This may be older news to some, but in a stroke of genius, irony and hilarity, gay Comedian Elijah Daniel of California paid $100 to briefly become mayor of a town aptly called Hell in the State of Michigan.
Mr. Daniel used the opportunity to make an incredible point about homophobia, racism and general prejudice against “the other” by satirically banning heterosexuals from Hell.
According to the UK publication The Independent, as well as The Young Turks, the satirist had penned a comedic novel about President Donald Trump. And clearly, he wanted to take it to the next level in the most epic way possible.
Sadly, his reign as Mayor of Hell lasted a single day, as he was promptly impeached by less than impressed citizens and city council lacking in any sense of humour or perspective.
In response to questions about why specifically he wanted to be mayor of Hell in the first place, Mr. Daniel responded via Twitter:
Growing up, I was always told that homosexuals would go to Hell. Now the heterosexuals are trying to take that from us too.
I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical heterosexuals out of our town. We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our town the very heterosexual threats we are fighting against.
The straights coming into our town procreating, having more straight children to take our rightfully gay jobs. We only want to admit those into our town who will support our town and love deeply our people.
Heteros were allowed to stay in Hell if they paid a fine of $84,000 to the town of 73.
However, these monies would be returned if they managed to keep it zipped for a certain period of time. As mentioned above, people were not amused and he was booted from office within 24 hours.
Check out the video below from The Young Turks for a good chuckle. Elijah Daniel of Hell, Michigan is a true hero for his sense of humour and immense courage. He will be missed as Mayor of Hell – by some of us, anyway.