Skip to comments.Bernie Sanders Adviser Apologizes Over Sexist, Misogynistic, Uncovered Tweets About Michelle Obama
Posted on 03/10/2020 5:45:46 AM PDT by simpson96
Phillip Agnew, a newly appointed senior adviser for Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign, came under fire over the weekend over uncovered tweets from 2009 where he spoke despairingly about former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
In the tweets Agnew commented on Obamas looks, while also touting conspiracy theories regarding Americas involvement in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.(snip)
In one of the tweets from October 22, 2009 Agnew wrote, Random thought while standing in Gas Station: Michelle Obama is an odd looking woman Id rather call her ugly but I dont want the backlash
Michelle Obama is just not pretty Ive tried to look at her from every angle possible he wrote in another tweet dated December 10, 2009.
Many of his tweets also touted sexist, misogynist ideals calling women who criticize him man-hatin and proclaiming excitement regarding the prospect of a program showing women in their lingerie.
I am not my tweets from 2009, he wrote on Twitter on Sunday. Still words have power to heal & to harm and I acknowledge and apologize for when my words harm. Ive spent years speaking life and love into my community but I was wrong and I have to be accountable. Please take a moment to read my statement.(snip)
Agnew began his statement saying that when he was 23-years-old in 2009, he tweeted stupid comments about Michelle Obama.
I grew up socialized by false standards of beauty and success. And young, dumb Phillip spouted all manner of things that today I absolutely reject and regret.
Near the end, he thanked his critics for holding him accountable and promised to continue growing and learning in the process.
(Excerpt) Read more at madamenoire.com ...
Swirlin’ round the bowl there burknee.
But she was on so many magazine covers! She has to be prettier than Melania, right? I mean no one ever puts Melania on a magazine cover!
You just can't say that Michelle isn't pretty! It isn't allowed.
Next thing you know, someone will say the Emperor has no clothes.
He would be hailed as a hero.
Gotta be careful about what you say about the sainted Obamas. Remember what happened to Joan Rivers.
Next thing you know, someone will say she’s really a male named Michael, a crossdresser who still has all his tackle.
The Bernie Bros just can’t help themselves from taking Bernie down with them.
Well, dude, let's just say that if Michelle Obama, Sasquatch, the Yeti and two African Wart Hogs were in a Beauty Contest...no doubt she would finish a distant 6th place.
So...you know, dude, you may have spoke the truth...let it set you free.
Almost would make we want to vote for Burny, if I was a Communist, just for being honest.
What is that they say about Michelle... oh yeah-
He looka likea man.
oh noes!!! he said michelle ain’t all dat?
Liberals are so ridiculously ignorant of The King’s English.
Considering an individual woman is ugly has absolutely nothing to do with misogyny.
Nor does an antipathy for an individual woman indicate a man’s hate of the female sex. Unless you’re ignorant Progressive.
Some days their abject stupidity angers me almost as much as their lunatic hatred.
I just have to remember not to read these posts in the morning when I have a mouth full of coffee!
Funny stuff. Mike not going to like this. May throw some support Joe’s way for that.
Spoke despairingly? Never heard it put that way.
So claiming that Michelle Obama isn’t pretty is a much graver offense than claiming the US was involved (I assume being involved means more than the victim) in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Wow!! It’s a good thing he didn’t write the word “boof” in anybody’s yearbook 20+ years ago!
FTA:...he spoke despairingly about former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
“despairingly”? Did this fool mean “disparagingly”? In the opening sentence! Good heavens!
Really sick of the frequent displays of semi-literacy in online articles.
That would be my guess as to what the author was trying to say.
Publik school gradjit no doubt.
Phillip Agnew... commented on Obamas looks, while also touting conspiracy theories regarding Americas involvement in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
WOW - I wonder how the corrupt reporters at the Washington Post and New York Times would have handled this if a Republican had said the same... Did either of those sell out papers even cover the story?
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