Formerly funny actor Will Ferrell recently appeared at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast gala and gave a speech on gender issues and why he thinks that the world would run better and do better with exclusively women at the helm.
Giving his speech on the matter, Ferrell described the event as wonderful and then jumped right into saying that it is time for women to run the world, saying, “This is such a wonderful event where we honor and support and continue to fight for women in all facets of the entertainment world. But you know what? Forget about the entertainment world. Isn’t it just time for women to run the planet?”
He then claimed that he wasn’t just pandering to the crowd and said that men are not “doing so good” at running the world, ignoring the numerous recent and current female leaders, such as Angela Merkle and Georgia Meloni, not to mention more famous female leaders of days past, such as Catherine the Great, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth.
Making that claim about men running the world for thousands of years, Ferrell said, “I’m not just trying to placate you, I swear. But I don’t know what else to do because we, men, we’ve been running the show since, what, 10,000 B.C.? Something like that? And we’re not doing so good. So please, can you guys just take over? Can you? I think it’s time. Sorry, I’m getting sidetracked.”
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Continuing, Ferrell called on actress Kerry Washington, who played an entirely fictional American president in the television show “Scandal,” to run for president, saying, “Kerry, you’ve always been amazing in everything you’ve ever done and an incredible advocate for so many different things. Can you just run for president? Please? We’ll pay you. We’ll do a GoFundMe right in this room and we’ll launch you.”
Ferrell famously attacked former President Donald Trump in an SNL skit released during the Trump presidency, in which he brought back his famous impersonation of former President George W. Bush and said, “Good evening. Thank you. It is I, George W. Bush, and you might remember that the ‘W’ stands for, ‘Whazzaaap?!’ I know what you’re thinking: What the heck is the handsome devil doing back in the Oval Office? The truth is this is just a set. I had it built in my basement in Texas, so I could pretend to be still be president sometimes.”
He continued, “I don’t know if you’ve seen the news, but according to a new poll, my approval rating is at an all-time high. That’s right. Donny Q. Trump came in and suddenly I’m looking pretty sweet by comparison. At this rate I might even end up on Mount Rushmore, right next to Washington, Lincoln — and I want to say Kensington? I don’t know. But the point is I’m suddenly popular A.F. And a lot of people are saying, ‘Man, I wish George W. Bush was still our president right about now.”
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