The Big Bag Theory co-creator Chuck Lorre is sending all kinds of critical messages to President Donald Trump with a little help from his friend, former Beatle George Harrison (see what I did there?!).
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Lorre is known for sending messages to his viewers on vanity cards at the ends of episodes of his shows, and after Thursday’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, he used a vanity card to send a less-than-subtle message about the incoming leader of the country: lyrics from the George Harrison song “Beware of Darkness” that sum up how so many of us are feeling right now.
The lyrics read, “Watch out now, take care / Beware of greedy leaders / They’ll take you where you should not go / While Weeping Atlas Cedars / They just want to grow, grow and grow / Beware of darkness.”
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The warning Lorre was sending to his viewers was especially poignant after a little scandal involving Trump’s campaign and the Harrison estate: Trump was ripped apart by the estate for using the Beatles song “Here Comes the Sun” on the campaign trail, and it actually suggested he use “Beware of Darkness” instead, since it seemed to be a little more fitting for his views.
This isn’t the first time Lorre has used a vanity card to attack Trump, though he’s never mentioned the new president by name. Just before the election, Lorre wrote a long, profanity-laden message to viewers and Trump: “Don’t be fooled. Big Daddy can’t save us. Our salvation lies within ourselves. Within our own ingenuity and determined effort. ‘Make America great again’ is a bumper sticker for victimhood. But we are not victims. We are the creators of opportunity. Sure the system’s rigged. It always has been. So what?! We are a nation of immigrants who have consistently ignored the rigging. You won’t let us join your club? %#&@ you, we’ll start our own club. You won’t let us go to your school? %#&@ you, we’ll start our own school. You won’t let us earn money your way? %#&@ you, we’ll earn it our way. You won’t give us a chance here? %#&@ you, we will go elsewhere. You want to know what makes America great? I got two words for you.”
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