The Hollywood Reporter went public with their latest magazine cover Wednesday, a disturbing visual that features four “beta males” with their hands stuffed in each others pockets.
THR cover: @SiliconHBO cast and creators talk "darker side" of tech culture and T.J. Miller's messy exit https://t.co/GhvUl5mwnP pic.twitter.com/vxbOigi6iS— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 7, 2018
The linked article refers to the show Silicon Valley, a HBO show by Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge about a bunch of computer nerds who live and work in…well, Silicon Valley. From what I can gather, it's a Big Bang Theory knock-off that didn't make it as big.
Now granted, I’ve never watched the show. I’m probably not going to. Maybe it’s good, I have no idea.
But whatever commentary the Hollywood Reporter was attempting to offer on the show’s upcoming fifth season (I Googled), it got lost in the absolutely ridiculous photo they chose for their cover – a photo that, unsurprisingly, led to them getting relentlessly mocked on Twitter by a public who immediately saw the cover so further proof of the Hollywood left’s all-out war on "toxic masculinity."
Hollywood liberals no longer even trying to hide their agenda pic.twitter.com/97MKhRbTMW— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 7, 2018
I'd like to know what competition they're triumphing in. Certainly not feats of strength.— David Edward (@_David_Edward) March 7, 2018
The guy with the beard looks like he has regular conversations with his neighbor's dog.— KAIN (@TheAntiCrat) March 7, 2018
I'd laugh at this, but there's exactly NOTHING to celebrate here......— Deplorable Mikey (@mnmonger) March 7, 2018
Unless you own a lot of soy futures.
Your Beta Male starter kit is available in this issue.— TexSon (@SouthTxGent) March 7, 2018
-pink vagina hat
-gift card for a Frappuccino
-“I’m With Her” t-shirt
-Hard copy of “Asexuality & You”
-“Guns Scare Me” bumper sticker https://t.co/hBTMcSeYgW
So it's the 2018 version of this. #Doomed pic.twitter.com/YzZ33t3fG7— Arthur Fortune (@CBove1) March 7, 2018
How do we applaud without frightening them?— Gnomes are MAGIC! (@BrianLVMiller) March 7, 2018
At this rate; Switzerland will be able to kick our ass soon enough.— Маяеж (@SlavaNorsk) March 7, 2018
"Hey honey, I'm going to hang out in the basement with the guys and drink IPAs and talk about Matthew Yglesias's latest article in the Atlantic. You and Tyrone have fun on your date!"— RUSSIAN BOT #221.8b (@MasturbatinPete) March 7, 2018
Look, I'm good with shows about nerds. I liked the Big Bang Theory, back when it made sense. And I've been known to watch a Star Trek episode or two, myself.
But a quick note to Hollywood, in their grand attempt to make piles of money: women, by and large, don't like beta males.
Men don't like beta males. In fact, most beta males don't even like themselves.
And, apparently, neither does Twitter.