Openly Gay London Politico Richard Barnes Accidentally Uploads Nudes To Facebook

79.Richard-BarnesHey, queens!

Have you updated your iPhone to the newest iOS7 software? Did you know there’s an inconvenient setting that allows your phone to upload photos to Facebook without your permission?

Neither did openly gay London politico Richard Barnes, 65, who was literally caught with his pants around his ankles online this week. The former London deputy mayor gifted his Facebook fans, albeit unknowingly, with two fully uncensored nudes (check them out here).

At least Barnes is taking it like a champ (ha!), so to speak. Instead of doing the usual song-and-dance around nude photo scandals, Barnes told MailOnline “these things happen.”

“I’ve had 30 years in politics and I’m not fucking stupid and it’s not the sort of thing I would do. I didn’t know until a friend told me. I’ve deleted them all now.”

Too bad they’ll live forever on the Internet…

“I know my sheet is clean,” he continued. “You just have to ride the storm. But I trust my 30-year record stands for what it is. It’s just sad that I can be a target. I’m hacked off, to pardon the pun. These things happen.”

Before you go scrambling through your phone to turn off this awful new feature, check out the full guide to censoring your pics at Business Insider.

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[Photos via Daily Mail]

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  • fagburn

    “At least Barnes is taking it like a champ (ha!), so to speak. Instead of doing the usual song-and-dance around nude photo scandals, Barnes told MailOnline “these things happen.”


    He’s insisting his account was hacked…

  • avesraggiana

    Eeeek!!!! It’s going to suck, getting old.

  • DarkZephyr

    @fagburn: The point is that he didn’t do it on purpose. And the “hacked off” thing was a pun.

  • FelicitasPope

    my Aunty Kennedy just got a nice twelve month old Hyundai Veloster Hatchback just by some part-time working online at home. find out,,, gg.gg/hvy2

  • middleagespread

    Is hacked off slang for being pissed off? Or is he saying he is circumcised? Lol

  • Sweet Boy

    @avesraggiana: Get over it…you won´t be 20 and dumb forever

  • the other Greg

    “I’m not fucking stupid.”

    If you’re 65 and on Facebook, you’re fucking stupid!

  • marc sfe

    @the other Greg: Excuse me, asshole. My aunt is 90 and Facebook. Got a problem with that?????? She does it to stay up with the grandkids and great grandkids. Get your head outta your ass.

  • marc sfe

    @Derek Williams: I’m close to ya Derek – the other greg is a jerk. And I”m being kind.

  • the other Greg

    @marc sfe: They must enjoy her nude photos! When they’re not busy using Facebook to bully gay kids at school.

  • DarkZephyr

    @the other Greg: What the heck?? That is BEYOND disrespectful!

  • Dxley

    Why would anyone above 50 even use Facebook? No wonder it’s so slow these days. All these wrinklies are making it like this, and damn. I don’t wanna get old, this is disgusting. I just threw up! Gross!

  • the other Greg

    @DarkZephyr: Facebook is evil! I guess most of you didn’t read the nearby story about the latest Facebook-induced gay teen suicide. What’s with you people, anyway, do you all work for Zuckerbug or something?

  • the other Greg

    @Dxley: Don’t worry, Dxley, you’re unlikely to live that long!

  • 2eo

    If you’re of any age and on Facebook you’re a gibbering mental patient, whose also fucking stupid.

  • 2eo

    @Dxley: That’s good, none of us want you to get old either. There’s lots of great ways to go, might I suggest a bulldozer with welded steel plates driven through an NRA meeting, coupled with a single shotgun shot from inside after it gets caught on a pile of illegal assault rifles.

  • DarkZephyr

    @the other Greg: What does that have to do with you asking someone if people enjoy their 90 year old grandmother’s nude photos? Don’t hand me that crock.

  • the other Greg

    @DarkZephyr: Are we reading the same comment thread? (And did you bother to read the article?)

    I merely said Facebook was stupid and marc sfe’s response was “Excuse me, asshole… Get your head outta your ass.” Hey, if someone wants to be that much of a jerk with me for no reason, I don’t have to be nice to them, they can go fuck themselves! And so can you.

  • DarkZephyr

    @the other Greg: Don’t try to justify your attack on an innocent 90 year old woman. What kind of a creep are you?

  • Polaro

    “Youth is wasted on the young.” George Bernard Shaw

  • the other Greg

    @DarkZephyr: Oh, is she reading this? (Thanks for missing the point yet again.)

    Actually if marc sfe is still upset about it – he gives no indication of that, probably because he realizes it was all his fault by starting it – and if he apologized to me first, I’d apologize to him. But if his aunt writes in, I’ll ask why marc has such bad manners! These kids nowadays.

  • Dxley

    @2eo: Keep on telling yourself that. You don’t even know me, I’m a VERY healthy man with healthy habits and I won’t be dying anytime soon. Get used to that and how old are you btw?

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