Sketch group Riot Act perfectly mocks the inane concepts of social media outrage campaigns and superficial diversity quotas in a new video aptly titled “Diversity Firing.”
Written by Adam Yenser, a writer for “The Ellen Show,” and directed by Daily Wire writer Paul Bois, the sketch showcases a (barely) exaggerated illustration of a Woke human resources representative attempting to cure a company’s “white male” problem.
The sketch starts outside the headquarters of Blue Sky, Inc, where a protest has gathered over a viral photo of the company’s all-white, all-male marketing team. Beside himself over the outrage, CEO Lester Phillips, played by Yenser, meets with an HR rep, played by Bois.
Rocking a “The Future is Female” t-shirt, the HR rep. recommends Phillips fire employees who’ve committed severe microaggressions, such as calling an “adjustable non-conforming metallic twister” a “monkey wrench.”
After Philips cans the entire white, male marketing team and the first micro-aggressor, it’s fittingly not enough for the HR rep. The rep threatens Phillips with “just” social media outrage campaigns if the CEO refuses to tackle Blue Sky, Inc’s “festering cesspool of insensitive privilege.”
The absurd cycle continues until just about every employee is fired for their transgressions against some other protected class. Even Phillips is not safe; he’s told to “fire” himself to save the company. To take his place, the CEO taps a “gender fluid” employee.
This should appease the Woke HR rep, right? Of course not. The gender fluid employee sometimes identifies as male. And Phillip can’t hand over a coup like that to The Patriarchy every Thursday and Friday.