Cecily Strong Responds to Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Ousting: “I’m Genuinely Happy”

Cecily is staying strong!

Cecily Strong responded to Saturday Night Live's decision to replace her as Weekend Update anchor with comedian Michael Che via Instagram on Friday, Sept. 12.

"I don't see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way that is a lot more fun for me and in a way I think I'm better at. And now I get to do features with the very funny and wonderful Michael Che!" the 30-year-old captioned a picture of herself snuggling with her puppy.

"No point in being angry or sad for me for something I'm genuinely happy about! Unless you are just a person who enjoys being angry or sad. Then I guess play on, playa," she continued. "Also, I danced too hard last night so now I am wearing a hot pad on my neck. Be angry and sad for me about my dumbass neck."

NBC confirmed to Us Weekly yesterday that Che would be taking the seat next to Colin Jost next season. Strong, however, will still return as a full-time cast member and make special appearances at the news desk as her recurring, unnamed former porn star character.

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