Welcome to the February 25, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: “Playboy” may find itself in hot water over their Terry Richardson issue.
Heralded for over five decades for its realistic depictions of female bodies, the men's “lifestyle” mag inspired some condemnation last summer when it was revealed that it hired accused sexual assaulter/photographer Terry Richardson to spearhead its February issue. As the issue prepares to hit stands (NSFW), a number of tweeters are taking issue with “Playboy's” decision to showcase Richardson's work:
brb, just threw up in my mouth after looking at the pix from THE ISSUE OF PLAYBOY SHOT ENTIRELY BY TERRY RICHARDSON http://t.co/s2ymrgWmw0
– meg clark ??•?•?? (@MC1RK) February 25, 2015
apparently, @playboy didn't get the memo that hiring terry richardson makes you the official worst.
– sara zucker (@sbz) February 25, 2015
there's seriously an entire issue of Playboy shot by Terry Richardson. seriously. wonder how many Playmates he molested in the process.
– Jamie Righetti (@JamieRighetti) February 25, 2015
– Dame (@illaim) February 25, 2015
None of which will stop “Elle Du Jour” from buying the damn thing:
I know that he's a dick but I want the Terry Richardson edition of Playboy soooo badly
– ELLE DU JOUR (@ellenrosemariex) February 25, 2015
Look, we want what we want.
Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.