Comedians defend Michelle Wolf for controversial jokes at White House Correspondents' dinner

Wolf's jokes, especially about Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have been under fire.

"Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited because I’m not sure what we’re going to get: A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams," the comedian said Saturday.

Wolf continued, "I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. But she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Like maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies."

And while many cried foul, thinking Wolf was making fun of Sanders' looks, Wolf clarified her joke later on Twitter.

"Why are you guys making this about Sarah’s looks? I said she burns facts and uses the ash to create a *perfect* smoky eye," she tweeted Sunday. "I complimented her eye makeup and her ingenuity of materials."

Billy Eichner didn't believe Wolf went too far, either.

"Sarah Huckabee Sanders lies to the American people almost every day and defends the lies, incompetence and cruel behavior of the most unqualified and embarrassing President in modern times," he wrote on Twitter. "You think the jokes last night were harsh? Wait until history has its way with her."

"One of the biggest flaws of the 'left' is its frequent tendency to be more outraged by speech than action," he wrote Sunday. "On any given day, you’ll see more far online anger over an offensive joke than you will over mass incarceration or corporate pollution. We can do better than this."

Despite the praise, White House Correspondents Association president Margaret Talev said she heard from many members who expressed "dismay with the entertainer's monologue," she wrote in a statement.

"Last night's program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people," the statement, posted to Twitter, continued. "Unfortunately, the entertainer's monologue was not in the spirit of that mission."

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