Cenk Uygur, the host of the Young Turks YouTube show, is under fire for comments he made degrading women and calling them genetically “flawed.” Uygur has since issued an apology to anyone who was offended by reading his old posts, claiming he was a conservative when he wrote them.
In various blog posts brought to light by TheWrap, Uygur shared his views on women (warning: vulgar language throughout post).
In one post, while describing his struggles to find sex in Miami, Uygur wrote:
There are two problems, which I will get into greater detail on later. But for now, suffice it to say, they are: 1. Too many semi-professional whores in Miami. 2. The genes that God gave women.
2. Obviously, the genes of women are flawed. They are poorly designed creatures who do not want to have sex nearly as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully.
In another post, Uygur unveiled his rules for dating, which involved a timeline to have sex:
Rule 1: There must be some serious making out by the third date.
If I haven't felt your tits by then, things are not about to last much longer. In fact, if you don't get back on track by the fourth date, you're done.
Rule 2: There must be orgasm by the fifth date.
No, ands, ifs, or buts. If I haven't unloaded by this time, things are intolerably slow. There will be no sixth date to give you a second chance. If you haven't delivered by now, you're done.
Rule 3: There must be sex by the second month of dating.
There are a lot of allowable exceptions to this rule, but they all involve orgasms. I'll let you slide if for unseen circumstances we haven't gotten to see each other much, and you have been providing me with some excellent orgasms in the meanwhile.
Uygur also wrote a piece calling a woman an “old bitch” for talking about the depravity in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. He said he loves Mardi Gras because of the number of women he was able to kiss and grope while drunk:
When is the point when you forget how fun a drunk orgy can be? I had one of the best nights of my life at Mardi Gras. I kissed over 23 different women, saw and felt countless breasts, and was in a wonderful drunken stupor thanks to my friend John Daniels. It was the best buzz of my existence. And this bitch wants to take it away from me because she wants to stuff some marshmallows up her butt? When did she forget that you are supposed to live life, not just watch it go by like a pretty parade you’re not in.
Uygur told TheWrap, “The stuff I wrote back then was really insensitive and ignorant.”
“If you read that today, what I wrote 18 years ago, and you’re offended by it, you’re 100 percent right. And anyone who is subjected to that material, I apologize to. And I deeply regret having written that stuff when I was a different guy,” he explained.
Uygur also said that at the time, he was a conservative.
“If someone said that today, I would heavily criticize them on the show and rightfully so, and I have. I’ve criticized myself over the years,” he explained to TheWrap. “I had not yet matured and I was still a conservative who thought that stuff was politically incorrect and edgy. When you read it now, it looks really, honestly, ugly. And it’s very uncomfortable to read.”
Uygur was seemingly in his 30s when those blog posts were written.
In a video statement, Uygur also claimed the posts were old and apologized for those who might have been offended:
Despite claiming that the videos are old news and are nearly two decades old, Uygur has more recent posts objectifying women:
The improbable breasts in Miami are only matched by the improbable butts. This place makes LA look real. #Miami— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) June 28, 2013
Just when I think Miami is all done, it pulls me back in. The women on this island are outrageously, almost unacceptably, hot. #Miami— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) June 30, 2013
He also has a video, from 2016, where he discusses the “rule about checking out women”:
As a result of these posts coming to light, the Justice Democrats have called for Uygur’s resignation, along with David Koller:
We are deeply disturbed by recent news regarding @cenkuygur & David Koller. Their language and conduct is horrifying and does not reflect our values at Justice Democrats. We would be hypocrites to not act immediately and ask for their resignation. Here is our official statement: pic.twitter.com/WYqawLtuGo— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) December 22, 2017
While Uygur references the controversy on the Young Turks YouTube page, he has stayed silent on it on his personal social media account. The Young Turks have continued publishing videos as usual.
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