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Friday January 15th

Don’t bother with Max: New Tucker Max movie is abhorrent

The last thing our society needs is any more glorification of sexual violence, the objectification of women and rape culture. Unfortunately, Tucker Max’s new movie does nothing but reinforce these attitudes.

Tucker is the blogger-turned-author responsible for the best-selling book “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,” now adapted as a film.

The self-proclaimed “asshole” built his career writing and blogging about toilet humor, sexual conquests, drunken debauchery and degrading the handicapped.

So do yourself a favor — don’t waste your money on this movie. He doesn’t need the ego boost.

If the fact that he graduated from the Duke University School of Law doesn’t deter you from seeing the movie — consider that he spent most of his time in Chapel Hill perusing Franklin Street for UNC women.

Tucker and his sidekicks have traveled across the country to meet fans, answer questions and preview the movie to small audiences.

A recent screening of the movie at N.C. State University sparked protest and much controversy.

But don’t think radical feminists are the only ones concerned about the degrading and despicable content in his film and memoir. All women and men should also be upset about the issues raised in this film.

Tucker manages to call women every synonym for prostitute he can think of, and he even goes as far as to claim “fat girls aren’t real people.”

These sentiments only reinforce his poor morals and degrading attitude toward women.

Max’s stories succeed in orchestrating sexual conquests that are increasingly outrageous, drunk, dubiously legal, painful, objectifying and embarrassing to his sex partners.

He intentionally pushes the line of consent — getting drunker, getting the woman drunker. He has even abandoned a partner on the street and hid a friend in his closet to film him having sex.

Ending the sexual objectification of women and eradicating rape culture is essential, and we can all contribute by boycotting Tucker Max.

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