Orange is the New Black evokes the Charleston shooting, but fails to follow its own message
‘Doing a Charleston, South Carolina’
June 12, 2017 at 3:48PM
There is a running gag in the season five premiere of Orange is the New Black wherein several guards and inmates in the midst of a prison riot casually allude to the nation’s most high-profile mass shootings. With confusion swirling over whether a sadistic armed guard has set out on a rampage through Litchfield Penitentiary, various members of the cast reference the massacres at Columbine, Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Virginia Tech.