Tina Fey: ‘We Cannot Back Down on Free Speech in Any Way’

TIME

In the wake of Wednesday’s shooting at the Paris office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which left at least 10 journalists and two police officers dead, comedy icon Tina Fey took a moment to respond, emphasizing the importance of free speech.

“Obviously, that news is terrible and tragic and upsetting,” the 30 Rock creator and SNL alum said when asked about the deadly attack at a Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Fey continued, connecting the tragedy in France with another recent global issue concerning free speech.

“You look at that and you look at the controversy surrounding The Interview, it makes you think about how important free speech is and how it absolutely must be defended,” Fey said. “[We] cannot back down on free speech in any way. We all have to stand firm on the issue of free speech.”

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