There was a great deal in excitement in comedienne Michelle Wolf’s life over the course of the last year, and it likely felt at time as though the shrill-voiced provocateur was on the highway to the big time.
Her stint at the White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner was a divisive moment, for sure. Wolf, who is known for being a bit crude and a lot vulgar, turned her shameless brand of filthy comedy on President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Sanders and more during her rambling, read-from-the-cards appearance, drawing the ire of many who felt that Wolf was ignoring the cardinal rules of feminism is attacking the looks and weight of the women in the Trump administration.
Shortly after her appearance in Washington D.C., Wolf debuted her scatter-formatted Netflix show that brought much of the same liberal, anti-Trump, lewd comedy to small screens in a weekly format. Plagued by absent minded writing and a penchant for absurdity, Netflix has now ended that experiment altogether.
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The Break‘s final episode was released July 29. In its short run, Wolf made headlines for comparing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to murderous jihadists, calling Melania Trump an abused gold digger, cracking STD jokes about Ivanka Trump, and, most famously, leading a festive “Salute to Abortions.”
Yet for all its controversies, The Break apparently failed to draw a consequential audience, so its “annual” abortion celebration will forever be a one-time event.
The smugfest’s staffers are predictably salty. “None of us can believe how classlessly Netflix has handled this,” one person “connected to the show” told the Daily Beast anonymously. This individual claims that both the writing staff and showrunners found out about the cancellation on Twitter.
It seems that even liberal Hollywood can no longer hide from the nation’s conservative awakening, no matter how hard they try.