Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Next Week's Outrage Today: Tucker Max CTA ads

Posted By on 09.16.09 at 05:46 PM

Eric Zorn has an unconfirmed spotting of a horrendously offensive ad for Tucker Max's new movie on a CTA bus. Coincidentally, we got a letter to the editor today spotting a different, no less offensive one ("Strippers will not tolerate disrespect...HAHA, just kidding!").

I'm going to go ahead and set the over/under on "CTA pulls ads, does embarrassed public groveling" for Tuesday. That seems like sufficient time for heat to build and for the CTA to realize that ironic misogyny isn't something they should be parading around town.

Letter to the editor after the jump.

[Update: What does "Deaf girls can't hear you coming" even mean? My first thought was that it's a double entendre, because I couldn't imagine it's referring to assault. Now I'm just confused. Tucker Max: discovering levels of misogyny that I can't even comprehend.]

[Update II: Max tries his damnedest to put air quotes around his misogyny. Sometimes he forgets.]

Dear Chicago Reader,

I was appalled today at an ad on the side of a CTA bus: "Strippers will not tolerate disrespect...HAHA, just kidding!" The ad is for the new Tucker Max movie, a film that glorifies the mistreatment and sexual exploitation of women.

I am outraged that this foul message is being endorsed and publicized by my city. It is not funny—it is abusive, and it must be removed from the buses. CTA authorities should be ashamed.

Leah Pine

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