Rachel Dolezal is, of course, the woman who recently stepped down from her position as head of the Spokane, Washington NAACP after it was determined she isn’t black. Dolezal’s parents blew her cover, telling the media she is, in fact, a white woman.
On Monday night, June 22nd, Maya Rudolph was a guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The Bridesmaids star and SNL alum was touting her upcoming film, The Spoils Before Dying. The conversation soon turned to the many similarities in appearance that both Rudolph and Rachel Dolezal share.
“I’ve been getting that thing kind of on a daily basis with Rachel Dolezal,” Rudolph explained of the many fans who have told her recently her she should return to Saturday Night Live to play Dolezal. “I remember Tina [Fey] saying when Sarah Palin was happening, everyone kept saying, her doorman’s like, ‘You gotta be Sarah Palin!’ But it happens to me every day, people are like, ‘Oh, it’s too bad, you haven’t been on SNL since 2007. You have to play this lady.'”
Maya Rudolph then pulled a wig from behind her chair, plopped the curls on top of her head, and proceeded to do her impression of Rachel Dolezal.
Maya Rudolph and Seth Meyers then spoofed an interview Rachel Dolezal gave the media shortly after the scandal first hit the news.
Did you happen to catch Maya Rudolph doing her Rachel Dolezal impression on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Monday?
— Complex (@ComplexMag) June 23, 2015
Did you find it to be hilarious or is it too soon for comedians to be spoofing the situation?