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About That Photo That Did Not Make Rep. Aaron Schock a ‘Gay Icon’

aaron_schock_poolThere goes the New York Times, calling the ab-blessed Rep. Aaron Shock a “gay icon” when he’s not. (That’s different from calling him somebody we’d like to bang.) The dude is against same-sex marriage — he is not somebody this community celebrates, reporter Ashley Parker should note. And the stupid delineation all started with that photo of him by the pool, which came about innocently enough.

“It’s a funny story,” Mr. Schock said, and began to tell it. When he ran for the Peoria school board, his opponent got him kicked off the ballot on a technicality. Mr. Schock engineered a grass-roots write-in campaign and won by 1,942 votes. Bob Hall, the lawyer for his opponent, soon became one of his biggest supporters, and one day when Mr. Schock — then the youngest state representative in Illinois — was lounging by the pool at the River City Athletic Club, Mr. Hall’s daughter popped up behind him in a bikini and asked for a photo. “And so I looked at the photo and said, ‘All right, if that ever gets out, I’m going to kill you guys,’ ” he said with a grin.

Please. He enjoyed the attention. Particularly because it pit him with a well-endowed young lass. What Schock actually hates are photos that make him look gay. Which he totally isn’t, you guys!

By:          JD
On:           Jul 8, 2010
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    • Hilarious

      I don’t think dressing like the entire cast of Will and Grace is enough to make someone a gay icon.

      The above picture just makes him look like he took a giant dump in his shorts and expects you to change him and the Easter one should’ve been considered his coming out.

      Another closeted republican. So original.

      Jul 8, 2010 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shanelle

      @Hilarious: We’ve exchanged a few words in prior epidodes of this blog, but I agree with you on this scary non-well-ffee looking dude. He trashy homo-beophobiac. Probably Chew-ish?

      Ever been to Peoria?
      If not, don’t go. Nothing to do there.
      I’m fairly certain Peoria is like gone-oh-ria which is to say, contagious. “Sylfless” probably can spread too.

      Don’t get veedee & dont do voodoo.
      otherwise, amigo, you’re good to go.

      Jul 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      This nausiating closet case who votes against the rights of his own people disgusts me.

      Jul 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tobytime

      isn’t this the guy who made Vienna cry on THE BACHELOR the other night. he and jake look a lot alike.

      Jul 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus

      Just because some gay guys thinks he’s hot doesn’t make him a “gay icon.”

      Damn New York Times.

      Jul 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thomas

      I think by “gay icon” the Times meant “the only Congressman that most gays would like to hate fuck. Because you can’t print “hate fuck” in the Times. But I’m pretty sure if you looked in their style manual for alternatives to “people the gays wanna hate fuck”, “gay icon” would show up.

      Jul 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie Jackpot

      I think he’s hot, and he has the body and fashion sense of a metrohomosexual still doesn’t stop him being a ‘feminine cleansing product one might use on a summer’s eve AND the bag it came in’

      Jul 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      That smile he is wearing is so staged and it is a “Look at me, i am straight with a pair of tits behind me”. Yeah right!!! Give us a break. These types of young closet trash are what is holding up equality.

      Jul 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      He is selfish and it is at the expense of all openly gay people. Get him out of elected office. He has got to go.

      Jul 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      I don’t care if Rep. Aaron Shock’s cock hangs down to his knee.

      He’s still a conservative Repug and I have no use to Repugs. I was appalled to read the internal polling data from Massachusetts that showed the gay male vote helped elect Republican Scott Brown to replace the late Edward Kennedy.

      I guess being handsome or hot is enough for some queens to pull the lever marked “GOP.”

      Jul 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zach

      @christopher di spirito:

      Unfortunately there’s a lot about conservatism that appeals to the worst in gay males: the idolatry of male figures and worship of masculine stereotypes, the materialism, the disconnect from community and social responsibility, and the tendency to view human relationships as inherently perfunctory and businesslike.

