I’ve got a great idea for a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode: Larry David is about to get into the Express checkout lane at his Brentwood supermarket, but a giant black lady (played by Leslie Jones) with 23 items suddenly cuts from her lane into his, ahead of him.
Larry fumes: “Why don’t you go back where you came from?”
Then it turns out that she’s a publicity-crazed politician, and her tear-stained video about Larry’s hateful xenophobia goes viral.
Soon, Beto O’Rourke and Larry’s own Congressman, Ted Lieu, are denouncing Larry’s Trumpist racism.
Isn’t that perfect for Curb?
That all just happened in real life?
Media machine has been blowing up story of @itsericathomas, who claims a racist white man told her to “go back where you came from.” Well, he returns during her presser to deny allegation. He says he’s a Democrat & she’s embellishing story for attention. pic.twitter.com/wh4uds2IKC
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) July 21, 2019
Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!
— Erica Thomas (@itsericathomas) July 20, 2019
— BraveNewsBlog (@BraveNewsBlog) July 20, 2019
These are the consequences of a president who foments hate every day—and sees our diversity not as a strength but as a weakness. Erica, thank you for serving your state and thanks to your husband for serving our country. We are better than this, and together, we will prove it. https://t.co/eCrdZFgAPl
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) July 20, 2019
Seriously, later on in this incident, the white guy declared that he wasn’t white, he is Cuban.
On this 50th anniversary of the moon landing, I’ve had a vision of the future…
And it’s basically endless Larry David scenarios forever as people deploy their Intersectional Pokemon Points in petty squabbles over checkout lane privilege.