Bestselling-author-turned-GOP-clown J.D. Vance has once again demonstrated that he’s willing to say or do just about anything to appeal to Republican primary voters in Ohio in his race to be their nominee in the 2022 midterm election.
The 37-year-old bigot, whose U.S. Senate campaign is being largely funded by gay billionaire Peter Thiel, just posted a deeply racist and factually inaccurate video to his Twitter page filled with so many vile and offensive comments about Afghan refugees that we’re not even going to repeat them, but you can watch it, if you want. (Viewer discretion advised!)
Here is my message to Ben Sasse and other establishment Republicans who seem to care more about bringing 30,000 unvetted Afghan refugees into our country than getting our own people out safely. pic.twitter.com/PSfoc2swdC
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) August 23, 2021
The Hillbilly Elegy author’s video was clearly designed to get people inflamed. Unfortunately for him, most viewers saw right through his racist dog whistles and feigned outrage and instead couldn’t stop focusing on his erect nipples protruding from his too-small Ohio State University t-shirt. That and his terrible eyeliner.
Here’s what they’re saying…
Are you wearing eyeliner? Can I give you some tips for next time?
— Waikiki Wanda (@bulkUSBchargers) August 23, 2021
nipples protruding, very disrespectful
— Bobson Dugnutt ⚾ (@QuiteIndeed) August 23, 2021
peter thiel is probably wishing he had his money back
— (@sporkboot) August 23, 2021
Dude. Seriously, just stop. Live with some integrity.
— Nancy Hilliard (@nncyhllrd) August 23, 2021
Did you do your own makeup?
— Joe Cooper (@swelljoe) August 23, 2021
Your protruding nipples are destroying my sovereignty
— Katie Thee Stallion (@kbcle) August 23, 2021
— Gawain Kripke (@niawag1) August 23, 2021
JD “Everyman” Vance rocking the Everyman Eyeliner lol pic.twitter.com/gdRjDjd3SY
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) August 23, 2021
I didn’t know cabbage patch kids could grow facial hair.
— PCR RitesGood (@pcrritesgood) August 23, 2021
The way this crops it really accentuates the nipples in a way that I don’t care for.
— Roger Mexico (@roger_mexico) August 23, 2021
Real leadership is doing some push ups. For the love of God man, have some self respect.
— Josh Demasi (@Macropsychology) August 23, 2021
Are you wearing eye liner?
— JTGator (@JTGator813) August 23, 2021
As a Michigan alum it pleases me greatly to see such absurdities being uttered by a person wearing an Ohio State shirt
— matt (@mattschaar) August 23, 2021
jd vance ended dad bods, i’m dad bod negative now
— rava (@rava) August 23, 2021
As a general rule of thumb, when posting any sort of video to social media, it’s usually best to double check the camera angle and lighting to make sure it’s flattering. Otherwise you end up looking like J.D. and nobody takes you seriously.
Not that anybody took him seriously before this. Despite making national headlines with his vapid Donald Trump-inspired publicity stunts, Politico reports that Vance isn’t breaking through with Republican primary voters in Ohio.
In March, over 70% of voters polled said they didn’t have any opinion of him because they didn’t have any idea who he was. By June, just 6% said they supported him, putting him well behind his opponents.
In addition to promoting xenophobia, Vance says he wants to “protect conservative values” by banning critical race theory in schools, opposing mask mandates, penalizing companies that support Black Lives Matter, and rewarding “traditional families.”
Though he hasn’t said it outright, Vance also seems to support Trump’s trans military ban and possibly DADT. His campaign website states: “American political leaders should stop using America’s military as a social justice side project. Our troops don’t need to focus on diversity or equity or any other progressive buzzword; they need to focus on fighting and winning America’s wars.”
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.