News and Commentary

Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’ Promo Insults Cops, Conservatives, Red States

In promotion of her upcoming Hulu series I Love You, America, comedienne Sarah Silverman is deciding to bash police officers, middle-Americans, red states. In other words, she’s being classic Sarah Silverman.

The nearly five-minute long promo features Silverman walking down the street as she enthusiastically sings the song “I Love You, America,” interspersed by her giving asides of social justice commentary.

In what can only be described as a ripoff of the Team America “F–ck Yeah!” song, Silverman essentially lists the many things she loves about America: white people, black people, straight people, gay people, and all kinds of religious groups. After a few verses of this, Silverman stops herself in realizing that she’s guilty of stereotyping.

“Wait a minute, what am I doing? I’m listing kinds of people. I’m categorizing human beings and putting them into little individual boxes. Whether I mean it or not, I’m part of the problem,” she says.

Later on, Silverman says she loves cops only to then stop herself in order to give a long-winded diatribe about white privilege and the non-epidemic of police officers killing black teenagers.

Knowing that her rants against conservatives have earned her the label of “Hollywood elitist,” Silverman turns the tables on her critics toward the end.

“You know, sometimes I get really, really mad at you and the stupid shit that you do,” Silverman tells America. “How you vote for these rich fucks that lie to your faces and then systematically rape you of your rights and your job and your health care, and then you call me ‘Hollywood elite.’ Dude, I’m from fucking New Hampshire. And you’re mad at me for wanting the best for you and getting pissed when you vote against your best interest? I’m caring about you, I’m condescending to you.”

Silverman’s Hulu show will supposedly feature her traveling through various parts of the U.S. speaking to people outside the liberal echo chamber. In an interview with USA Today, Silverman said she wants to promote unity.

“The big exposé should be, ‘Oh, we’re the same. We love our families. We care about people,’ ” Silverman said.

She also claims President Trump’s election made her relate to those with opposing views.

“I understood what it’s like to be a survivalist, because one of my first thoughts was, ‘I need to buy a gun. I need to be able to protect myself when we go to war with the government,’” she says. “There was that tinge and I went, ‘Oh my God, right! That’s how a lot of people felt during Obama’s administration, where I felt totally safe.’”

“I’ve never been so aware of the truth of the concept of ‘liberal bubble.’ I’m taking it to heart, and I want to get outside of it.”