News \

Woke Ally David Simon Calls Sean Hannity “My Nigga,” Tweets About His Right to Do So

Part of The Wire’s legacy is how it eloquently depicted how broken systems work against impoverished African-Americans. Admirers of series creator David Simon might say that he has been granted the proverbial “black card” for his efforts. As of September 19, 2016, that card has expired.

Last night, Simon learned that Fox troll Sean Hannity will join Republican candidate Donald Trump in a town hall meeting held in a Cleveland black church. Joking about this is like dynamiting the proverbial fish-filled barrel, owing to their well-documented willful ignorance of African-American issues, but it only took one tweet for Simon to turn himself into the butt of the joke:

Of course, he got blasted on Twitter, because of a very simple yet often violated concept: Don’t jokingly use racial slurs if you’re a white guy. But Simon, stubborn man that he is, decided to die on this hill. Rather than owning up to the awkward quip, he started to tweet through it, defending himself by claiming he was satirizing Hannity’s efforts to connect with black people.

Despite his good intentions, Simon couldn’t even save himself. On Friday night, Oklahomian Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old father of four, was shot and killed by police, despite being unarmed with his hands up. Last night, video of the terrible incident spread through social media, leading Simon to tweet his outrage:

Yes, Simon was quick to namedrop Ta-Nehisi Coates and DeRay Mckesson for bonafides, but couldn’t remember Eric Garner’s name.

Tags: David Simon