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The Boys Showrunner Admits Homelander Is Meant To Be Donald Trump

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The Boys Showrunner Admits Homelander Is Meant To Be Donald Trump

Some right-wing supporters have recently realised that The Boys have been mocking their political views - and the latest admission from showrunner Eric Kripke is sure to have them in a tizzy.

The incredible series focuses on a bunch of flawed superheroes, however the subtext underneath their characters is fairly political and very topical.

And now Kripke has admitted in a recent interview with Rolling Stone that Homelander - the diabolical, psychopathic Supe with the chilling smile - is based on Donald Trump.

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Kripke told Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt that Homelander's 'combustible mix of complete weakness and insecurity' and his 'horrible power and ambition' make a deadly combo.

"All he ever wants is to be the most powerful person he can be, even though he’s completely inadequate in his abilities to handle it. So it’s white-male victimisation and unchecked ambition.

Credit: Prime Studios
Credit: Prime Studios

"And those issues just happened to reflect the guy who, it’s just still surreal to say it, was f**king president of the United States."

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Kripke added: "[Homelander] has always been a Trump analogue for me."

The Boys showrunner went on to point out that the worse some US politicians act, the more attention they get.

"It’s a bigger issue than just Trump. The more awful public figures act, the more fans they seem to be getting," he told Rolling Stone.

"That’s a phenomenon that we wanted to explore, that Homelander is realising that he can actually show them who he really is and they’ll love him for it."

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He added: "And of course [Homelander] would feel victimised that people are angry that he dated a Nazi."

The revelation that the psychotic Homelander is based on the 45th President of the United States may come as a shock to a few people out there.

The latest season of The Boys is striking a bit of a different tune compared to the other two installations with some far-right supporters now realising that they are the butt of the joke.

Credit: Prime Studios
Credit: Prime Studios
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While some of the political satire in the series might be subtle in the past, it was glaringly obvious in episode five when Blue Hawk attacks a room full of unarmed Black people.

Reddit lit up after the episode, most notably with a thread entitled '[I] was really liking Blue Hawk until the end of his speech'.

"His speech should have been sarcastic because there is no reason to apologise for eliminating criminals," the Redditor said.

"Good stats too," the Redditor added, referring to Blue Hawk's defence that he targets Black neighbourhoods because of statistics (which don't get cited).

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Spoiler alert: these observations did not go down well, leading the Redditor to rage-delete their account.

Featured Image Credit: Prime Studios. The Photo Access/Alamy Stock Photo.

Topics: Film & TV, Entertainment, The Boys, Amazon Prime, Donald Trump

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