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How the Alt-Right Made ‘Cuck’ the Word of the Year

On November 11, Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani, stars of the hit HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, were approached at a Los Angeles bar by two young white men — self-proclaimed fans—who called the actors “cucks.” What does it even mean to be a cuck in 2016? MEL staff writer John McDermott investigates the origins of a word that’s been adopted by Trump supporters as a derogatory term for political opponents.

Read more about the story behind the word’s new popularity—and why some liberal men are reclaiming it—here.

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