Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted HBO’s “misogynist and profanity-ridden” True Blood episode that demeaned “Republi-cu*nt” women and depicted a bloodbath at a Cruz fundraiser at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
“Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday. “Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a ‘Ted Cruz fundraiser.'”
He continued, “Well, I’m sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends….”
In the same episode that aired Sunday evening, one of the lead characters dressed up as a Southern Republican in order to crash the “Cruz fundraiser” and said in horror while looking at herself in the mirror, “Oh My God, I’m a Republi-c*nt!”
And as Breitbart News reported, True Blood‘s producers may have tried to snooker former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for a role on the episode. Palin blasted the “brazen” producers after learning about Sunday’s episode.
“Is it really any wonder I don’t accept your offers to participate in your shows?” she said. “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.”
Palin and Cruz are two of the most influential and important conservative voices in the nation, and they also make it more difficult for liberals to reflexively paint conservatives and Republicans as sexist or racist. And that is why Hollywood continues to take shots at both of them.