Pennywise for President—Clown in the Oval Office?

I get some of my best ideas from talking about random crap on social media. (I’m not wasting time on Facebook, I’m working on my writing, hello?).

This week I was inspired by a post about how the number of people who saw Fifty Shades of Grey somehow means no one should be offended by a billionaire grabbing a pussy.

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Naturally someone intelligent pointed out that there’s a bit of a difference between fiction and reality. Another person argued that if you spend money on a book or movie, you are condoning whatever actions happen in that piece of entertainment, real or not, and you shouldn’t have a problem with a real-life politician doing the same thing.


As evidenced in the second meme, I found the idea that people condone every action in every piece of entertainment they consume pretty bizarre, and I started thinking about all the ways this could be applied:

If you watched Breaking Bad, you obviously condone drug deals and you should write in El Chapo next time you vote for president.

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If you liked The Walking Dead, you must support zombies taking over the world:

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This also sort of explains how our current commander-in-chief got elected, if you think about it. All those people who read Stephen King’s It or watched the miniseries apparently condone crazy clowns, and therefore they had no problem with voting for a crazy clown to be president!

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V. R. Craft is the author of Stupid Humans, a science fiction book series that asks the question, “What if all the intelligent humans abandoned Earth—and we’re what’s left? 


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