After CNN published a study touting the romantic benefits of cuckolding, right-wingers had a field day amid evidence that suggests being a “cuck,” their favorite pejorative, may not be a bad thing.
After taking aim at the term “cuckservative,” a convoluted term made up by alt-righters to describe conservatives who “cuckold” themselves in favor of “the establishment,” CNN’s report noted the study, which was created in part by the famed LGBT sex columnist Dan Savage, found that 58 percent of men and a third of women profiled admitted to having cuckold fantasies.
“Savage, a far-left LGBT public figure, has previously expressed his wishes that all Republicans ‘were f*cking dead,’ wished cancer on Sarah Palin, supports citizenship for illegal immigrants, and following the 2016 Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub attempted to blame the attack on ‘toxic masculinity’ and guns instead of radical Islam,” Breitbart noted in their write-up of CNN’s cuck coverage.
It’s far from the first time the erstwhile home of ex-White House adviser Steve Bannon has written whole articles critical of the network. Most recently, they blamed CNN and its host Jake Tapper for death threats against network employees issued by a Trump-supporting 19-year-old shouting about “fake news.”
The freakout didn’t stop there, however. Fox News also picked up the study with their own roundup of conservative coverage, first noting that “Savage’s study cited by CNN is headlined, ‘The Psychology of Gay Men’s Cuckolding Fantasies,'” despite using a headline photo of a woman with two men before highlighting a quote from Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller about it.
“The idea that such a study’s findings would have implications for heterosexuals (the majority of people) is completely untenable, considering the very basic fact that homosexuals and heterosexuals have very obviously different sexual proclivities and habits,” the Caller’s Joe Simonson wrote. “Of course, that didn’t stop CNN from stating that such a practice could somehow benefit couples.”
The study, it should be noted, not only cites research on female cuckolding desires, but also points out the difference between straight and gay male iterations of the fantasy.