Victoria Jackson Persecuted for Not Being Funny

Victoria Jackson Persecuted for Not Being Funny February 23, 2015

Saturday Night Live recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a three and a half hour special that brought back many alumni and special guests who had appeared on the show. Conspicuously missing was Victoria Jackson. The Worldnetdaily wants you to know that she’s being persecuted for her religious and political views.

Was comedian Victoria Jackson blacklisted from the Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show because of her anti-Obama political views?

It’s a question even some bloggers and commentators are raising following the special live show that aired on NBC on Sunday.

Jackson, who spent six years as an SNL cast member from 1986 to 1992, found herself watching the show on a screen in an “overflow room.” She was not invited to participate in the comedic routines by producer Lorne Michaels, nor was she invited to watch in the studio. She was the only cast member in the overflow room…

Was comedian Victoria Jackson blacklisted from the Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show because of her anti-Obama political views?

It’s a question even some bloggers and commentators are raising following the special live show that aired on NBC on Sunday.

Jackson, who spent six years as an SNL cast member from 1986 to 1992, found herself watching the show on a screen in an “overflow room.” She was not invited to participate in the comedic routines by producer Lorne Michaels, nor was she invited to watch in the studio. She was the only cast member in the overflow room.

Or…you just aren’t funny and were, at best, a minor bit player who ranks near the bottom of the nearly 150 cast members the show has had. And the article quotes an entertainment columnist as saying this:

“‘SNL40′ is a lot like a high school reunion. If you went off to become popular and successful, you’re back. But if things got weird after you left, forget it. Hence the glaring omission of Dennis Miller, who was a great “Weekend Update” host but turned conservative mouthpiece in years later. And no Victoria Jackson, who was a chirpy blonde on the show but now fights for the Right.

Actually, Dennis Miller rejected an invitation to appear on the show, but he did have some clips shown in the retrospective about Weekend Update. And Victoria Jackson herself said:

“So, it’s still a mystery. Did Lorne Michaels’ beautiful 20-year-old-assistant make a mistake and hand me the wrong bracelet? (Bracelets were handed out telling the ushers/security team which room you were assigned to). Was I blacklisted for disagreeing with the President/media’s ideology? Was it because I am a Christian? Is it because I believe in the Biblical definition of marriage and publicly spoke out against homosexual themes in prime time TV shows? Is Lorne ashamed of me? What do you think?”

I think you should be thrilled that you were invited to attend at all and it has nothing to do with your political or religious views. You just aren’t funny and you never were. You were on the show for six years of near-total irrelevancy. Only the Toonces the Cat sketches made you memorable at all and that’s only because they repeated the same joke so many times, not because you were actually good in them.


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