There Is A New Expletive, Thanks To Broad City!
Political correctness just took a hilarious turn. The creators of Comedy Central’s critically-acclaimed show Broad City recently announced that the name Trump would be censored for season four. The comedy duo already implicates this censorship on their web-shorts.
“There’s no air time for this orange (person),” co-creator and star Ilana Glazer told USA Today. “We bleep his name the whole season.” Glazer went on to say she and co-creator/star Abbi Jacobson rewrote much of the new season once “this game-show host became president of our country.”
“We didn’t originally write it like that,” said Glazer in a summer TCA conference. “This season we did more rewriting than ever before, more creatively versus logically in the rewrite period because this election happened and the world changed.”
Abbi and Ilana were very vocal in their support of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, and they’ve been just as vocal with their disdain for Donald Tr*mp. As previously noted, this satirical censorship is nothing new. Check out this clip below:
This is a rather bold move for a comedy show to pull, but this is nothing new for Comedy Central. The TV network is home to some notorious shows like Chappelle’s Show and South Park, the latter just recently declared will not talk about Tr*mp at all. Both South Park and Broad City have found unique ways to handle the current political climate.
What do you think of this censoring decision? Do you find it humorous or offensive? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Broad City follows stoner best friends Abbi and Ilana as they navigate their hectic & hilarious lives in New York City. The show’s fourth season is premiering on September 13th. A fifth season is already confirmed by Comedy Central.