'True Blood' Actress: It Was 'Sweet' Mocking Sarah Palin, 'Republi-c*unts'
A week after HBO's True Blood's "Republi-c*nt" episode, the actress who uttered that derisive word said she enjoyed mocking conservatives and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
When actress Kristin Bauer van Straten was asked about the episode--which also featured a Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fundraiser that turned into a bloodbath--at this weekend's Comic-Con convention, she said it was "pretty sweet" to mock and anger conservative women.
“Yeah, you know, being an animal rights person, when I first knew of her, she was just the wolf-killer lady from Alaska. So it’s pretty sweet, many many years later that I’ve made her angry, apparently," the actress said, according to a Newsbusters transcript. "I did have fun doing it.”
In the episode, Bauer van Straten's character, Pam De Beaufort, looks in the mirror at herself dressed up as a Southern Republican woman and says, "Oh my God, I'm a Republi-c*nt."
True Blood's producers may have wanted Palin to have a cameo role on that episode to explicitly humiliate her.
After the episode aired, Palin told Breitbart News that she rejected requests from the show's producers for a cameo spot this season. And Bauer van Straten's remarks make it seem like the show's producers would not treated Palin with respect had she foolhardily accepted.
"The brilliant minds of 'True Blood' were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative women in general," Palin told Breitbart News. "Their offer wasn’t presented in any negative way, perhaps to benefit from a surprise factor after the guest appearance. I turned them down anyway."
Palin also said she thought to herself after hearing about the episode,"'True Blood' or true gall?" And Palin did not hold back on hypocritical Hollywood liberals and their phony "war on women" rhetoric.
"To producers who throw these deceitfully 'flattering' bones that sound fun on the surface, is it really any wonder I don't accept your offers to participate in your shows?" Palin told Breitbart News. "Nice try HBO. I’d put any mama grizzly in America against a vampire any day; for only one of them actually exists. The left wants to talk about a 'war on women'? Keep engaging in your misogynist attacks on women you disagree with and we’ll see who wins your self-inflicted war in the court of decent public opinion."