Watch Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers launch a hilarious attack on Sports Illustrated sexist tweet
Just when we thought we couldn’t love comedian Amy Poehler any more…
We did a little air punch this morning when we watched this hilarious ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ skit, spectacularly taking down a Sports Illustrated journalist who considers women’s sports ‘not worth watching’. Yup, you did read that correctly.
Sports Illustrated contributor, Andy Benoit, met his match when he tweeted with his editor about the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Tagged into his editor’s (Mark Mravic) tweet that read: ‘And here some people (ahem @Andy_Benoit) argue that women’s soccer isn’t worth watching’, Benoit replied back:
‘Not women’s soccer…women’s sports in general not worth watching.’
Quite a guy, eh? Luckily Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers were on hand to cut Benoit’s tweet down to size in a blistering take-down. Reigniting their Saturday Night Live classic ‘Really?!’, Poehler wasted no time grabbing for the jugular:
‘Really, Andy Benoit? There’s nothing in women’s sports worth watching?’ She asked. “I think a lot of people would love to watch you say that to Serena Williams. Really.’
Poehler continued: ‘I guess I’m not surprised that you work for Sports Illustrated. You guys put out a swimsuit issue every year dedicated entirely to women who aren’t in sports. Unless you think it’s a sport to cover both boobs with one arm. Really!?!’