Video: Kristin Chenoweth Parodies Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal With 'Popular'
Kristin Chenoweth has some advice to Anthony Weiner which she shared to public when stopping by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, July 30. The Broadway star sang a "Popular" parody to teach the former U.S. representative how to become popular in a right way.
Rewriting the lyrics of the song from her musical play "Wicked", the petite actress mocked the politician who was recently hit with another sexting scandal, more than a year after retiring from Congress following the same issue. "You will be popular, the right kind of popular/ I'll teach you to zip your fly, you won't be that guy with a camera down his pants," she sang.
"I'll teach you what tweets to tweet, something clean and sweet/ We'll make sure you get your chance to be popular, the right kind of popular/ They'll think you became a monk, though they've seen your junk/ Now you'll play a different show, so let's start because you have an awfully long way to go/ Long.... well...," she continued.
To Weiner's wife Huma Abedin, who has vowed to stand by her husband despite his confessions to extramarital affairs, Chenoweth sang, "She should take a page from Hillary/ And become independent of her hubby/while you sport a chatroom chubby." She added, "Seriously Huma, if that guy doesn't zip up and unplug, just kick him to the curb."
Before delivering the song, the "Glee" actress had noticed Weiner about it as tweeting, "#weiner I have a song of advice for you.....watch the #TonightShow @jayleno TONIGHT." She also gave a shout-out to "Wicked" composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, "@composerstephen thank you for writing Popular. And for 'ok-ing' the Weiner song."
Weiner's second sex scandal broke on July 23, several months after he returned to politics in the New York City mayoral race. He allegedly sent explicit photos under the alias "Carlos Danger" to a 22-year-old woman, with whom Weiner had contact as late as April 2013.
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