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The second season of The WeHoans, an online comedy public awareness campaign by the City of West Hollywood, starring drag queen Willam, comes to a close with episode four.

In this episode, we find Willam at The Abbey, claiming to have been roofied by the bartender and missing some of her personal belongings.

Security comes over and within seconds, a police woman arrives. Perhaps Willam believes the police woman is a stripper because in West Hollywood, we have sheriff deputies, not police? Regardless, watch for yourself…

So, a few people have raised concerns about this last episode and ask whether it promotes victim shaming.

Certainly, the message Willam says direct to camera in the end says that one should not blame the victim. However, the comedy itself engages in it heavily. When Drew Droege claims he couldn’t have stolen Willam’s phone because he “doesn’t have arms,” nobody questions him until he reveals that he, indeed, did have Willam’s keys.

In a City where the sheriff has been accused of implying that people who have been drinking may have contributed to being assaulted, and in a time when powerful Hollywood elites have used the “she was drunk,” defense, if you’re wondering why the City would put something like this out on their official channels, you wouldn’t be alone…