Gawker: Urban Outfitters Carries Bestiality Book

Is Rick Santorum mixed up in this somehow?

We don’t blame Gawker for making fun and drawing attention to Philly-based Urban Outfitters and a book it’s selling, rather graphically depicting beastiality.

In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone fucking an actual pig before in my life, or being fucked by a pig, as the case may be. Certainly not a three-way. Not until today, when I went to Urban Outfitter’s website to browse through the books section anyway.

Anyone who’s familiar with the work of photographer and writer Paul Kwiatkowski, whose And Every Day Was Overcast is a sordid visual-textual novel about growing up in South Florida – drugs, poverty, violence, sex, pig sex, I guess? – certainly has to have a tolerance for the shocking, but this is probably a little bit edgier than the company is aiming for.

But this seems like a bit of a somersault to perform:

You may recall that during the last presidential election, there were stories circulating about how Urban Outfitters’ conservative CEO, Richard Hayne, had donated to numerous right wing candidates in the past, including Rick “man-on-dog” Santorum. Looks like Santorum’s warnings that legalizing gay marriage would lead to the mainstreaming of bestiality have finally arrived. At his friend’s store.

Santorum is a silly and, often, small-spirited man. But he is apparently sincere in his small-spiritedness. Any evidence for the idea that Santorum secretly endorses pig-on-woman sex while decrying homosexuality in public? Guilt by association generally sucks, even when it’s used against somebody with awful opinions. Even it it’s Rick Santorum.

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    Lena Dunham = Pig Sex