Boston, California, New York and Seattle this weekend.
She then spoke to co-anchor Colin Jost.
“Don’t yell at it the Kian, Colin,” she said. “Yell it into the cake.”
“Most of the women I know have been doing it once a week since the election,” she said jokingly.
Fey wore her UVA school sweatshirt, from which she graduated in 1992. The hashtags #TinaFey, #sheetcakemovement and #sheetcaking blew up on Twitter after her appearance stuffing her face with cake.
She also roasted President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, white nationalist and neo-Nazi movements and conservative author Anne Coulter.
“I’m feeling sick because, you know, I have seen ‘Raiders of The Lost Ark,’ and I wasn’t confused by it. Nazis are always bad, I don’t care what you say,” she said.
“In conclusion, I really want to say to encourage all good, sane Americans to treat these rallies this weekend like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads – Don’t show up.”
“Let these morons scream into the empty air,” she added.