CW’s comedy Jane the Virgin has gone via its ups and downs. In the early seasons, it wasn’t terribly political. Then it grew to become political (and horrible) as quickly as Trump was elected, but it surely really chilled out a little this yr. So why, within the February 2 episode “Chapter Seventy-Three,” did they really feel the necessity to take a random dig at Ivanka Trump?
In this episode, our heroine Jane (GIna Rodriguez) is assembly with a literary agent, hoping to leap-begin her profession as an writer after her first guide flopped. Her frenemy Petra (Yael Grobglas) has arrange the assembly and, when all of Jane’s pitches to the agent fall flat, he calls Petra over to make the assembly much less awkward. It will get extra awkward, nevertheless, when one of many brokers means that Petra write a guide – and throws in an insult towards Ivanka Trump.
Leslie: I keep in mind considering simply primarily based on the Ocean Drive article, that Petra might writer a nice life-style guide.
Narrator: Did she simply say “Author”? As in “Book author”?
Leslie: I imply, she does seem like the non-evil Ivanka.
Petra: Oh, please, I am unable to stand Ivanka. She tried to promote me a few of these bum condos a few years again.
Leslie: See? Now, that is the sort of factor that will be nice within the guide.
Jane: Ha ha, yeah.
The present takes place in Florida, they usually’re each blond girls. Petra owns a resort. So, they’ve some issues in frequent, however let’s examine evil. Petra, for instance, is presently beneath investigation for murdering her twin sister Anezka (and it isn’t the primary time she’s been in that place). In addition to homicide, there’s the standard mendacity, dishonest, and stealing. She additionally just lately left a liked one’s sister in a psychiatric unit for a time period even after realizing that she was, in actual fact, completely sane. The present is meant to be like a telenovela, and he or she is definitely the villain.
I do not suppose Ivanka Trump even comes shut. In truth, she is not even a registered Republican, one thing you’d suppose Hollywood would need to have a good time. She pushes for left-wing feminist causes like nationwide paid household go away and, not like most girls hated by the left, has by no means stated she is professional-life (though I am positive she loses factors for not saying she is professional-alternative, both). She shares articles by the New York Times, which her father hates for being liberal media, and reportedly requested him to remain within the Paris Climate settlement. So, what’s their downside with Ivanka?
It is strictly as a result of she holds these views that liberals appear to particularly hate her. They see it as a betrayal and the phrase they’ve all glommed onto is “complicit,” so a marketing campaign should be undertaken to take her down, too. When Nordstrom dropped her clothes line early final yr Hollywood celebrities celebrated with Nordstrom buying sprees. They tried to encourage boycotts of her merchandise at different shops, however failed spectacularly.
The hate comes out of their reveals, too, with Saturday Night Live operating a skit of a industrial for Ivanka’s supposed new perfume Complicit, Netflix’s Chelsea Handler mocked her with a crude impressionist, a character on NBC’s Great News expressed hatred for Ivanka and claimed “she farted in my face at SoulCycle,” and let’s not overlook the disgusting incest jokes from the likes of Bill Maher.
Now Jane the Virgin has joined within the lame lefty parade of dangerous jokes about Ivanka. Hollywood and the media has to take down something with the identify of “Trump,” even when meaning calling a comically dangerous character on this present the “non-evil Ivanka.”