An explicit image of S.E. Cupp, conservative commentator, author of "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity," GBTV host and New York Daily News columnist, was reportedly published in Hustler magazine.
The Blaze reported Wednesday that a fake photo of S.E. Cupp, doctored to make it appear as if Cupp had a penis in her mouth, was published in the raunchy men's magazine. The photo appears next to the headline "Celebrity Fantasy" with the caption "What Would S.E. Cupp Look Like With A D--- In Her Mouth?"
The blurb beneath this reads: "S.E. Cupp is a lovely young lady who read too much Ayn Rand in high school and ended up joining the dark side. Cupp, an author and media commentator who often shows up on Fox News programs, is undeniably cute. But her hotness is diminished when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood. Perhaps the method pictured here is Ms. Cupp's suggestion for avoiding an unwanted pregnancy."
A disclaimer revealing the illegitimacy of the photo follows: "No such picture of S.E. Cupp actually exists. This composite fantasy is altered from the original for our imagination, does not depict reality, and is not to be taken seriously for any purpose."
The Blaze posted the photo on its website. Hustler magazine had not immediately returned phone calls made by The Blaze seeking confirmation of the image.
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The Blaze reported that a copy of the image was sent to the National Organization for Women. The Blaze could not report whether NOW would speak out against the explicit photo as of the time the article was published.
"Are there a shortage of young women these days willing to 'model' for Hustler that they have to Photoshop conservative pundits? If so, perhaps Cupp's philosophy is winning the day and there is hope for the future," asked Mediaite's Noah Rothman.
The Blaze featured an opinion column by Meredith Jessup on the issue of the S.E. Cupp Hustler photo and the overall "war on conservative women."
"I, for one, am (sadly) not surprised. The idea that misguided conservative women need to be "cured" by sex with men is appalling, but nothing new," wrote Jessup. "The left's misogynistic war on conservative women has been raging for years. I'm very sad to see that S.E. has been victimized in this way, but she joins good company among conservative women who have been unjustly & disrespectfully targeted by the liberal media in this way."
UPDATE: At 1 p.m. EST S.E. Cupp tweeted a link to The Blaze's original article, with her statement added to it. Cupp, who is both "horrified and disgusted" by the photo, acknowledged that other conservative females have had to deal with misogyny, like Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin, but added that she has never seen anything "this disturbing and graphic."
"It's uncomfortable. I'm not in this business to talk about myself, I'm not in this business to talk about my character," she said. "I'd much rather be talking about Obama's economic record or his foreign policy than myself and having to defend myself against [this photo]," she told The Blaze.
"You have to wonder if they had done this to someone like Nancy Pelosi or Michelle Obama, would that stand, would no one make a stink about it? I have to think they would... They have uncomplicated this belief system that my political views, my being pro-life, my political views make this kind of behavior OK. It justifies it and I essentially deserve it. That is honesty and I have never seen it before.," Cupp said Wednesday.
Cupp balked at the chance that any feminist organizations will come to her defense. "The National Organization for Women, NOW, will not come out and say liberal women deserve more respect than conservative women and we are not going to defend conservative women. They're not going to admit to that but let me tell you that is exactly how they feel."
She believes that "clearly by anyone's standards this is worse" than Rush Limbaugh's having called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a "slut," which resulted in national outrage.
"The outrage of Sandra Fluke will not be matched on my side," Cupp told The Blaze. "It seems that feminism has devolved into an institution that has picked losers and winners and has decided that some women qualify for respect and other women do not."
Cupp also responded to tweets from women condemning Hustler's actions, thanking them for their support.
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