IRONY ALERT

UPDATE: General Mills Says Aaron Schock Is Mistaken, Has No Partnership With Wheaties

Congressional beach bod Aaron Schock is donning a suit for his latest campaign to promote “healthy living” in a partnership with General Mills, a company that just launched a host of LGBT-targeted advertisements for Gay Pride month.

The 33-year-old allegedly gay Illinois state representative debuted his face on the cover of the new Wheaties box this morning. “How funny is this!?!!”, he asks.

Well, since you asked, Aaron, it’s pretty damn funny! We think you should have started your “healthy living” campaign by addressing the incessant gay rumors on your coattails, the fact that a CBS correspondent “outed” you on Facebook, and the New York Timeshard-on for the details of your sex life.

We also think you should have removed your clothes for the shot. You looked so great werkin’ on your fitness, hangin’ at the pool and riding that serfbort, honey!

Meanwhile, over at General Mills:

Update 1:45pm: A General Mills spokesperson sent Queerty the following statement, confirming that the company has no relationship with Aaron Schock or the Campaign To End Obesity. He probably ordered this Wheaties box online, which apparently equates a “partnership” in his book:

The congressman’s tweet you reference was inaccurate — General Mills is not involved with the Campaign to End Obesity, and we do not have an agreement with the congressman. It appears that this custom Wheaties box was ordered from our website: [link], which anyone can do.

Keep it classy, Aaron!

Update 4:00pm: The #breakfastofchampions has spoken:

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44 Comments

  • James Hart

    Aaron Schock may very well be straight. By now, someone would have provided some evidence that he’s gay, if he really was. With technology today, it wouldn’t be hard for someone to catch him…in a gay bar, kissing a guy, holding hands with a guy, or some guy setting him up by having sex with him and then recording the sex. My dear old mum used to say that unless someone admits to being gay or you catch them having sex with someone of the same gender then you should suspend judgment. To do otherwise is a form of prejudice and bigotry. By the way, the guy who “outed” him on Facebook is not a current CBS correspondent.

  • Matthew Tharrett

    @James Hart: False. Itay Hod is currently a CBS correspondent.

  • Cam

    @James Hart:

    It’s only bigotry and prejudice if you feel that being named as gay is a horrific insult.

    Additionally, we could use your comment exactly the same way in reverse. He is over 30, wealthy, republican….and yet NO girlfriends? There is nothing there proving he is straight now is there?

  • masc4masc

    speaking of incessant, what’s really behind this obsession u guys have with schock? admit it, u want him and his “congressional beach bod”. haha

  • Ottoman

    That Wheaties box and Schock look like they’re from the 70s.

  • jimstoic

    What’s really ironic is “CAMPAIGN END OBESITY” on the front of a box full of carbs.

  • jimstoic

    @jimstoic: Make that “CAMPAIGN TO END OBESITY”

  • TomMc

    “How funny is this!?!!”, he asks.

    It’s hilariouth.

  • Ben Dover

    Froot Loops might be better considering his flashy beach wear.

  • Dxley

    Well, when are we going to be able to edit our comments here on Queerty?

  • hotboyvb81

    Boycott Wheaties!

  • TomMc

    @hotboyvb81: No! Bruce Jenner was once their (non-cis) covergirl.

  • James Hart

    @Matthew Tharrett: Then why did CBS claim when he originally make the statements on Facebook that he is not CURRENTLY a CBS correspondent? Additionally, any SERIOUS journalist deals with facts, and NOT innuendo. And the facts should be supported by at least two unrelated sources. So WHO are his sources???

  • James Hart

    @Cam: Then you should SUSPEND JUDGMENT.

  • James Hart

    @Cam: By the way, you can be fired for being gay in most states. Therefore, being called gay can put your livelihood (and where you live) into jeopardy. Hence, this could be considered both libel and slanderous, and legally actionable.

  • ChgoReason

    @Dxley: And be able add a picture to the Queerty profile? I tried adding one the other day, and I could not figure out how to do it. I have seen posters with pictures of the commenters so it could be done.

  • enlightenone

    @James Hart: Being gay isn’t a “judgement” or a diagnosis, so your grandmother’s advice is misplaced! There’s never been any hard evidence to judge me as “straight,” but people assume it all the time, and I politely correct them.

  • ingyaom

    @ChgoReason: You’re right about that. I used to have one, but then it disappeared. What I want to know is why some people still have them… and why pretty-boy Aaron wasn’t topless on the box.

  • sejjo

    I’m not one of the typical Queerty readers that complain for the sake of contrarianism about whoever Queerty’s latest crush is, but what is the big deal with this guy again? He completely underwhelms me.

  • Mezaien

    Make that CAMPAIGN to END Christianity.

