During its coverage of Saturday night's AFC playoff game between the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders, ABC-Disney Television Network irritated many viewers by broadcasting a promo for next Wednesday’s anti-Trump episode of ABC’s sitcom Black-ish.
As HeatStreet reports, the promo for the show, which features a predominantly black cast, tells the viewer that the episode concerns the “election through the eyes of Black-ish."
In one scene, a white character causes her black coworkers to flip out by confessing, “I voted for Trump!” She then digs herself into a deeper hole by asserting, “I’m a racist? I have black friends!”
In another scene, a colleague played by race-baiting purported comedienne Wanda Sykes lashes out furiously at her for voting Republican.
The promo also depicts the show’s protagonists Dre and Rainbow Johnson looking disheartened by Donald Trump's election victory. Rainbow shouts “Go Hillary!” in another moment of the promo.
Football fans -- what few are left after ratings have plunged in the wake of athletes like 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick disrespecting the national anthem -- took to social media to object to more of Hollywood's tiresome ridicule of Trump voters.
“Why does the NFL keep playing an anti-Trump commercial for the terrible show Blackish?” tweeted one. “They must not know their audience.” Another viewer wrote, “I am offended at the preview for the show #blackish about voting for Trump makes you a racist!”
A third tweeted, “No one watch #blackish. Not everyone who voted for Trump is a racist, That show caters to the lowest common denominator.”
HeatStreet notes that back in 2014, now President-Elect Trump tweeted, “How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled “Blackish”? Can you imagine the furor of a show, “Whiteish”! Racism at highest level?”
Such a show wouldn't have a snowball's chance in Hades.