Sarah Silverman to Bernie supporters at DNC: 'You're being ridiculous'
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As Sarah Silverman asked for party unity at the Democratic National Convention, hundreds ofBernie Sanders supporters erupted in boos, in a deafening cacophony that made it hard to hear the rest of the speech in the stadium.
"Can I say something?" the comedian, a fellow Sanders supporter, asked. "To the 'Bernie or Bust' people, you're being ridiculous."
"Hillary is our Democratic nominee and I will proudly vote for her," she said.
See reaction to Silverman's controversial comment:
Social Reactions to Sarah Silverman's speech at DNC
Wow @SarahKSilverman WOW. #DNCinPHL
. @SarahKSilverman DRAGGING Trump. #DemsInPhilly https://t.co/StVBWhBY7I
I freaking love @SarahKSilverman
Sarah Silverman briefly mentioned how she would have loved to voted for Bernie & the crowd chants for him! #demconvention
@SarahKSilverman JUST KILLED IT! What a ROCKSTAR!!!! #ProudHillarySupporter #DemsInPhilly
Whoever got Sarah Silverman to speak deserves a raise. I thought she hit the perfect tone for what she tried to do. #DemsInPhilly
Oh look at the Bernie or Bust folks being assholes. When even Sarah Silverman tells you you're being jackasses....
For a comedian, Al Franken's improv skills leave something to be desired.
@SarahKSilverman is a hero in Philly tonight. Thank you for rationality and faith #DemConvention #DemsInPhilly #bridge
Thank you you @SarahKSilverman for saying like it is. Bernie supporters on the floor should be embarrassed.
I'm with @SarahKSilverman This is getting ridiculous. I love @SenSanders but these Bernie or Bust people are showing their asses. #ImWithHer
Anyone else wanna call Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) a traitor tonight… #DNC #DemsInPhilly #DNCConvention
The chorus of boos and "Bernie!" chants continued throughout the rest of Silverman and Sen. Al Franken's introduction to Paul Simon's performance.
"Thank God they can fix this in post," Silverman joked before leaving the stage.