This “People Who Are Destroying America” segment from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report is getting a lot of buzz online. It features the Perry County town of Vicco and its openly gay mayor, Johnny Cummings. And it is being called one of comedian Stephen Colbert’s best satirical pieces ever.
The segment skillfully uses Appalachian stereotypes to knock down those stereotypes. (It reminds me of old Beverly Hillbillies episodes, in which Jed, Granny and family usually managed by the end of the show to make those California city slickers look foolish.) It also exposes what the “gay agenda” is really all about.