Dear inconsiderate and shallow people of the greater Los Angeles area,
I understand that the fire might not be near you or your friends.
I understand that you don’t care to hear about it constantly on your favorite networks because you’d rather watch your coveted soaps.
I sincerely thank you for giving back to the economy with that new HDTV to better your television consumption. It’s a good cause and it makes for solid jobs for my friends.
It breaks my heart because your programming is interrupted by the news coverage.
It breaks my heart that my boyfriend and the many other people who work within the entertainment sector to produce your beloved shows are coughing through the smoke and forced to work extra hours to try and get the shots they need because of the fires.
But you’re right, scrolling text should be sufficient for the news. Like when your neighborhood catches fire and you need to evacuate. Maybe you’ll get lucky and catch it as scrolls past your screen. Or maybe you’ll be too busy in the other room getting popcorn.
So thank you for your complaints about the fires. Thank you for belittling that person who just lost their home due to a natural disaster. Really, it shows a lot about you.
just a girl who cares about her fellow neighbor, but also loves entertainment