FTW? Manhunt.com Owner Contributes Maximum to McCain Campaign
August 14, 2008 by Bryan
I’ll come right out and say it – I’ve never been a fan of Manhunt. Sure I’ve been in a monogamous relationship for the past three years, but even if I was single it wouldn’t be a site I’d cruise. Pun very much intended. Or maybe it’s my shared sentiment with Michael Joseph Gross’ OUT article entitled “Has Manhunt Destroyed Gay Culture?“. Manhunt simply isn’t my style. That said, it may not be your style anymore either after you read this.
Manhunt rakes in about $30 million dollars a year, or roughly $2.4 million dollars a month. Is some of that your money? If so, you may be dismayed to learn that Manhunt.com owner, Jonathan Crutchley, has contributed the maximum allowable amount ($2300) to the John McCain campaign.
I think that many readers will agree with me when I say – what the fuck? Now sure, politics are personal, but something inside me is enraged by the fact that the owner of a website that caters to what they boast as 1,000,000 gay men, has the audacity to contribute money to a candidate that is completely against equal treatment for the GLBT community.
To me, it would be like the NAACP making a contribution to David Duke.
One of the readers over at Towleroad wrote to Manhunt.com:
After one of our irate readers emailed Manhunt informing them that they had cancelled their account, he received the following email from the company:
We are always happy to hear from our members, thank you for taking the time to
express your concerns. The subject that you have brought to our attention is a personal matter and is
not representative of MANHUNT. We thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely, Team MANHUNT
Obviously, I sincerely disagree.