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Tina Fey weighs in on Charlie Hebdo: We 'cannot back down on free speech in any way'

After Wednesday's shooting at the Paris office French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo left 12 dead, Tina Fey has spoken out about free speech.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Fey called Wednesday's shooting "tragic and upsetting," comparing the event with the controversy over The Interview.

"It makes you think about how important free speech is and how it absolutely must be defended," Fey said. "[We] cannot back down on free speech in any way. We all have to stand firm on the issue of free speech."

Fey cited her work on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" as "the closest we ever got" to a discussion of free speech. "But we're Americans, she added, "and even if it's dumb jokes in The Interview, we have the right to make them."