Sarah Silverman often incorporates music in her comedy — from her catchy, raunchy song “F*@#ing Matt Damon” to her comedic pop song “Perfect Night” featuring Will.I. Am. Now she’s done it again for her preview of new show I Love You, America, premiering on Hulu Thursday Oct. 12. It’s a variety show featuring Silverman traveling around the United States, interacting with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
In the clip, Silverman sings walking down the street, naming all the ethnicities she loves: Mexicans! Haitians! Koreans! But then, it dawns on her that she’s placing everyone into boxes rather than appreciating them for who they are. As she tells a white police officer that she loves him, she reflects on her white privilege, saying: “Well, yeah. That’s easy for me to say. I mean, I can walk into any encounter with the police and assume they’re going to serve and protect me. That’s my luxury.”
Parks & Recreation’s Retta also makes a cameo, where Silverman asks her how to be a good ally and is reminded that one black person doesn’t speak for everyone and it’s not anyone’s job to educate her.
Silverman ends the video on a more serious tone, directly calling out those who vote against their self-interests and criticize celebrities like her for being the “Hollywood elite” because they use their platform of fame and celebrity to bring attention to important political and societal issues. “How you vote for these rich fucks that lie to your faces and then systematically rape you of your rights and your job and your health care, and then you call me Hollywood elite?” she says straight to the camera.
Watch it below.