Black Mirror Denies Trump Result Is Marketing Campaign
9 November 2016, 16:07 | Updated: 19 September 2017, 18:39
Show creators have responded to those drawing parallels between the result and the dystopian show on social media.
The creators of Black Mirror have responded to jokes that Donald Trump's election is just a marketing tool for an upcoming episode.
Following the news of Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, people have taken to Twitter to use the #RIPAmerica hashtag and even compare the outcome of the result to the Charlie Brooker-created series.
OKAY DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, I THOUGHT I WOKE UP IN AN EPISODE OF BLACK MIRROR— GITOO COOCHIE FRITOO (@gitoo) November 9, 2016
I feel like we're all a part of a Black Mirror episode— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) November 9, 2016
Praying all of this is a @blackmirror advertising campaign and they just went big on the budget..... no? Oh ok then— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) November 9, 2016
Now, the series - which is currently hosting its third series on Netflix - responded to the tweets to confirm that indeed "this is reality".
See their tweet below:
This isn't an episode. This isn't marketing. This is reality.— Black Mirror (@blackmirror) November 9, 2016
It's not difficult to see why some might draw comparisons between real-life events and the dystopian drama, which in the past has featured an episode where a cartoon teddy bear is put forward for a political election, and where the Prime Minister is forced to have sex with a pig.
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