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USA Shows Outstandingly Poor Taste During SVU Marathon

The network decided to call its marathon of Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit the "Special Vixens Unit," while airing a block of episodes on March 22nd.

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This Sunday, the USA Network aired a marathon of episodes of Law and Order: SVU, which specifically featured Detective Olivia Benson, played by Mariska Hargitay, as an undercover agent.

You know, since she can't be sexy just being an intelligent detective.

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You know what's not sexy, USA? Belittling a term like "victims," and twisting it to attract viewers that they might catch a glimpse of the beautiful Hargitay role playing as a hooker.

Replacing a word in an acronym may seem like a small thing, but when you do it in a way that's so distasteful it needs to be noticed. Placing the focus of a marathon on whether a character will appear more scantily clad instead of the content of the show is outrageous. The network should be ashamed.

Detective Benson has come a long way and she wouldn't have time for your foul attempt at playful humor. She's a strong woman who overcame intense personal obstacles to help those who find themselves in similar situations.

She could, and should, kick your ass.

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