Hollywood Mocks ‘Fox News Sucks’ Chants, Ballot Counting Chaos: ‘It’s Like an Episode of Veep’
As hundreds of Trump supporters congregated outside the Maricopa County Recorders Office in Phoenix, Ariz., Wednesday night, Hollywood figures were quick to point out the irony of Trump-supporting crowds shouting “Fox News Sucks,” along with similarities to a storyline in “Veep.”
With Americans anxiously awaiting the final results of the presidential election, observers on social media found an outlet for their anxieties by making light of crowds that in some places were demanding for votes to be counted, and in other places calling for counting to stop.
“Veep” writer Alexis Wilkinson wrote, “We wrote this on @VeepHBO and they just tweeted it out.”
— Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) November 5, 2020
Actor Alyssa Lavacca unearthed a clip of the relevant scene, in which Jonah Ryan and others chant “Count every vote.”
— Alyssa hallucinated a pandemic? (@alyssalavacca) November 5, 2020
Judd Apatow aptly quote tweeted a video of the chaos along with the caption “2020 in a nutshell.”
2020 in a nutshell. https://t.co/NUx9z7O6FE
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 5, 2020
Michael Schur, known on Twitter as Ken Tremendous, concocted a fill-in sheet for the “Trump Election Mob” in which protestors needed to decide if they wanted to stop the counting or keep counting, referring to Trump supporters’ seemingly contradictory demands in various locations.
List City of Protest: ___________________
You want them to (circle one) STOP THE COUNTING
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 5, 2020
Actor Leslie Grossman said the irony of the “Fox News Sucks” chant was the “first soul cleansing true belly laugh” she has had since 2016.
I am watching trumpers chanting “FOX NEWS SUCKS” and this is the first soul cleansing true belly laugh I have had since 2016
— Leslie Grossman (@MissLeslieG) November 5, 2020
— Cathy Yan (@CathyYan) November 5, 2020