It is no secret that President Donald Trump’s fans, just like the president himself, are not the most patient or tolerant people on the face of the earth. In fact, most of them appear to dwell on the other end of the spectrum.
While not all of them may be vile, racist, Islamophobes, unfortunately, a lot of them seem to have more or less the same moral compass as the man they elected – something that the “American Horror Story: Cult” seems to be exploring in its latest season, taking a satirical yet terrifying take on the Trump era.
This season revolves around Trump’s victory and opens with the election night, the result of which sends lead character Ally, played by Sarah Paulson, into a psychological spiral, and forces her to see deranged, creepy clowns everywhere. On the other side is Kai, played by Evan Peters, who rubs Cheetos dust on his face in a rather ominous after he sees the polls outcome.
The show seems to be both satirizing and exaggerating the liberals’ fears and conservative stereotypes.
However, it appears, some people are not too happy with it.
This show literally just exemplifies how much of a bunch of snowflakes liberals are ?????? #AHSCult— Connor O'Keefe (@Connor_O97) September 6, 2017
#AHSCult A bunch of OVER PAID SNOWFLAKES crying and destroying a fairly good series of shows.Damn why do LIBERALS have to ruin EVERYTHING!!— Ali's Mom.... (@H8Yankees) September 6, 2017
Conservative publication Newsbusers.org also published a lengthy review, accusing the “American Horror Story: Cult” of setting up “Trump supporters as racist, fear mongers.”
Whereas another rightwing website, The Daily Wire, wrote, “The latest season of American Horror Story: Cult is just a rehash of the same Hollywood trope of portraying Trump supporters as raging psychopaths who pick fights with innocent Mexicans and terrorize lesbians.”
Nevertheless, the praise for the show has almost drowned out the complaints:
trump is LITERALLY the american horror story. throw ya shade ryan murphy. I AM HERE FOR IT. #AHSCult— ? (@llerameilla) September 6, 2017
Opening with Trump, this is by far the scariest American Horror Story of all time. #AHSCult— Katie (@KatieMPet) September 6, 2017
so basically if u voted for Trump you are apart of an evil cult and want terrorizing innocent people? makes sense to me! #AHSCult— GLAM GOTH ?? (@TheGlamGoth) September 6, 2017
Meanwhile, AHS creator Ryan Murphy insists the show is not about Trump or Clinton.
“Our feeling is that everybody lost their shit after the election — Republican, Democrat — and everybody's still losing their shit, and nobody's really figured out from either side where to put those feelings,” he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “There is no real discussion. Everybody's still at each other's throats. You're either on one side or you're on the other. The season really is not about Trump, it's not about Clinton. It's about somebody who has the wherewithal to put their finger up in the wind and see that that's what's happening and is using that to rise up and form power, and using people's vulnerabilities about how they're afraid and don't know where to turn, and they feel like the world is on fire.”
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