The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, a progressive left-winger, has been forced to apologize for a number of misogynist posts published on his website in the early 2000s, reports TheWrap.
Most troubling, is a 2004 post, published on the now-defunct YoungTurk.com, by Uyger’s current business partner, David Koller. According to the TheWrap, Koller describes an encounter both men had with three “whores in training” aged 14-16.
“In one small Pennsylvania town we stopped for gas, and while Cenk filled up I went to talk to these three girls who were walking down the road nearby. Turns out they were three teenage girls, whores in training, literally looking for boys to pick them up,” Koller wrote. “They were around 14-16 and in a few more years will be pretty damn good looking.”
TheWrap says Koller refused to comment on the incident. “I don’t want to talk about any of that stuff. Thank you for calling,” he said before hanging up.
Among other disturbing opinions, Uyger himself is responsible for describing women as genetically “flawed” because they don’t want to have more sex.
“It seems like there is a sea of tits here, and I am drinking in tiny droplets. I want to dive into the whole god damn ocean,” he wrote in 2000. “Obviously, the genes of women are flawed. They are poorly designed creatures who do not want to have sex nearly as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully.”
In a separate post, Uyger wrote that he is “done” dating any woman if “I haven’t felt your tits” by the third date.
“Women, ignore these at your peril,” he warned. “Rule 1: There must be some serious making out by the third date. If I haven’t felt your tits by then, things are not about to last much longer. In fact, if you don’t get back on track by the fourth date, you’re done. Rule 2: There must be orgasm by the fifth date.”
In 2003, Uyger bragged about kissing “over 23 different women” and the “countless breasts” he felt during Mardi Gras. He told TheWrap that it was all consensual.
“I had one of the best nights of my life at Mardi Gras. I kissed over 23 different women, saw and felt countless breasts, and was in a wonderful drunken stupor thanks to my friend John Daniels,” he bragged.
Apparently, “John Daniels” is Uyger’s nickname for the whiskey Jack Daniels.
On top of apologizing, Uyger also claimed that he wrote these posts while he was still a conservative. “I had not yet matured and I was still a conservative who thought that stuff was politically incorrect and edgy,” he explained.
But Uyger’s political views moved to the left in the early 2000s, and as recently as 2013, Uyger has used his verified Twitter account to objectify and ogle the “improbable breasts” and “butts” on the women in Miami.
The improbable breasts in Miami are only matched by the improbable butts. This place makes LA look real. #Miami
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) June 28, 2013
Just when I think Miami is all done, it pulls me back in. The women on this island are outrageously, almost unacceptably, hot. #Miami
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) June 30, 2013
Moreover, one former Young Turks employee who spoke with TheWrap, said that the way Uyger talks about women to this day makes his female staffers uncomfortable.
“Cenk is just a knucklehead. He’s a boy. He talks about women the way I talked when I was 13,” he told TheWrap. “He’s obsessed with body count — basically how many people you f—ed. This is an important number to him.”