linguoboy wrote:"Filth merchant"?
Well, that's too soft, but I love how you always find a good word!
Is "shitcunt" too bad? Like you read a nice cultured text and in the middle you get struck with that - what would be your reaction?
smut: obscene or lascivious talk, writing, or pictures
linguoboy wrote:"Smut pedlar"?
1. Try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from place to place
2. Sell (an illegal drug or stolen item)
3. Promote (an idea or view) persistently or widely
Maybe too soft? Or not? I don't have the native ear to hear the underlying feeling. If it's like "filth merchants," it's not enough. I would like to remove the unculturedness of "shitcunt" but keep the aggressivenes and striking effect.
linguoboy wrote:I don't see that insulting a particular company would be a problem (...)
Cherry Pop Studios is run by vicious perverts who peddle revolting smut that would only appeal to paedophiles" isn't [an actionable statement]
Really? I think we should ask a lawyer, but it doesn's seem to me like insulting persons straightforwardly would be all right.
"Mr John Smith is a retarded shithole" - if I was Mr Smith and somebody wrote that about me, I'd feel like I might be entitled to take action against the author.
But if instead of Cherry Pop Studios it was just implied that one is talking about them or the subject was referred to as "the industry and the likes," that seems more okay to me.
Actually, there might be a difference between EU countries and the US. In the US, you can burn flags and insult the state for example. In France, that gets you a 7500 € fine. Without knowing the details, I just checked that insults in public can cost you up to 12 000 €.