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Miss Pop Rocks: I Do Not Weep for You, Joe Francis

Oh this one is rich. Rich, rich, rich.

Do you know who Joe Francis is? He’s the creepy jackass who has made a mint selling false empowerment to drunk college girls with low self-esteem by encouraging them to take off their tops and “go wild” for the cameras. Yeah, you know. The Girls Gone Wild guy.

Joe Francis, in Miss Pop Rock’s opinion, is a dick of the highest order. I don’t care if what he does is legal, or if the girls he films sign waivers, or that no one held a gun to the heads of those girls and forced them take off their shirts. In every magazine profile and interview Francis has ever been in, he comes off as a pompous ass who relishes in lining his pockets with the flesh of women. And the Girls Gone Wild franchise has played a huge part in creating a totally warped culture where young women and girls think flashing their tits for dudes = self-respect and feminist thinking. (Can you tell Miss Pop Rocks took women’s studies classes in college? Uh huh, she did. And she was way good at it, too.)

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Anyway, Francis is currently being held in a Nevada jail under accusation of tax fraud. But he’s currently complaining about another set of prison bars. While in the custody of the Grady County Law Enforcement Center in Oklahoma after being convicted of using underage girls in his tapes (nice!), Joe Francis claims guards denied him food and blankets and threatened to strap him naked to a chair.

Now Miss Pop Rocks is against the abuse of prisoners just as much as she is against the objectification of women. But something about this situation makes me want to laugh so hard I wet myself. Here is a man who has made a living debasing women actually complaining because he was threatened with having to sit naked in a chair for a while (and it didn’t even happen.) Oh boo hoo, Joe Francis. You have me crying for you. Big old alligator tears. If this situation doesn’t define karma, I don’t know what does.

Tee hee hee. – Jennifer Mathieu

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