Monday, April 25, 2016
A to Z of Grave New World 2016: U is for Uncle Robin
Robin Leach enjoyed great fame and success as a vampire while hosting Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and made numerous contacts within both political parties during the show's run.
In 1997, several versions of an Inhuman registration law were being proposed in Congress. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-NY) convinced Robin to begin speaking out in favor of registration for the safety of Inhumans themselves.
The public backlash not only derailed the legislation being put together but essentially destroyed Leach's public opinion. And by early 1993, the term "Uncle Robin" had been coined to describe an Inhuman who was believed subservient to humans.