'SNL' alum Victoria Jackson visits Occupy Wall Street
October 13th, 2011
01:33 PM ET

'SNL' alum Victoria Jackson visits Occupy Wall Street

Celebrities keep dropping by as the Occupy Wall Street protests continue, and Victoria Jackson is the latest to check out what's going on at the NYC protest.

Camera in hand, the former "SNL" star said in the video below that she was visiting Occupy Wall Street "to ask the protesters what they're protesting. I think they're against capitalism and I think capitalism is a great thing. That's how our country got to be the best in the world."

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She speaks to what appears to be a passerby as well as a few of those protesting, inquiring of one man to explain what Occupy Wall Street is about, to which he responded that in his view, the outcry was about "capitalism gone awry" and "the vast inequity of the system. Not necessarily capitalism, not necessarily corporations, but the inequity."

Her rebuttals: "Oh. So how do we fix the inequity without the government telling people what to do?" and, to the idea of increased taxation on the top one percent, "Don't the rich people, aren't they the ones that create all the jobs? Poor people don't create all the jobs."

In an interview with a University of Maryland at College Park alum (who loved Jackson on "SNL"), she says of his assertion that people shouldn't forget about the poor, "How are you going to make everyone equal in good looks and smart brains? Everyone's not created equal."

According to the gentleman, that was perhaps the most inane question she'd asked up to that point in their conversation. "I don't think you can ever have a completely equal system," he responded, "but you can not have a system where the obscenely wealthy break the system for everyone else."

The conversation then devolved into questions about why violence is being promoted and whether he thinks President Obama is stirring up racial and class warfare, "straight out of 'Rules for Radicals' by Saul Alinsky."

Of course, this isn't the first time Jackson's viewpoints have drawn attention: Earlier this year, she stirred up controversy when she critiqued the Fox show "Glee" for airing a kiss between two gay characters.

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  1. Lindsey

    Wow, I didn't even recognize her from her SNL days. She must've gained about 200 pounds. Is that what radical rightie-ism does to you...makes you fat as a pig and dumb as a truckload of dirt?

    October 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LibertyLooms

    She's crazy...like a fox. She asked challenging questions while disarming the guy by acting like an airhead. I give her 5 stars. I couldn't believe this was from a SNL member.

    October 18, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mark

    Yeah, She found the too much God and Ultra-Right-Wing whacko side of herself and it is taking over. She can be who she wants, but it is time for her to keep her mouth shut. She is drinking the same kool-aid as Dennis MIller. Both used to be funny, now.....not so much!

    October 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stu

    Whatever she's on it will kill her eventually like it did John Belushi.

    October 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gwyneth Paltrows Doggy Style Nippers

    These protestors are just about a dumb as they come and have not a clue about what they protest.

    October 14, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nick

    I feel bad for Victoria! She used to be funny and sane. I think she seriously is just having some mental issues the past few years. I'm not even joking...she is paranoid and extremely susceptible to suggestions and hence seems to have fallen into a follower role in life. Hope she gets help soon and returns to her funny ways! Her family may want to keep a bit better hold of her until then though.

    October 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cosmotologist to the stars

    Although overweight, she does have nice hair. Her hair follicles appear healthy with no split ends.

    October 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. derp

    She should drink more. Then she could be fat, drunk and stupid.

    October 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fookin' Prawn

    Still a little cray-cray, I see.

    October 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. evandery

    Wow. Victoria Jackson got owned. She threw out cliche talking points and each one got soundly shot down. She's really out of her league intellectually.

    October 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Evel Knievel

    This pig would be a lot more tolerable if she'd lose 50 pounds.

    October 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. xdougx

    The rich have always f'd the poor... always have, always will.

    October 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mr ed

    I like doing pigs

    October 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Me

    Victoria is a biggot! Oink said it best. She was right about one thing. Rich people and corporations do create jobs but they do it in foreign countries!

    October 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      That's a load of crap.. I would for one of the largest corporations in the country & all of our jobs are here.

      How is she a biggot? I love how anyone who doesn't agreen with President Obama is now labeled a biggot or racist... It can't possibly be that she just has a differing opinion? Or is she not allowed to disagree because he is black?

      October 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer...

      ...I can't stand Obama but VJ is certainly bigoted towards gays. And probably black people with her, "Everyone is not created equal." statement. I calls'em like I sees'em, I'm a whale biologist.

      October 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Yolanda Weiner

    The protestors are misinformed idiots who couldnt hold a job if they life depended on it. These protest crowds consist of about 97% LOSERS!!

    October 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • tookiemonsta

      The people interviewed seemed to be quite knowledgeable – certainly moreso than the woman asking the questions.

      October 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jeff

    She was a cutie 25 years ago.

    October 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Buddy

    This women is the biggest air head. She is nothing but a babbling idiot!

    October 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Oink...


    Holy sh¡t, a talking pig!

    October 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  19. portalpunk

    FIRSTY!!!!!! ruling!

    October 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |

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