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Guys 'Motorboating' Women to Raise Money for Breast Cancer??

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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Guys 'Motorboating' Women to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Is the Worst Thing You'll See All Day (VIDEO)

by Maressa Brown

guys motorboating for breast cancer awarenessEvery year, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has a way of spawning outrageous, outlandish, ridiculous campaigns that have absolutely nothing to do with the reality of the disease. Pinkwashing is a real problem that deserves to be called out time and again. But somehow, Simple Pickup has come up with a way to trump even the most blatant examples of pinkwashing with a sick new campaign they're documenting on YouTube.

For every woman who lets a Simple Pickup rep motorboat them -- aka squeeze their breasts together, stick his face between them, and shake his head back and forth while imitating Vince Vaughn in Wedding Crashers -- they'll supposedly donate $20 to a breast cancer awareness fund. 

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present you, the lowest of the low!

These are the same guys who documented forceful motorboating of women at last year's Comic-Con, so it doesn't exactly come as a surprise, but that doesn't make it any less revolting. And in this case, it's almost even worse, because it's a complete insult to women who are living with or who have died from breast cancer. How on earth is motorboating women with healthy breasts not a complete slap in the fact to women who have had to face down difficult, disfiguring surgeries and treatments so that they could say they were in remission? 

Maybe these guys think they're doing those women a real service, because they're raising money for breast cancer awareness funds through their juvenile, dehumanizing, and desperate Tosh 2.0-ish pranks -- which they're passing off as satire (yeah, okay, nice try). But it's obvious they have no respect for the disease or anyone actually affected by it. This kind of "campaign" is the lowest of the low. And really there's nothing more to say than these ignorant dudes should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

What do you make of this?


by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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elkmomma
by Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Sounds like a cheap thrill for them to cop a feel.  I might be more understanding if they were "donating" $1,000; but $20?

cupcake_mom
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM
But really who is worse, the men doing this or the women letting some strange man grope their tits and face plant in them!? To me these women seem desperate and whoreish. Why can't they find a better way to raise money or better yet just be selfless and donate
Yoopermom
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

I would never let them do this, but out of all the sexual exploitation out there, this at least has a good cause. Plus the women aren't forced into it.  They do it by choice. And hey they've raised over 3600 so far. 

LaffItUpFzbl
by Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Uh, as long as both parties are willing, I guess. Still pretty classless. Better ways to raise money. And yeah, Pinkwashing is a real issue. 

Mommabird123
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 12:29 PM

My 15 year old son would find this infantile and offensive....  

ablox
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 1:01 PM

It's really sad but the women are more than willing to help which probably only makes it worse. O our culture today :/

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