      The quintessential gay Republican isn’t the family type – husbands and two children – instead it is the solitary man drawing a good income who is closeted at work and spends his free time getting laid and shopping for material possessions. The kind of gay guy who resents being taxed to provide for “welfare bums” because he needs another drop-down television and hideously dated leather couch for the living room and an alligator-hide sling for his dungeon. The kind of gay guy who only votes against causes, not for them.

      Jul 9, 2010 at 5:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ronbo

      I can’t see that as an icon. I can see it as porn. How do these poronographers keep their day jobs?

      Jul 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron

      Does anybody have real proof that this guy is a closet case? If he is, then he definitely should be outed. The dumb fuck.

      Jul 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AxelDC

      Being a himbo doesn’t compensate for being a homophobe.

      May 10, 2011 at 6:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Athena

      -bursts into a fit of giggles-

      I’m sorry, he just looks so dang much like a cousin of mine… -snicker-

      Also: he’s got a well-endowed chick in a bikini posing behind him in a picture; how does this make him gay…? (He looks rather smug, truthfully.)

      May 13, 2011 at 12:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • zach

      omg i so wish one of the gays he’s had one night stands with (u no he has) would come out and say something we need this jerk out of office especially since i live in illinois and cant have this shit in my state we suck bad enough as if is the least we could do is legalize gay marriage we have to many other problems he shouldnt be worried bout us gays

      May 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank

      The “New York Times” should have the requirements for “gay icon” status in their style manual. Regardless of how physically “attractive” someone is hate IS ugly!

      May 25, 2011 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will

      This is one Politician i am happy about proclaiming against same-sex marriage… I just hope that the pictures of him with a male escort gets out ^^

      That does seem to be the trend with anti-gay politicians these days right?

      Jun 8, 2011 at 8:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JM

      Who gives a shit about this guy, anyway?

      Jun 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit


      Jun 24, 2011 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason

      Being Ms. Thang in the closet does not make one a gay icon. Stupid NYT.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • daNNy


      Jul 30, 2011 at 8:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben

      Another republican closet case… What can I say??

      Aug 2, 2011 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john

      this guy is obviously gay and uncomfortable being around breasts! dude you are not fooling anyone. i’m sure the men in your own party talk about how gay you are behind your back. perhaps you’ve already teamed up with a few of them in the closet of your office.

      Aug 7, 2011 at 5:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail

      A redneck with a hot body…..next!!!!

      Aug 18, 2011 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Truth

      We will always have closeted guys like him in office as long as society continue putting them in there. Many guys are afraid to come out because what other people think about their character.

      Aug 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the nosh guy

      hey boo, the link to “he isn’t” works, but the link from that page to Details doesn’t. xo

      Sep 15, 2011 at 7:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kinsey6

      He’s definitely gay. How do I know? Because — it’s just like her highness Margaret Cho says: you can ONLY get abs like that from sucking cock. It’s just that simple.

      Mar 11, 2012 at 7:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8

      @Kinsey6: LOL Gotta love Margaret!

      Sep 6, 2012 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail

      @Kinsey6: LMAO!!!! Love it!!! :)

      Sep 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      The huge effort to “Leak” a photo that makes him look like he might be interested in women is about as believable as when Rosie O’Donnell was pretending to be in love with Tom Cruise.

