Ads for GOP Senate Candidate Accidentally End Up on Grindr

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is against same-sex marriage and believes that LGBT workplace protection would cost too much money — which is why the NRA would like the users of Grindr to vote to send him to the US Senate!

Fo those unfamiliar with the app, Grindr is a site-specific app that allows gay, bisexual, and bicurious men to meet each other if they’re in close proximity, and has a reputation of facilitating easy hookups — on which The Daily Beast caught Cotton’s ad, smack dab against a backdrop of faceless, shirtless pictures:

The ad was bought by the National Rifle Association, and for some reason, ended up on Grindr, to the embarrassment of the campaign, which told the Beast that they had “not paid for or placed that ad.”

Grindr confirmed that a third-party ad network had placed Cotton’s face on the ad, and that they would remove it immediately. “While we do have safeguards in place to monitor for ads on third party networks, we do serve billions of ads on our network, so there is the occasional chance that ads like this may appear,” they added.

[The Daily Beast]
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