ABC’s “black-ish” reacts to Trump election with barbs, anger and a plea for understanding
If President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter fingers got activated by Meryl Streep, they might need splints following Wednesday’s episode of “black-ish.”
The upper-middle-class African American family at the center of ABC’s highly acclaimed comedy reacts to Trump’s election in the newest installment, and it was clear by the shocked, saddened faces in the opening moments that there is little joy in the Johnson household.
Those sentiments reflect the feelings of “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and President Obama. The episode, titled “Lemons,” follows in the series’ tradition of tackling hot-button topics, such as police brutality and the N-word, with a comic bite.
“America has a love affair with upsets,” Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) says in the opening voice-over. “But what happens when the losers and winners are supposed to be on the same side?…