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Tina Fey 'cancelled herself,' black leadership group says as they urge Kennedy Center to strip star of award

Project 21 Black Leadership Network asked the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to rescind Tina Fey's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor because the comedian recently asked NBCUniversal to have episodes of “30 Rock” featuring characters using blackface removed from streaming platforms.

“We are not trying to cancel Tina Fey. Tina Fey cancelled herself when she asked Hulu to purge offensive episodes of ‘30 Rock,’ calling the fruits of her creativity ‘ugliness,’” Project 21 member Horace Cooper wrote. “We are simply alerting the Kennedy Center -- which has acted in the past to protect itself and the integrity of the Twain Prize -- to do so again in light of Tina Fey’s admission.”

Per Deadline, Fey -- who was the "30 Rock" creator/executive producer/showrunner -- and co-showrunner, Robert Carlock, made the request for NBC to remove the episodes featuring blackface.

I cannot stand Tina Fey or SNL. More about Project 21 Black Leadership Network.

Project 21 is described as “an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans whose entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family and commitment to individual responsibility have not traditionally been echoed by the nation’s civil rights establishment.”

“30 Rock” aired on NBC from October 2006 to January 2013, scoring 16 Emmys, including three consecutive wins for comedy series. The show also landed seven Golden Globes, 22 guild awards among SAG, WGA, DGA and PGA; as well as Image, Peabody and AFI Awards. The series is also the record-holder for most Emmy nominations in one season for any comedy series, and received a total of 103 Emmy nominations over seven seasons on NBC.
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