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Conservatives Are Just Now Realizing That 'The Boys' Is Mocking Them—And They're Pissed

Amazon promotional material featuring Homelander in Season 4 of "The Boys"
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Despite the hit Amazon Prime show poking fun at conservatives for three seasons, MAGA fans are up in arms after just realizing it partway through season four.

Even though the hit Amazon Prime show The Boys has poked fun at conservatives for three straight seasons, MAGA fans lashed out after just realizing it part way through Season 4, which premiered last week.

Based on the comics series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the story unfolds in a world where superheroes subvert previous superhero tropes and are portrayed as deeply corrupt.

A group known as The Boys works to expose this corruption and take down Vought, the company managing the "supes," as well as Homelander, both the converse of Superman and Trump-like figure whose cultist followers look very much like the insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Last week, the first three episodes of the new season premiered on Prime Video, introducing fans to Firecracker, a far-right political commentator and "supe" who attends a conspiracy theorists' convention to speak on “the Hollywood pedophile cabal," a favorite topic among QAnon believers.

At one point, Firecracker claims that Starlight, a good "supe" who has a romance with regular ol' human Hughie Campbell, is running a “satanic home delivery service" and rants:

“An order of a hot dog gets you a boy; a taco, a girl; a combo gets you a child they forced to have trans surgery; and a soda gets you a shot of adrenochrome."

She later claims she was "attacked by deep state operatives" in cahoots with Starlight's "evil woke followers," who she says are destroying "this great country."

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And somehow, after all this time, conservatives only just realized that the show is lampooning them—so they naturally responded with anger and bewilderment.

Others were quick to mock these furious reactions.

If the nonsense Firecracker spews in her southern accent sounds familiar, it's because it is.

In an interview with Variety, the show's creator Eric Kripke revealed that Firecracker—played by actor Valorie Curry—was inspired by none other than Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a known conspiracy theorist who has positioned herself as one of former President Donald Trump's most loyal followers.

He said:

“Firecracker came from like, ‘Hey, isn’t Marjorie Taylor Greene scary?’ And just that type of personality. Like, you had Trump, but now you have these Trump spawn that are trying to outdo each other for how outrageous and sexualized and gun-toting and slavishly obedient they can be."
“And just that idea - it wouldn’t just start and end with Homelander, he would start to create these spores that would grow into these other characters, and she’s a version of that."

Greene has not commented on the character, who is already playing a major role in Season 4.

Amazon Prime is currently releasing one episode every week; the latest season of The Boys will conclude on July 18. Kripke has confirmed that Season 5 will be the show's final season.

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