Michael Bloomberg loves his ice cream, and Big Gay Ice Cream is his favorite.
The billionaire presidential hopeful this week released a “comprehensive policy to ensure LGBTQ+ equality” which targets areas such as health care and workplace discrimination.
And however you feel about his late-stage candidacy, it’s nice that he’s speaking about queer issues.
“Over the past three years, the Trump administration has acted to dismantle federal protections and resources for LGBTQ+ Americans, including stripping transgender people of their recognized identities and civil rights and nominating judges and officials with strong anti-LGBTQ+ records,” his plan reads. You can read more about that here.
But the accompanying tweet — a video of Bloomberg enjoying (enjoying? is that the face of enjoyment?) a bite of Big Gay Ice Cream, has caused some furrowed brows.
“Heart eyes emoji, Pride flag emoji, ice cream emoji,” reads the substantive caption accompanying the odd clip:
We’re guessing this isn’t the reaction the campaign was aiming for:
This is the most cringeworthy pandering so far in 2020.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 29, 2020
Could this guy look any more wooden? Uncomfortable? Out of place?
Panderers gotta pander, I guess.
Does anyone actually believe he cares about something when he does stuff like this? When ANY politician does stuff like this?
— ???? E's Waiting for Some Snow ???? (@The_Original_E_) January 29, 2020
Pander level: 9000
— KloboCop ?? ??????? (@BadSunAK) January 29, 2020