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Abortion portrayal

BoJack Horseman (television)

Notes:

Diana, a social media manager for celebrities, discovers she is pregnant and plans to have an abortion. However, she accidentally tweets, "I'm having an abortion" on the Twitter account of her client Sextina Aquafina, a dolphin teenage pop star. When Sextina receives praise for her bravery and willingness to fight stigma (despite not actually being pregnant and not needing an abortion), she embraces the story and releases a single entitled "Brrap Brrap Pew Pew," and including lyrics like, "Get dat fetus/ kill dat fetus." The episode contrasts Sextina's faked public performance of getting an abortion with Diane's actual abortion, providing commentary on humor's contribution to the cultural dialogue around abortion.

Episodes: Brrap Brrap Pew Pew
Release date: July 22, 2016
Time setting: Fantasy present
Geographical setting: US (California)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 30-39
Genre: Comedy
Network: Netflix

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