Esquire Tries Lighthearted Approach to Alleged DSK Rape, Fails

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Yikes. Photo: via Jezebel

Hey, look, Esquire has tweeted one of the most insensitive things ever! Wow. That is really awful.

What makes it even worse is that they can't even blame it on the fast and frenzied world of Twitter, where people often tweet jokes/penis photos they immediately regret. That's because the tweet links to an article on blowjobs that contained a whole classless introduction, referencing the alleged rape of maid, Nafissatou Diallo. Someone took the time to write this out, and maybe even have it edited by one or more people:


We don't mean to be indelicate, but, well, this whole thing has gotten a little indelicate, hasn't it? In the latest Newsweek, the maid who was allegedly raped by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn gives a very graphic account of their time together, including some very indecent oral sex. And whomever you believe, that's a tragedy. Because as we've learned over the years from our sex expert, a blowjob need not be degrading or hurtful, for either party.

Yes, the real tragedy is that DSK and/or Diallo were unaware of Esquire's blowjob tips. How has everyone else missed this component of the scandal?

It didn't take long for Esquire to erase the offending passage (without any acknowledgment that it ever existed, of course) and to delete the offending tweet. In fact, they went so far as to apologize, or whatever this is:



"Sorry if you were offended," by the way, is what people say when they don't think they did anything wrong.

Esquire Sees Erotic Opportunity in DSK Rape Narrative [Gawker]