First off, I have nothing against S.E. Cupp. In fact, I barely know who she is but I’m aware she’s a conservative political commentator and writer. I’ve seen her a few times on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and while I agree with her on almost nothing, she seems like a decent type person.
Enter Larry Flynt who isn’t a decent type person nor should we expect him to be. Flynt, the publisher of Hustler, decided to be “funny” and photoshopped a picture of Cupp looking like she’s having oral sex. I don’t need to see the photo to know it’s sick and disgusting.
Speaking of sick and disgusting, there are people like this on both sides of the political aisle. Flynt is liberal and it depresses me he’s on my political side. We even share the same first name, but on the other side of the coin, I’m proud to say my first name isn’t Rush as in Rush Limbaugh. Having said that, on this photoshopped picture of Cupp, both liberals and conservatives are outraged as the way they should be.
I felt sorry for Cupp who went on The View shortly after the photo came out saying “This photo will be out there forever.”
What Cupp is saying is true and I feel bad for her but in a strange way should she be thanking Larry Flynt for his “satire?”
Let’s be honest. Cupp isn’t all that well known, but her profile in the media has just been raised. Cupp, who has written two books, will no doubt see her book sales go up. She’ll be invited to appear more on FOX television shows and since the photo has come out, she’s appeared on MSNBC.
Cupp will get more followers on Twitter and despite the fact that her website looks deserted—no new postings since December of last year—I’m sure it’s currently getting a lot of traffic.
Maybe it’s true there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Still, if I were Cupp, I wouldn’t be sending Larry Flynt a thank you note anytime soon.
(Photo from Cupp’s website)