  • TO

    Dear General Mills, you should not align your brand so closely with political leaders or put them on your cereal boxes even if this is a special promotion. Is everyone in your PR and Marketing departments asleep over there?

  • Lvng1tor

    I could give a rats ass if the guy is gay or not. He is anti gay in his votes and has never taken an interest in FLOTUS attempt to help America’s children with obesity. I’m surprised Wheaties put a politician on the box and more surprised they put one on that could alienate many gay and other liberal consumers. Bad move General Mills. Maybe they thought they had to balance out the “throw the gays a bone” lucky charms tweet.

  • DickieJohnson

    @Mezaien: Here’s an idea: Put your pic on the box with CAMPAIGN to end INSANITY. :D

  • Cam

    @James Hart: said…

    “@Cam: By the way, you can be fired for being gay in most states. Therefore, being called gay can put your livelihood (and where you live) into jeopardy.”
    _______________________

    YEs, and Aaron Schock has supported those laws. He deserves no breaks from the gay community. And as for Him not being gay, I’m just remembering the fans of Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, Niel PAtrick Harris, Ricky MArtin, and Rosie O’Donell who all made the same claims.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @James Hart:
    @masc4masc:
    @DickieJohnson:
    As you guys can see, there is nothing Aaron Schock could do to appease the professionally outraged whiners who would continue to hate him even if he were to proclaim himself gay and a defender of gay marriage. Once that hatred is in their DNA, there’s no curing it.

    @Cam: Show me anyone who truly believed that Aiken, Bass, Harris, Martin or O’Donnell were heterosexuals, and I’ll show you a clueless lemming with an IQ not much bigger than their shoe size.

  • Cam

    @BJ McFrisky: said….”As you guys can see, there is nothing Aaron Schock could do to appease the professionally outraged whiners who would continue to hate him ”
    ____________________________

    BJ, You have said “As you can see there is nothing Aaron Schock could do…” Using that wording insinuates that there something he has TRIED to do. Please point out what exactly you think it is he has done that should get him gay support. He came out against gay rights, gay marriage etc…

    So you can hate Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi because you don’t agree with their politics but somehow people who do not love Aaron Schock because he has supported legislation to steal their rights away are “Whiners”.

    Such an old trick. But once again, it shows that you will invariably without question support any anti-gay politician out there.

  • Nowuvedoneit

    Lol he got called out by General Mills!

  • Nowuvedoneit

    Let this be a lesson not everything that gets put on the internet is the truth.

  • Cam

    “”The congressman’s tweet you reference was inaccurate — General Mills is not involved with the Campaign to End Obesity, and we do not have an agreement with the congressman. It appears that this custom Wheaties box was ordered from our website: [link], which anyone can do.””

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DB75

    Oh goodness. I guess someone should have taken the extra step to control the damage this would cause. Silly boy and his box.

  • masc4masc

    @BJ McFrisky: me thinks they really just want a little taste of schock’s c0ck. :P

    @Editor: u think maybe it’s possible Aaron was just joking? couldn’t find anything else about an actual “campaign” on the net.

  • DB75

    @masc4masc: And why is that an issue?

  • Ben Dover

    @Cam: Yes, anyone can order a custom-made Wheaties box with their face on it. Although it’s usually something people do as a birthday gift for someone else – not something an extremely vain person buys for himself.

    I bet he has a custom-made bobblehead doll of himself too!

  • Cam

    @Ben Dover:

    LOL!!!!! And maybe a tattoo of himself getting a tattoo?

  • James DC

    Genreal Mills basically says “Gurrl dis bitch b cray cray he don’t werk 4 us, dis bottom bitch paid 2 b on that box.”

  • hotboyvb81

    wheaties tweeted me that they have no relationship ‘with this congressman’ after I complained, saying ‘anyone can order a personalized box online’

  • litper

    @James Hart: = Aaron Schock

  • James Hart

    @Cam: So where’s your proof he’s gay? The onus is on you because you seem so confident that he’s gay. Where’s the pictures, or videos, or recordings, or escorts, or boyfriends, or former boyfriends, or FBs, or truck stop tricks, or congressional aides he’s f*****, or neighbors of all of these people. He is in the public eye at all times. There must be gays who see him at clandestine locations? Where are they???

  • litper

    @BJ McFrisky: why I’m not surprised that a Republican self-hater would defend this nasty closet case!

  • litper

    @James Hart: please go back to sucking Rick Perry’s c0(k!

  • Cam

    @James Hart:

    I stated quite clearly, that by your logic, there is also no proof he is straight.

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Cereal liar

  • Stache99

    @James Hart: While were at it I want to see proof of Richard Simmons being gay. Don’t you get tired of people assuming he’s gay when there’s 0 proof of that. I just think he’s into fat people.

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