Reject the Trump Gig
Dreamed 2017/7/5 by Wayan
I'm in downtown San Francisco at a high-end ad agency. Now and then I model in ads, and I just got offered a lucrative ongoing gig as a character who's a Trump conservative. Really lucrative: they're paying $1000 a session! Triple, quadruple what I'm used to.
But I just can't do it. I've played roles in ads for products I don't use, even ones I personally dislike--but never one I thought was downright immoral or dangerous. Trump and his followers are both. I just can't help legitimize him.
Reluctantly, tempted, I turn the job down.
I take a cab home, as I often do. Uber or Lyft... my cabbie is a tattooed dyke who's curious, seeing me come out of what she knows is a high-end ad agency.
I tell her I had to turn down a thousand-dollar gig. She's shocked. "That's over a week's wages for ME. I'd take that gig like a shot!"
I ask her "You sure? For a thousand, would you REALLY put your face up around the country with a Trump button and, say, queerbaiting slogans behind you?"
She really thinks it through for a couple of slow blocks, and then says, reluctantly, "Well... no."
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