Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday tweeted a bizarre stock photo to promote a bill that he said would criminalize online sexual harassment. The now-deleted photo depicted a man in his underwear grinning with glee as he takes a NSFW photo.
“Sexual harassment on social media is out of control. Here’s an idea to rein it in. State Representative @MorganMeyerTX Files Legislation To Criminalize Digital Sexual Harassment,” Abbott tweeted along with the photo.
— Aman Batheja (@amanbatheja) March 4, 2019
Many were quick to call attention to the lawmaker’s social media activity.
“OH SWEET JESUS,” wrote Texas journalist Emily Ramshaw.
OH SWEET JESUS. (The governor deleted this tweet). https://t.co/aBRVUIQRz0
— Emily Ramshaw (@eramshaw) March 4, 2019
“That pic, though. ” Twitter user @jerrasic1 wrote.
That pic, though. 🤣👌🏻
— jerrasic- (@jerrasic1) March 4, 2019
“Um. That picture is… unfortunate,” Justin Waldrop replied.
Um. That picture is… unfortunate.
— Justin W. Waldrop (@JustinWWaldrop) March 4, 2019
“Well done @GregAbbott_TX!! #ThisIsTexas,” wrote Cornell Woolridge.
— Cornell Woolridge (@RenaissanceXM) March 4, 2019
There were plenty more reactions ranging from mockery to disgust.
— Mary Waggener (@marywag2947) March 4, 2019
— OK. Cool Hook’em! 🤘🏻 (@caromero0101) March 4, 2019
— Emperor Norton I (@wangjexi) March 4, 2019
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 29, 2015
Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.
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