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Fellatio Photoshop of conservative pundit sparks outrage

7:20 pm - 05/24/2012
Hustler magazine is coming under fire for Photoshopping a picture of a U.S. conservative commentator to make it look like she's performing oral sex.

The image of S.E. Cupp - a contributor to Glenn Beck's online TV station GBTV - appears under the headline "Celebrity fantasy" with the caption: "What would S.E. Cupp look like with a d--- in her mouth?"

"S.E. Cupp is a lovely young lady who read too much Ayn Rand in high school and ended up joining the dark side. Cupp, an author and media commentator who often shows up on Fox News programs, is undeniably cute," reads the accompanying text. "But her hotness is diminished when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood. Perhaps the method pictured here is Ms. Cupp's suggestion for avoiding an unwanted pregnancy."

The image has conservative women crying foul. Michelle Malkin wrote that this is typical of attacks on right-wing women from the left, many of which are sexualizing and dehumanizing.

"Conservative women are waging the counter-offensives against leftist degradation for themselves that no one else will wage. Whether it's Palin or Ann Romney or Nikki Haley or S.E. Cupp or a local grass-roots activist mom, right-wing sisters are pushing back," she said.

Speaking with Beck about the picture, Cupp said: "It's just embarrassing because it will be out there forever. The fact that I work really hard, and I'm an Ivy League-educated young woman with a pretty good job doesn't matter when you look at a photo like this."

But Hustler is defending the page as "satire."

"I'm able to publish this because of the Supreme Court case I won in 1984, Flynt v. Falwell," publisher Harry Flynt said in a reference to a ruling that free speech rights prohibit public figures from suing over emotional distress intentionally inflicted upon them.

The case centred around televangelist Jerry Falwell, who sued Hustler over a parody ad that depicted him having sex with his mother in an outhouse.

spiffynamehere 25th-May-2012 04:16 am (UTC)
"if they don't want to be sexualized, they shouldn't be working for fox news, or they should be wearing pants tbh"


You should really rethink that sentence.
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 04:32 am (UTC)
ugh i know what you mean but im talking about in a professional setting

i saw a video before of a compilation of the female newscasters they have, in their setting with the guys, it was some feminism video but i can't seem to find it now. the way they were portrayed/carried themselves came off as very sexy and not much else, which is completely unprofessional and if you're being like that at work you can't expect people to take you seriously/ treat you professionally

and tbh its a porn mag what do these ladies expect? decency and realism? they're going after octo mom too.

personally, i think its just part of being in the public eye, people will talk shit about you, people will draw porn about you, people will make comics too

spiffynamehere 25th-May-2012 04:36 am (UTC)

You do realize that people can use that to excuse objectifying literally anyone, right? Being ~*~sexy and unprofessional~*~ (what does that even mean?) is in the eye of the beholder.

And they expect not to be in a porn mag, seeing as how that is not their profession.
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 05:06 am (UTC)

people do objectify anyone, that is my point. it may not be right, but it happens. if its someone who doesn't do anything to really provoke that then i feel bad for them but at the same time if they are like "I'm soo sexy I have to wear sexy clothes everywhere I go look at meeeeee" - on national television at that, I don't feel bad when someone photoshops their head onto a porn star

thevelvetsun 25th-May-2012 05:12 am (UTC)
So if someone thinks YOU'RE dressing too "slutty" they can photoshop your face sucking a dick and you'd be fine with it? Everyone has different standards. Seeing as how the FCC hasn't fined these news programs, I'm pretty sure they're dressing appropriately.
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
I'm not saying I would be fine with it, but if I were a newscaster I wouldn't be surprised tbh. There are a TON of photoshopped celebrities to look like porn.

i dont find their level of skin showing wrong for tv, just i feel fox news is wrong for the most part and i hate them. i dont like women showing their bods like that in that setting cause they're right wing misogynists so that makes me feel sick kindof. liek they're there only for that purpose. also, for a news program, i prefer less sexy distraction, news is serious business imo
hinoema 25th-May-2012 06:45 am (UTC)
Do you think the newscasters get to decide what they wear or how they look?
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 11:33 am (UTC)
don't they dress themselves?
ebay313 25th-May-2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
The victim blaming in your comments is really incredibly disgusting. Sexualized embarrassment aimed at women because of how they dress at work is not ok.
spiffynamehere 25th-May-2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Just stop talking.
koshkabegemot 26th-May-2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
You're a horrible person and you should feel horrible.
lillyangel 25th-May-2012 04:39 am (UTC)
This comment is gross and you should feel bad about it.
celtic_thistle 25th-May-2012 05:52 am (UTC)
Yeah no, not cool.
kitschaster 25th-May-2012 06:56 am (UTC)
Considering my last convo with this poster and her egregious fat-shaming, I knew she'd come back around to finish showing her ass. Congrats.

Disgusting comment is disgusting.
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
o its the psychic wing of the pc police, who tells me what I'm really thinking when i interpret a comic differently than she does
kitschaster 25th-May-2012 01:23 pm (UTC)

Enjoy your dogpile for your massive fail in victim-blaming, slut-shaming and perpetuation of rape culture. When I saw you being fatphobic in that other post, I knew you wouldn't disappoint.
atheistkathleen 25th-May-2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
farchivist 26th-May-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
No, you're not being told what you think. What you're saying is slut-shaming, whether you intend it to be so or not. And from your history? You know that to be true.
atheistkathleen 26th-May-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
im referring to what she was referring to, another post where she thinks i was fat-shaming, which i wasn't

ebay313 25th-May-2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
do you have a link to the fat-shaming stuff?
kitschaster 26th-May-2012 07:32 am (UTC)

I hope she lurks more and gets it together after yet another dogpile.
ljtaylor 25th-May-2012 11:35 am (UTC)
Look, if I were a journalist I'd try not to write for the Daily Mail because I know it's misogynist, but the economy right now is such that maybe I would HAVE to.

When women are being treated like meat the fault lies with the people dishing out that treatment.
hammersxstrings 25th-May-2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
bahaha i'm happy i'm not the only one who's first reaction was, um EXCUSE ME? i work in a professional setting, and I LIKE dresses and skirts, cause they're honestly more comfortable. saying to be taken seriously I should wear pants is HUGELY sexist
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