Cynthia Nixon And Nicole Ari Parker Responded To Meghan McCain Saying “Wokeness” Ruined “And Just Like That…”
Well, we’ve done it now. Because we cracked a few jokes about the ham-fisted way the writers of And Just Like That… tried to address the lack of diversity in Sex and The City, Meghan McCain wanted to get in on the fun. Only Meghan wouldn’t know fun if it was crimped, curled, teased, twisted, and sitting on top of her head wrapped in a bow. Since she no longer has The View on which to obnoxiously opine, Meghan #TookToTheDailyMail to drag AJLT complaining that “wokeness kills everything.” According to People, Andy Cohen asked the cast of AJLT for their reactions to Meghan’s DM op-ed on his Sirius XM show, and my oh my do those ladies look tired.
But seasoned politician that she is, Cynthia Nixon rallied and gave an impassioned speech about “pushing boundaries and shaking people up.” According to People:
Show stars Cynthia Nixon and Nicole Ari Parker expressed disagreement with McCain’s stance after the former The View cohost, 37, called out the Sex and the City reboot in her Daily Mail column in late December. McCain slammed the show’s “clumsy attempt to reformat … into the woke and puritanical times we are living in.”
Andy Cohen interviewed the cast on his Sirius XM show Saturday, where he asked Nixon to respond to McCain’s claims AJLT is “too [politically correct].”
Nixon, 55, who reprises her role as Miranda Hobbes on AJLT, said, “I disagree. The show became so beloved — reruns for all those years,” adding later, “I feel like people have watched it, and they know it so well, inside and out.”
Nixon continued, “Because people know it so well, they have enshrined it in nostalgia. But this is a show that has always pushed every kind of boundary. I think that that’s what’s so magnificent about the new show — about how many different directions we’re going with that, and pushing boundaries and shaking people up.
“And most importantly, shaking the characters up,” Nixon added. “We don’t want to see these characters … comfortable. We want to see them out of their comfort zones.”
And seasoned Black woman that she is, Nicole Ari Parker narrowed her eyes ever so slightly and said “comments like that say more about the person saying them.” That’s right, Meghan had her wig snatched and she didn’t even notice!
Parker, 51, who plays AJLT’s Lisa Todd Wexley, chimed in to directly address McCain’s comments, telling Cohen, “Comments like that say more about the person saying them.”
Parker continued, “What’s too much? Maybe in your living room or when you step outside, it looks the same as inside, and you go to the grocery store and it’s the same. Maybe it is too much for you. For these characters in New York City, it’s not.”
Naturally, in her op-ed, Meghan’s objections are argued with her signature scent of willful ignorance, intellectual dishonesty, straw men and lots and lots of Aqua-net. It’s called Eau de This Bitch. She writes, via The Daily Mail for example, Carrie now plays the part of the “cisgender woman? on a podcast with younger co-hosts.
One of them is — of course — queer and nonbinary. Because it’s so boring and un-evolved to be a straight white woman.
I don’t know who to blame, the writers of the show or this particularly stupid and repressive time we are living in.
The first time I ever heard about anal sex or a vibrator was on this show – now entire plotlines are dedicated to microaggressions.
Meghan apparently still has some outstanding questions about anal sex and vibrators she needs to be answered. But given #ThesePuritanicalTimes we’re living in, I’m sure Che Diaz will be addressing that next season. Probably somewhere totally inappropriate like in the back row during one of Charlotte’s daughter’s piano recitals. Because how else are boring un-evolved straight white women supposed to learn?
Well…. I asked them to respond 😉
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) February 21, 2022
Here are the ladies playing The Brady Has A Lot Of Sex Bunch for Andy.
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