Dan Savage tries to break the Internet again with #Duggary hashtag campaign

It worked with "Santorum," so why not give it a shot?

By Scott Eric Kaufman
Published May 28, 2015 2:52PM (EDT)
Dan Savage      (AP/Elaine Thompson)
Dan Savage (AP/Elaine Thompson)

In 2003, sex-columnist Dan Savage successfully campaigned to transform conservative Senator Rick Santorum's surname into a profoundly profane word, and on Twitter Tuesday, he decided to try his luck again:

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Some tried to appeal to Savage's former success:

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But most targeted the family's brazen hypocrisy:

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It's also worth noting, of course, that:

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Savage himself declared the winner to be:

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(H/T Huffington Post)


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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