That being said, straight-up showcasing a suicide definitely feels like a first.
During the brand-new promo of The Simpsons‘ upcoming episode, the viewer is taken straight into The White House‘s press room. The shot focuses on White House press secretary Sean Spicer, hanging from a noose, wearing a sign reading “I quit.”
A stylised Kelly-Anne Conway flees the scene. And that’s it. That’s the joke – that President Donald Trump’s administration is so bad, and that the pressure to spin his bullshit is so horrific, that Spicer would choose to take his own life than continue.
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) April 26, 2017
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