Who else can’t believe that Anthony Weiner is at it again? You’d think he would have learned his lesson after the disaster that was 2011’s “Weinergate,” but no. You probably already know the general gist of what’s going on, but in case you don’t, he announced that he was running for New York City mayor in May… and now it’s emerged that he continued to sext women that definitely aren’t his wife, Huma Abedin, long after his resignation from Congress over the FIRST debacle. Facepalm.
Hey, Weiner? Kristin Chenoweth has some advice for you. And Huma, too. And she’s going to sing it for you, because she’s just that awesome.
Kristin stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno a few days ago to regale audiences with one of the funniest reactions to the whole sordid thing I’ve seen. You all know the hit Broadway show Wicked, right? You know the musical makeover Glinda (Kristin in the original cast, natch) gave to Elphaba (Idina Menzel) in the song “Popular?” Well, here’s a new spin on it aimed at Weiner. Warning: Given the subject matter, you’ve likely already figured out that there are a lot of words one doesn’t necessarily use in polite conversation here; subsequently, you may not want to listen to this without headphones (especially if you’re at work). It is, however, HILARIOUS. Watch it here!
Not unrelated: I cannot get over how unfortunate that man’s name is. Maybe he decided that if he was going to carrying it around all his life, he may as well make his behavior as unfortunate as the name is. Bad idea, Weiner. Bad idea.
Anyhoo, here’s the original version of “Popular,” just for kicks:
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.