Please please please, for the love of all that is good in sweet in Odin’s beard, let this be a trend. Let this be a trend that Seth Meyers just started, where they follow Eminem’s lead and give any Trump supporters who are also fans of theirs an ultimatum. Please God, I don’t ask you for much.
There is no way, no way, this will backfire. Nope. Nuh-uh. No way.
First, allow me a deep sigh for what’s happened to late night (see Jimmy Kimmel Leads Late Night Comedy’s Gun Control Push and Female ‘Tonight Show’ Writers Pen “Thank You” Notes to Hillary).
It’s one thing to crack jokes, or “jokes” since we’re talking about modern late night comedy, about President Trump. Lord knows he leaves plenty to joke about (don’t @ me MAGA). But going on the attack against his supporters? You might as well write a check to the Late Night for Trump PAC. You’re making a landslide in 2020 even more likely.
Also, do these late night shows even count as comedy anymore. In the unfortunate circumstance I catch one of their broadcasts, I’m confused. I thought I’d see top tens and mean celebrity tweets. Instead, all I see are Rachel Maddow rants in front of a live studio audience.
Leftist “entertainers” claim to have some kind of moral high ground. But, with all the recent rapey developments in Hollywood, that facade is eroding fast. If box office returns and ratings are any indicator, fans are already tuning their boxes elsewhere.
If I were you Seth Meyers, I wouldn’t be so quick to alienate your own fans. It’s not wise to gnaw at the hand that puts the greenbacks in your coin purse.