Allen West Intern Fired for Retweeting Pro-Gay Message to Tracy Morgan’s Son
Sometimes it’s not a good idea to share what’s on your mind grapes.
Many Hollywood celebrities (and political pundits) have been weighing in on Tracy Morgan‘s controversial anti-gay remarks in the middle of a standup routine in Nashville, and now the fallout has reached the office of Congressman Allen West.
The Scissor Sisters, an alternative rock group, tweeted the following to the comedian last Friday:
Dear Tracy Morgan’s son: if you are gay, you can TOTALLY come live with me. We’ll read James Baldwin & watch Paris is Burning. XxANA
This message was retweeted over one hundred times, including from Rep. West’s Twitter account. This was particularly odd, considering West’s previous comments opposing gay marriage. As it turned out, an intern retweeted the message without West’s knowledge. As soon as West’s staff found out about the retweet, it was immediately deleted and the following was posted from the Congressman’s account:
Very sorry about the unauthorized RT. We were not hacked, an intern made an error. Apologies to all.
The intern has since been fired. When the Scissor Sisters found out their tweet showed up on West’s wall, they tweeted:
Thanks for the support Congressman West!
In the past, West has made it very clear that he is opposed to gay marriage and allowing gays to serve openly in the military. He said that “gay marriage is an oxymoron” and that gay service members “can change behavior.”
h/t Roll Call
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