A politically incorrect look at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 7/23/2018 | Leslie Eastman
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I was thrilled to be able to get in touch with my inner geek this week as I had the opportunity to join one of my dearest friends at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

While I had hoped to escape politics while I was at the Convention Center, the inability of progressives to move to the next stage of the Kubler-Ross grief cycle meant that it was thrust upon me at various times.

Desire - Waits - Panels - Demonstrations - President

Due to our desire to avoid long waits and glitterati-filled panels, I missed one of the most blatant demonstrations against President Donald Trump. The panel for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was punctuated with a few unnecessary political comments.

When the cast of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter prequel was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life, costar Zoe Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) shot back: “Impeach Trump!” That was met with plenty of cheers in the room, though apparently, not everybody was on board:

FANTASTIC - BEASTS - Magic - Trump - Joke

FANTASTIC BEASTS cast says they’d use real-life magic to impeach Trump. Joke about impeachment spells. Guy behind me is PISSED. “They had to ruin it.”

Since he’s good at making up spells, the cast then turned to Dan Fogler and asked him what the spell would be called. He responded: “Impeachius Maximus!”

Magic - President - Desire - Fuel - Fire

How was #TrumpDerangementSyndrome-based magic received? Those who support our President remained silent, out of the desire to not add political fuel to the fire.

Next-up, there was an announcement during another panel that the cartoon comedy Family Guy target President Trump in the upcoming season.

Trump - Episode - President - Selects - Peter

In the Trump episode, the President selects Peter as his new White House Communications Director after learning that the Quahog Brewery shipping clerk is an expert seller of fake news. As a result, the Griffins pack...
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