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Striking Fashion Police Writers to Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?

The video below, posted to YouTube today by WGA West, is compelling for a whole bunch of reasons. Starting with the fact that it offers the rare opportunity to glimpse the usually invisible writers’ contingent responsible for a program like E!’s Fashion Police.

The group has been on strike since April 17, protesting the lack of health insurance, a pension plan and equitable pay. This is a very slick bit of video activism by the Writers Guild, putting an eloquent face on an age-old creative industry struggle.

Whether Joan Rivers herself or more so the executives at Comcast/E! are responsible for this unforgiving stance, the WGA West choreagraphed volley makes them all look equally bad. But as one of the first YouTube commenters suggests, perhaps the only way Joan and co. will truly see  the “fairness” light is if enough regular viewers boycott the program.

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