(The Huffington Post) – Victoria Jackson sank to a new low with a post on her Facebook page just hours after the tragedy began unfolding at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
The former “SNL” star is no stranger to stoking controversy. She repeatedly made headlines throughout the presidential election, most notably for her response to Todd Akin’s legitimate rape controversy.
But this post, quoting her friend and fellow Tea Partier Jim Riley, is her most shockingly tone deaf yet, echoing a sentiment that seems more like something you’d hear from Fred Phelps:
(Huffington Post) – Reacting to the controversy surrounding Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial comments regarding rape and abortion, former “Saturday Night Live” star and conservative activist Victoria Jackson said on Wednesday that if she were raped she would have the baby because it “would be a blessing,” noting that the baby “has its own DNA” and is “not the father’s DNA.”
And responding to a HuffPost Gay Voices blog post from a former friend who said he ended their friendship because of her views on homosexuality, Jackson said she doesn’t “think people should identify themselves by their sexual life.”
“The Todd Akin thing was so blown out of proportion — it’s a joke,” Jackson said at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., when interviewed for my SiriusXM OutQ radio program. “How many times do people get pregnant from rape? It’s point zero zero one percent. It’s a joke. I read lots of articles. I know people, because I’m 53. I’ve know a lot of people, and I’ve actually never known anyone who got pregnant from being raped.”