      Sep 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tidalpool

      OK! You lot win! every man in the world who is reasonably attractive and takes care of himself is a closet case. A self loathing queer who needs great pecs or abs or thighs to survive his incessant need to destroy fat frumpys queens with no lives, no education and no incomes. Another conservative queer who y’all are soo sure is queer cuz he has a decent hair cut. Who wears a turquoise belt to a BBQ. Or gives a camera the same eye I have seen about a gazillion str8 guys give when they know they are being admired. I for the life of me thought gaydar had its limits, apparently not. I need all of you sactimonious self serving grotesques to drop by my gym, its open 24/7, and help me turn out all the amazingly well built men, most married, but now I understand that does not make a difference. The twins brothers with 5 kids between them and one on the way who are blond hungarian muscle boys with bubble butts from Budapesht who wear matching silk shirts, tight pants and alligator loafers to the gym. (gay, seems so) One last one, the dark haired 20 yo with the big white truck, with his cowboy wranglers, gingham shirt and pecs from the almighty. Never mind his Miss Texas girl friend with blond hair and big blue eyes who is cemented to his left side when he is anywhere but the gym. I had no freakin Idea he was gay. Now I get it, all it takes is for one silly queen to have a 30 second fantasy about any man at all, and he is prolly a closet case who hates himself which is why he spends so much time eating right, excersizing, grooms himself and washes and waxes his car. They just never told me all this in Queer 101. I must have been thinking of the gay foot ball player next to me who is another self loathing queer deep in the closet with his perfect teeth and tattoo of Jesus.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @christopher di spirito: GOP = GAG!

      Dec 24, 2012 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dwayne420

      If I were him I’d be more concerned that even in a wet bathing suit there’s no “meat and potatoes”!

      Feb 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarthKitsune

      Aaron Shock likes to pay illegal immigrants to suck his toes while he berates them for sneaking into the country.

      Feb 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam


      No, actually it is because he is a young guy, a decent job that gives him LOTS of time off, and yet while his compatriots have time for wives and mistresses he is over 30 and yet has never even dated, he gets uncomfortable when talking about gay issues, and has not even brought a woman to major functions.

      But yeah, you keep on trying to explain it away. Nice to see that they are giving the interns on Cap hill something to do.

      Mar 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Toro666

      I have to agree with Tidal on this. How many gay porn stars, actually take it up the ass, maintain their erections and cum all over the place then go on to say that ‘They are straight’ and yet, all the queers accept it as is. Look at the prevalence of gay for pay porn. This guy, whoever he is, has done less than those guys in porn and yet somehow he’s branded as a closet case? Branded as bad for the community, responsible for holding back equality? And what of the countless of millions of dollars that the gay porn industry makes from gay men shelling out cash to watch a ‘straight’ man having sex with another ‘straight’ man? Nothing of gay shame there? Nothing of questioning the validity of those claims? It seems that just about any man who takes it up the ass these days is justified in his heterosexuality, so why not this guy? There’s a double standard here at play, and a lot of it has to do with erotic investment.

      Apr 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sundragon

      @tidalpool: @Toro666:

      Sorry Tidalpool andToro666 – I appreciate your long winded diatribe on how evil gay boys want every handsome man to be gay. You may have a point as a general point but in this case I’m going to have to rain on your parade…

      I’ve met him gay bars (Halo which is now Number 9 in DC for example) dressed in a tight t-shirt and quite crotch friendly jeans. He was surrounded by gay Republicans who acted like handlers. Furthermore, these same handlers are quite openly gay, and all the gays who work on the Hill know he’s gay.

      We would believe he’s dating one of those handlers or one of us would have taken one for the team to out him. I would like to hope that someone who hooks up with him would respect his privacy but his actions are damaging to all of us, unfortunately damaging to him as well.

      His vote is on the wrong side of history, and when he eventually comes out and writes his tell all book, we’ll all roll our eyes.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HirsuteOne

      Totally not a closeted gay republican.

      Aug 5, 2013 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny

      His face is just average. These days most young males have abs. No Conservative will ever be a gay icon. We don’t make our enemies into icons.

      Sep 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny

      Elizabeth Taylor is a gay icon. She nurtured gay people, embraced them as friends & confidants, stuck her neck out for gay people (got Monty Clift work when he was unemployable; she raised money for gay causes and HIV/AIDs. She was not ashamed that she was a very public supporter of gay prople in the dark ages. AND she was beautiful!!!!

      This pasty Republican is NOT a gay icon!

      Sep 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • oldbrit

      @Cam: I doubt the male interns are safe when he’s around.

      Jan 10, 2014 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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