How unhinged are some media outlets in responding to the election of Donald Trump? Rolling Stone's website on Friday promoted “professional cuddling” as a reaction to those struggling to “cope.” Writer Allie Voipe highlighted this presumably blue state response: “Since November – and the election of Donald Trump – professional cuddling services have seen a spike in client interest.”
According to Adam Lippin, the CEO of Cuddlist, “The holiday season was the first time that since Trump won the election that a lot of people were seeing their family.” Apparently those who take part in these organized hugging sessions must be told to keep it appropriate:
"This is a G-rated event," says one organizer. "Touch stays outside the bikini area."
The magazine's Twitter profile touted:
Voipe wondered why professional hugging is so needed in the Trump era?
But what makes the organized effort of being held, a service that comes with a cost (Cuddlist sessions go for $80 an hour), something that aids in relieving the fear and discomfort that has come with Trump's presidency?
Apparently, anti-Trump cuddling is a response to abusers... people like the President:
A significant number of those seeking professional cuddling services have experienced abuse, and some see in Trump qualities that remind them of past trauma.
Conservatives reacted to Barack Obama’s election a different way. Gun sales grew 158 percent since the Second Amendment opponent took office.