Amy Schumer came out swinging for her inaugural "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig.
The comedian took on a number of hot button issues during her Studio 8H debut, including America's affinity for guns and the country's "First Family" (as deemed by Cosmo magazine last week), the Kardashians.
During her opening monologue, the "Trainwreck" star noted the importance of finding inspiring women for young girls to look up to in a world saturated with surgically altered reality TV personalities.
"We have to be a good role model for these little girls because who do they have? All they have, literally, is the Kardashians. She doesn’t have a Malala poster in her room — trust me," Amy said, referring to 18-year-old Pakistani human rights activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban for attempting to attend school.
"Is that a great message for little girls? A whole family of women that take the faces they were born with as like, a light suggestion?" she continued, mocking the Kardash clan's penchant for plastic surgery. "We used to have Khloe. Khloe was ours, right?... [Now] Khloe's lost half her body weight. She lost a Kendall!"
The 34-year-old, who delivered a speech to congress in favor of gun control in August after a shooter targeted people watching "Trainwreck" (killing two women), also appeared in a fake pro-gun commercial.
"There are things we all share: love, family, connection, a sense of purpose, and also, guns," said a voiceover in the faux ad, set to a montage of people receiving guns in various situations (childbirth, a romantic dinner, a casual jog through the park, a party).
"When things fall apart, or it all comes together, they unite us, comfort us, bring us joy and strength," says the voiceover. "From first loves to new beginnings, wherever life takes you – guns. We’re here to stay."
-- Erin O'Sullivan