Some images reinforce our hatreds (small or large). Such photographs are difficult to resist. This can be political, racist, misogynist, or any number of other damaging prejudices. On the other hand, who doesn’t hate parking enforcement officers?
“London parking police just don’t care”—they’ll tow a hearse even as the coffin is carried from church. The photo is given as dead-certain evidence. Social media buried the post in an avalanche of comment: “It’s all about money for them.” “That’s absolutely disgusting.” “You told me it was savage up there… but holy shit that’s next level.” “Them police have zero chill.” “Zero Fucks Given.”
The tightly cropped photograph leaves a television camera crew out of frame at left. The image was made during the filming of the short-lived BBC sitcom “Rev.” The program features the comedic misadventures of a rural Anglican vicar moved to a rough-and-tumble inner city church in East London. The hearse-towing photo invited unbelievers. “This is of a movie you can see the fluffy mic in the air.” Others offered counter argument: “Could just be someone famous/notorious’s funeral and the news crew is out?”