HBO’s True Blood, which is currently in its last season threw some twists into the Hep-V outbreak including several digs at the GOP *cough*assholes*cough* as well as a bloodbath at a fictional fundraiser for real-life Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Cruz lashed out at the show — currently in its seventh season — in Facebook and Twitter posts Tuesday, calling the episode “misogynist” and “profanity-ridden.” “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. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a “Ted Cruz fundraiser.” Cruz said in a Facebook post published Tuesday. “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…” Cruz reiterated his disdain for the depiction in a tweet Tuesday afternoon: “Then again, I guess I never had a chance w/ the vampire vote since the dead tend to vote overwhelmingly for Dems.”
Sarah Palin piggybacked on Cruz’s outrage, telling right-wing news outlet Breitbart News that she’s glad she turned down an offer to appear on the show. “The brilliant minds of ‘True Blood’ were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative women in general,” Palin said. “Their offer wasn’t presented in any negative way, perhaps to benefit from a surprise factor after the guest appearance. I turned them down anyway.”
HBO has confirmed that the show did reach out to Palin, but did not receive a response.
Palin continued, “”To producers who throw these deceitfully ‘flattering’ bones that sound fun on the surface, is it really any wonder I don’t accept your offers to participate in your shows? 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.”
“Misogynist,” huh? I don’t think that Palin or Cruz actually knows what the meaning of what the word means.
Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays the acid tongued Pam on True Blood and had the best line of the nights episode by declaring “Oh my God. I’m a Republic*nt!” replied to Palin’s faux outrage at San Diego Comic Con: “I’ve made her angry; I had fun doing it.”
You can watch the clips in question of the “misogynist and profanity-ridden episode” below.