Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012, 4:28 pm
Spurned By Planned Parenthood, Tucker Max Throws Tantrum
Tucker Max offered to donate $500,000 to Planned Parenthood if they'd name a clinic after him. Planned Parenthood turned him down. Whereupon,
Max Max's publicist had a meltdown in the pages of Forbes.com. Jill Filipovic has an excellent point-by-point rubuttal of Max's own indignant, quasi-incoherent blog rant against the nation's oldest family planning organization.
Max is a self-described "fratirist" (fratboy humorist) whose trademark is over-the-top misogyny. Here are some quotes from his latest book, Hilarity Ensues. Lest you think I'm cherry picking, these are among the quotes he chose to showcase on his own website:
-“There is a girl lying next to me on the bed, shaking me, saying something. She is not happy. She is also not skinny. Or attractive. She may not even be human.”
-“I know this really sexy move you can do with your mouth. It’s called ‘shutting the fuck up.’”
Irin Carmon of Salon found some Tucker Max tweets about Planned Parenthood, which have since been deleted. The second one was from last month:
-“Planned Parenthood would be cooler if it was a giant flight of stairs, w/someone pushing girls down, like a water park slide #FF @PPact”
-“In South Florida. This place is awful. Shitty design, slutty whores & no culture, like a giant Planned Parenthood waiting room.”
As you might expect, Max is trying to blame Planned Parenthood for spurning him. Uptight feminist bitches too good to take his money, eh? Well, he'll show them!
Lindsay Beyerstein is an award-winning investigative journalist and In These Times staff writer who writes the blog Duly Noted. Her stories have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, Slate, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and other publications. Her photographs have been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times' City Room. She also blogs at The Hillman Blog (http://www.hillmanfoundation.org/hillmanblog), a publication of the Sidney Hillman Foundation, a non-profit that honors journalism in the public interest.