Hell in a Handbasket

The gays are miffed with the Senate Democrats after this social media fumble

There’s zero doubt about it: 2024 continues to be the year of Chappell Roan. Whether you discovered her via TikTok sounds, became obsessed after her album release last year, or were a “Good Luck Babe” convert, chances are that if you’re gay, it didn’t take long for you to start worshiping at the altar of Chappell.

But not every fandom is a welcome fandom, as proven by yesterday’s X kerfuffle. After the social media account for the Senate Democrats posted a cringey, tone-deaf appropriation of the slogan from Roan’s sleeper hit Hot To Go!, the gays were very clearly miffed.

For one thing, Roan declined to play at the White House earlier this year precisely because she’s not down with the current government and its many social justice failures. But instead of seeing that huge gesture as the distinct political statement that it is, the Senate Democrats account decided to simply alter the song’s catchy-as-hell chorus “H-O-T-T-O-G-O” to read “H-O-T-T-O-V-O-T-E”, which is not only cringe, but makes zero sense.

I know what some of you are thinking: wait, what’s the problem? Isn’t Chappell Roan a leftist? Shouldn’t we all be voting blue no matter who? Shouldn’t we be supporting a President who clearly can’t run against Satan incarnate Donald Trump and commit to going ham for this dying party that keeps funding a g*nocide?

Well…no. People are quite fed up at this point, and engaging in meme culture isn’t going to fix that. The Democratic strategy up to this point has not been working with Gen Zers who are fed up with the hypocrisy and ineffectiveness of the current government, and if people think that their minds can be changed by a “how do you do, fellow kids” tweet, well…all we can say is, Good Luck Babes.

Basically people are not happy about this. It’s going to take a lot more than this to regain the trust of a weary, heartbroken populace. Like perhaps…you know…a new Democratic candidate?

Chappell Roan told the White House that she wanted this country to live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all. That’s what we want too, and we won’t accept anything less.

Basically we’re embarrassed, terrified, desperate, and depressed by everything about this election year, and it keeps getting worse.

Everything is bad and the world is on fire and it’s just not looking good for the future of this country…but at least we have Chappell Roan to stream during the apocalypse.

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