Maybe, Like Alanis, They Don't Understand What Irony Is?
For those holding out hope that last week's anti-violence public service announcement was the sign of the tides turning, of the GH showrunners demonstrating -- for the first time since gas was under $2 a gallon -- that they understand that violence has turned this once-great soap into a steaming pile of, well, corpses . . . Good god, what the hell were you thinking? Do you even watch this show?
The word of the day is: Juxtaposition.
The PSA last week:
"Violence is never the answer. And violence in our communities committed by young people is a tragedy, and needs to stop. It can be prevented if we set the right example. To find proper resources to help prevent youth violence, please visit safeyouth.org."
Is GH living up to those big, self-righteous words? Of course . . .
. . . not. Let's look at yesterday's episode, shall we?
Violence is [almost] never the answer.
[Unless you mix it with sex and revenge]
[...or you have breasts]
[...or you get paid for it.]
And violence in our communities committed by young people [but only really young people, like under 15] is a tragedy,
and needs to stop [or at least be delayed until the perpetrators are college-aged].
It can be prevented if we set the right example.
And that's just one episode! Intrepid forum posters kept track of all the violence since the PSA. Holy hypocrisy, hitman!
Screencaps courtesy of Clarissa.