The softcore pornographic magazine Hustler is coming under heavy criticism today for running an offensive, graphic image portraying a conservative pro-life female columnist engaging in a sexual act because she dares oppose funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp is the subject a photoshopped attack image under the headline “celebrity fantasy.” Hustler condemns Cupp for opposing forcing taxpayers to finance America’s largest abortion business with the tag “What Would SE Cupp look like with a —- 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. 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 magazine says.
The magazine disclaimers the image this way: “No such picture of S.E. Cupp actually exists. This composite fantasy is altered from the original for our imagination, does not depict reality, and is not to be taken seriously for any purpose.”
Responding to the controversy, Cupp told conservative radio talk show host Glenn Beck she can’t get the magazine to undo the damage it has done.
“It will be out there forever,” said Cupp. “The fact that I work very hard and I’m an ivy league educated woman with a pretty good job doesn’t matter when you look at a photo like this.”
Cupp also said she would be surprised to ever see abortion advocates like Nancy Pelosi or Michelle Obama portrayed in such a way.
“Thank you, everyone. I really appreciate the support,” Cupp tweeted in response to a groundswell of support from conservatives.
Even liberal activists felt the Hustler attack went too far — with frequent talk show participant Kirsten Powers tweeting , “It should go without saying that Hustler is a disgusting mag run by disgusting people and their photoshopping of SE Cupp is, yes, disgusting.”
Still, Hustler defended the attack:
Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt told The Daily Caller Wednesday that he had a right to publish a fake image of conservative commentator S.E. Cupp engaging in a sex act.
“That’s satire,” Flynt explained in a Wednesday email to TheDC.
Planned Parenthood tweeted against the attack, saying, “Sexist attacks made against women like @SandraFluke and recently @secupp are disgraceful and cannot be tolerated.” The tweet came under fire from those suggesting it didn’t really condemn the attack but tried to equate it to Fluke’s campaign to force taxapayers to fund birth control and abortion-causing drugs.
Leading pro-abortion groups NARAL and NOW have yet to say anything.