On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded to last Sunday’s episode of HBO’s True Blood—the one in which foul-mouthed vampires and assault weapon-blasting yakuza thugs invade a Ted Cruz fundraiser thrown at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Bloody mayhem, naturally, ensued.
The senator from Texas was not impressed. From his Facebook page:
Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO's True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a "Ted Cruz fundraiser."
Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends....
To be fair, True Blood has indeed maintained a politically liberal—and pro-LGBT—streak over the years.
Cruz’s message appeared to indicate that what irked him most about the episode was the use of the term “Republicunt” by one of the main characters. The Republican senator has previously lashed out at liberal Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein for “hypocrisy” on gun rights. As for products of popular culture that don’t anger Ted Cruz, his favorite movie is The Princess Bride and he enjoys quoting Toby Keith while slamming Obamacare.
A representative for Craig Chester (who wrote the True Blood episode) did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the senator’s thoughts.