The Gilmore Girls are known for their abundant pop culture references, many of which reference current events. Case in point? For their recent Netflix revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, our favorite fast-talking ladies and their friends seamlessly dropped references to Game of Thrones, Marie Kondo, Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and man buns, showing that in the decade since we’ve seen them last, they’ve kept up with the culture in real time.
So it’s only imperative that Lorelai, Rory, and the quirky cronies of Stars Hollow would be not only influenced, but very much invested in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election (die-hard fans of the show will remember that when Rory graduated college, she left to become a reporter covering Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.)
In an interview with Vulture, Gilmore Girls husband-wife wonder team of creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino discussed whether or not the residents of Stars Hollow would have voted for president-elect Donald Trump.
Daniel Palladino posited that Stars Hollow “probably voted for Trump” because it was a part of “rural America,” while Amy Sherman-Palladino said that could not happen in Stars Hollow.
“No, no, no, no, no. There is no evilness in Stars Hollow,” she said. “Do not put that out there, I do not accept that. Absolutely not.”
Read the full interview at Vulture.