Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
During her acceptance speech during tonight’s Golden Globes, Tina Fey made some time to tell some of her harsh “internet critics” to “suck it.” The bit was pretty funny (you must watch it here).
“If you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet! You can find a lot of people there who don’t like you! I’d like to address some of them now! BabsonLacrosse, you can suck it. DianeFan, you can suck it. Cougar-Letter, you can really suck it ’cause you’ve been after me all year. And to my husband, Jeff, I love you. Thank you very much!”
Well apparently Gawker did some research and found out that those “anonymous internet critics” Fey mentioned on stage, believe it or not — those users are actual posters on the LA Times’ Envelope Awards website.
“Dianefan“ posted in September:
“I think there are lots of choices other than Tina. Megan Mullally, Sarah Silverman, Teri Hatcher, Shannon Doherty. Not everyone has to think that Tina Fey is the be all and end all… I simply think all of those actresses have some spunk in them that could work.”
And as it turns out, Dianefan is also one of the two other internet users Fey mentioned. Apparently she sometimes also goes under the name Cougar-letter. Here are the angry comments Cougar-letter posted about Fey in the October-December months:
“Tina Fey would be a dreadful host. That Sarah Palin bit is getting very old.” … “Tina Fey was simply like the pimple on my face – just there …. I think that the key issue here is the fact that when Tina is at her best, she’s just not that great.” … “I just hope they give the win to anyone but Tina Fey. Boy I can’t wait until Edie Falco comes back on the scene just to wipe that smug look off Tina’s face.”
So what does dianefan/cougar-letter think of Fey’s mention of her on the nationally broadcast award show? Dianefan (yes, she changed her name back yet again) ungratefully commented on the boards:
“I’m famous. She mentioned BabsonLacrosse too. Sorry Tina Fey but I still don’t think you deserved to win.”
Somewhat baffling, the third user Fey attacked, “BabsonLacrosse“, actually appears to be a fan of Fey. She once commented that “Fey and Christina Applegate are the 2 best comedic actresses on TV right now.” And this is one of the many reasons we love Tina Fey.