US comedian Sarah Beattie has shocked the internet with her recent tweet in which she offered to give a blowjob to anyone who would "punch that MAGA kid in the face", referring to Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, one of the key figures in the scandal surrounding the video of the "MAGA hat kids" purportedly mocking Native American veteran Nathan Phillips.
Why isn't Sarah Beattie(D) willing to Blow Nathan Phillips(D-PhonySoldier)?— Gillette Sells Toxic Feminism (@DANEgerus) January 22, 2019
Isn't that RACIST? pic.twitter.com/ExEZwK7MEV
The tweet has since been deleted, but netizens managed to take a screenshot of it, spreading it across the Internet. Her offer spurred massive backlash among Twitterians, who slammed her for encouraging violence.
You should be charged criminally for this tweet. pic.twitter.com/2Y29y6FLLJ— Paul Dewan (@pauldewan) January 22, 2019
@NBCNews fire her! Sarah Beattie! Blow jobs to hurt an innocent teen. Do your job with integrity for one.— Melissa (@azcardsgal78) January 23, 2019
While media reports alleged that she used to be a contributing author for Saturday Night Live, some suggested that it explains the show's alleged deterioration in recent seasons.
Now I understand why SNL has not been funny for the last 2 decades.— Chris Davis (@Chris_Davis66) January 22, 2019
"I will blow whoever manages to punch that maga kid in the face," Sarah Beattie said in the now-deleted Tweet…. you're supposed to be a comedy writer? Wow..SNL finally has a good reason for sucking so much. (sucking, not in a good way)— Guy DeWitte (@GMDkeyboard) January 22, 2019
Others mocked Beattie, suggesting that she failed at her joke — or even made suggestions along the same lines, but the other way around.
Time to move on Sarah. You blew this one, no pun intended.— John Guancione (@jjgret) January 22, 2019
I will blow whoever manages to punch sarah Beattie in the face— Raphi ♡ (@bmblb83) January 21, 2019
Some Twitterians suggested that her offer was a blow to the MeToo movement
I will blow whoever manages to punch that #MAGA kid in the face— rollercaste (@rollercaste) January 22, 2019
— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) January 21, 2019
From the same goofy #MeToo bunch who rail on about being sexually objectified by #Men- https://t.co/nHSGJud9Pu
Beattie is known for her jokes, which she posts on Twitter, as well as for the enticing photos that she posts on Instagram.
"When I see a girl tie a cherry stem with her tongue, I put a whole fish in my mouth and pull out the skeleton, then I leave with her boyfriend", one of her jokes went.
The "MAGA kid" that Beattie was reportedly referring to is Nick Sandmann, a Covington Catholic High School student who, along with fellow students wearing MAGA hats, was accused of allegedly acting in a racist way and mocking a Native American veteran. The incident was sparked by a video that was removed from a broader context.
Two days later another video, shot from a different perspective, surfaced on social media offering a new angle on the alleged confrontation. It turned out that the students had been harassed by a group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites, and the Native American elder then allegedly decided to ease tensions between the two groups by putting himself between them and playing his drum.
The elder passed through the crowd of students, but stopped in front of Sandmann, who stood still. As Sandman later explained, he thought that Phillips had "singled [him] out for a confrontation" and decided to stand "motionless and calm" to diffuse the situation.