“The Hot Chick” star Rob Schneider posted that propping up the country’s “legacy” of freedom is more of a priority than his acting career.
“I prioritize supporting a country that provides the same Freedoms for my children that made my career possible. This legacy to me is more important to me than the next chapter of my career. Love, Rob,” the conservative star tweeted Wednesday.
Schneider, 58, told former Fox News host and current podcaster Glenn Beck, that he believed his former show “Saturday Night Live,” was “over” after comedian Kate McKinnon performed song “Hallelujah” as Hillary Clinton the episode after the former secretary of state’s 2016 loss to President Donald Trump.
“When Hillary Clinton lost — which is understandable. She’s not exactly the most likable person in the room,” he began. “And then when Kate McKinnon went out there on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the cold opening and all that, and she started dressed as Hillary Clinton, and she started playing ‘Hallelujah.’ I literally prayed, ‘Please have a joke at the end.”
After McKinnon’s somber cold open, she spoke directly to viewers. “I’m not giving up and neither should you,” she said directly into the camera.
During the skit, Schneider was panicked. “Don’t do this. Please don’t go down there,” he recalled thinking at the time. “And there was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back.'”