Phoebe Bridgers Wins the Bare Minimum Allyship Award and Apologizes to the Dead on 'Ziwe'
By Mekishana Pierre
Phoebe Bridgers is showing what it means to be an ally and how to apologize for appropriation, and she's having fun while she does it. It’s all thanks to late night’s new comedy queen, Ziwe.
The Punisher singer appeared on Sunday night’s episode of the comedian’s eponymous Showtime variety series, where she attempted to keep a straight face while apologizing to “everybody dead” for offending them with her famous skeleton ensemble.
Faux appropriation aside, Bridgers also scored the coveted Bare Minimum Allyship Award not once but twice during her appearance. First, for simply calling herself an ally and second for issuing her apology outside of the usual notes app trend. A true icon for allies everywhere!
Bridgers then delivered a hilarious round of Allyship ASMR, whispering statements like “I will do my own emotional labor,” “I will never get married on a plantation,” and, most importantly, “I famously love all Black people, especially an iconic Black woman named Ziwe.”
The duo concluded the interview with a bout of ukulele smashing that mirrored Bridgers’ February Saturday Night Live debut, where she went full rock icon and decided to absolutely demolish both her electric guitar and a speaker onstage. Unsurprisingly, Bridgers took the same route with her ukulele and obliterated it into pieces. We appreciate a consistent demolition queen.