Metrosexual congressman and Men’s Health cover model Aaron Schock (R-IL) balked at HuffPo’s Michelangelo Signorile‘s questions about his sexuality in a run-in last week on the floor of the Republican National Convention.
“Those questions are completely ridiculous and inappropriate,” Schock told Signorile about inquiries into his orientation. “I’ve said [I'm not gay] before and I don’t think it’s worthy of further response. I think you can look it up.”
Rumors have been buzzing about Schock since he took office in 2009—and blew up when he sported white jeans, a pink gingham shirt and teal belt to a White House picnic in 2010. Normally we’d say it’s offensive to assume anything about a man’s sexuality by the color of his belt. But Schock supports DOMA and opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell—given how many anti-gay Republicans turn out to be closet cases, we’d have to say it’s a reasonable line of questioning.
It didn’t help that TMZ stopped Schock in Tampa (in front of what appears to be a gay bookstore) and asked him how VP candidate Paul Ryan could improve his look. “I think Paul’s in great shape,” Schock told TMZ. “I think a little bit of leaner attire to help accentuate that physique he works so hard to, you know, maintain.”
Should Joan Rivers ask Aaron to join her on Fashion Police?