- Ford Vox: Those calling for boycott of "Saturday Night Live" after Julia Louis-Dreyfus' fake commercial skit showing "Heroin A.M" user are off base
- He says heroin use is an enormous problem in the United States and that SNL used satire to point out that high-functioning people are abusing opioids
- Vox: Such comedy is powerful because it's not politically correct
Ford Vox is a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine and a journalist. He is a medical analyst for NPR station WABE-FM 90.1 in Atlanta. He writes frequently for CNN Opinion. Follow him on Twitter @FordVox. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)We know Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a particular kind of biting comedy, a realistic absurdism that makes us cringe while we watch. In her HBO hit show, "Veep," the portrayal of craven politicians and cynical staffers comes with a torrential undercurrent of truth.