So Caucasian … Joanne the Scammer Is Getting Her Own Show

Internet personality Joanne the Scammer attends the sixth annual Streamy Awards on Oct. 4, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions)
Internet personality Joanne the Scammer attends the sixth annual Streamy Awards on Oct. 4, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions)

The subject of our favorite Instagram videos and memes, Joanne the Scammer, portrayed by Branden Miller, is slated to bring her messy-bitchness to TV, courtesy of producers Super Deluxe and Chelsea Peretti, wife of Jordan Peele.

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Shadow and Act reports that Parks and Recreation writer and actor Joe Mande is also on board to write.

Though there is no network home yet, Miller dropped hints about the content of the show in a podcast earlier this summer: “All I know is we start off with her being married to this rich, white older guy ... or maybe he’s not even older. And he drops her, so she’s trying to get to that place again of being Caucasian—whatever she thinks that is. Instagram gives you one minute of that, the show will give you the whole storyline.”

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Miller—who was adopted and raised to think he was Caucasian—can prolly relate.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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God, no. I don’t want to see this. I don’t find his schtick funny. I think he’s nuts and/or blind if he ever truly believed he was white—unless he never saw a mirror. Also, his Joanne character says the n-word, does she not? While saying she is a mixed-race Mexican or something? I don’t think any of it is cute.