Yesterday, Queerty broke the news that former GOP Congressman Aaron Schock was purportedly photographed at Coachella hanging out with a bunch of shirtless white gays and making out with a dude whilst reaching his hand down the guy’s pants.
NBD, right? …Wrong!
As you may recall, while serving as the United States Representative for Illinois’ 18th congressional district from 2009 until 2015, Schock’s voting record read like the CliffsNotes of the Religious Right’s antigay playbook.
Among his political positions, he voted against adding “sexual orientation, gender identity, gender and disability” to the federal hate crime protection groups, against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’and for the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
His vehemently homophobic politics at one time earned him a 0 percent approval rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his opposition to LGBTQ equality.
While it is the position of Queerty not to out public figures, we make one serious exception when someone has actively hurt LGBTQ people or causes and refused to own up to it.
And now, the responses…
Former GOP congressman Aaron Schock, who always voted against LGBTQ rights, was seen making out with a guy at Coachella. The only surprise is that anyone would ever kiss a Republican#AaronSchock
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) April 17, 2019
Me waiting for the think pieces on how Aaron Schock shouldn’t be “outed” as a private citizen even though when he was in public office he used his powers to hurt private citizens pic.twitter.com/DWBFzZb4IA
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) April 17, 2019
Aaron Schock is just an Instagay with legal bills…
— Xorje Olivares (@XorjeO) April 17, 2019
— David Michael (@dmkrowlek1683) April 17, 2019
New rule: any one of y’all caught kissing Aaron Schock will have your membership cards revoked and shunned. #BrunchDenied
— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) April 17, 2019
But it doesn’t stop there…
How was Coachella? pic.twitter.com/Up3ly0OVhJ
— Sarah Fuckabee Slanders (@sarahfuckabee1) April 16, 2019
Of course Aaron Schock was at Coachella with his hand down a guy’s pants while making out.
I’ve appreciated people saying the group of gays he was with need to hold him accountable for his vehimently anti-LGBTQ votes in Congress. But, repeat after me: WHITE GAYS ARE WHITE FIRST
— José Alonso Muñoz (@munozjose) April 17, 2019
REMINDER: The @GOP has a long history of oppressing LGBTQ people while also being Gay: Roy Cohn, Larry Craig, Dennis Hastert, Jon Hinson, Ed Schrock, Mark Foley… so @aaronschock is just following Republican traditions of hypocrisy. https://t.co/EODCUKLZHG
— (((evan shap?ro))) (@eshap) April 17, 2019
Everyone should be allowed the time and space to come out as who they authentically after the proper amount of self reflection and the chance to align with supportive communities.
But not Aaron Schock. Fuck that guy.
— itsonlyzach (@itsonlyzach) April 17, 2019
Isn’t Coachella mainly run by a homophobe who donates to Republican politicians? Maybe it’s the perfect place for Aaron Schock to be.
— Lucy Lucy-Apple Juicy (@Pschlarm) April 16, 2019
Shall we go on? OK!
::sees Aaron Schock trending:: pic.twitter.com/HK34JG478e
— Khalid El Khatib (@kmelkhat) April 17, 2019
aaron schock had his gay ass at coachella with some other nazi gays lol
— lankston huge (@juanyfbaby) April 16, 2019
#AaronSchock is an excellent example of gay whiteness. Voted against our rights & now all hugged up with Instagays at Coachella. The Gays associated with them should also be suspect. These types are the worst within our community pic.twitter.com/emd8EEGyfs
— Viktor Tramaine (@wondermann5) April 17, 2019
gay culture is white supremacy, example #293 https://t.co/WUvzz5pAAR
— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) April 17, 2019
Honestly the closet was the only thing preventing Aaron Schock from going full bore Instagay so I hope y’all are happy with what you’ve created
— Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) April 17, 2019
We reached out to Schock for comment. Not surprisingly, we still haven’t heard back.