CBS All-Access’ “The Good Spouse” spinoff series, “The Great Battle,” is in hot water after tweeting an image from one of its episodes that reveals a list of “target words” consisting of: “Assassinate,” “President” and “Trump” in a red column and a second orange column that started with the words: “Mar-a-Lago” and “Remove.”
The episode itself concentrates on the character Diane (Christine Baranski) signing up with a female resistance group charged with dragging down Donald Trump’s approval rankings.
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The tweet, which has because been erased, did not provide context for the list. Rather, it asked audiences if they could discover the Easter egg. The egg reference wound up being connected to Kalinda, a popular character in “The Excellent Other half,” whose name was in the 2nd column.
The tweet hit a nerve with some viewers not amused by the Trump referral. Some vowed to stop watching the program while others threatened to get in touch with the authorities.
One user tweeted: “Yes, @CBS this is despicable to run subliminal messages encouraging the assassination of the president @realDonaldTrump I hope @SecretService investigates @thegoodfight thoroughly.”
Another shared: “You understand I just reported this to the FBI. Thank you for breaking the law.”
” This is absolutely abhorrent and can not be endured. Will @CBS permit this trash? The program must be dropped immediately.”
Another user stated they will strike CBS where it harms one of the most.
” Just stopped watching anything relating to CBS, and specifically, The Great Fight. Inciting political violence? Promoting for the assassination of Donald Trump? Have you all lost your minds? I’ll be contacting your marketers.”
” The trash program @thegoodfight that prompts to( sic) violence on the streets already erased their tweet, however they can not erase the terrible image they left on hundreds of twitter users.”
CBS decreased to comment to Fox News.
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This isn’t the very first time “The Excellent Battle” has taken a dig at Trump. A couple of years back, the show dealt with the topic of censorship under the Trump administration. There have actually likewise been Trump-inspired episodes on simply about every primetime network including NBC’s “Law & Order: SUV,” ABC’s “Quantico” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” among others.
Fox News’ Jessica Sager added to this report.