Thursday marked one year since rioters stormed Capitol Hill, a haunting moment in recent American history. Members of Congress have
Amongst the latter was Stephen Colbert and his writers, who delivered a parody of Rent‘s most famous song “Seasons of Love” — aptly titled “Abhor-Rent”.
The two minute song not only summarized the events of last year, but also offered some lines like: “727 insurrectionists arrested / Who else should be jailed / For this unsuccessful coup? / How about this unsuccessful bum?” Cue a picture of Donald Trump.
This is a relatively light-hearted take on
The song has, so far, better received than
The difference is “Abhor-Rent” isn’t self-aware or preaching, instead delineating the many forces behind the attempted coup, simply using a Rent track to do so. One YouTube commenter said, “This is heartbreaking and hilarious all at the same time”, while another wrote, “Thank you making me laugh, easing (for now) the anger, frustration and anxiety that built up while watching today’s coverage.”