Sen. Jeff Flake Apologizes Following Son's Vile Racist, Homophobic Slurs
Yikes. We're hoping the apple actually does fall far from the tree--at least for the sake of Arizona's citizens.
Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is apologizing following the reveal of his teenage son Tanner's stream of homophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic Tweets and YouTube comments.
Tanner proves to be quite the charmer when he threatens to kill the "faggot" that stole his dirt bike, and when he plays online games under the screename, "n1ggerkiller."
Oh and did we mention that he apparently thinks Mexicans are "the scum of the Earth"??
For his part, Sen. Flake says in a statement to BuzzFeed:
“I’m very disappointed in my teenage son’s words, and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity. This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve already spoken with him about this, he has apologized, and I apologize as well."
Hmm...we're not quite sure that apology makes up for these gems gathered from Flake's YouTube comments (and provided via Towleroad):
"you faggot retard pussy piece of crap i hope you die in a hole slowly and painfully"
"you gay fag ni**er go shoot yourself because no body likes you”
“Mexicans are the scum of the earth.”
“Then some **er started rapping and I looked at her album art and saw that it was Flo Rida.”
“IT'S THE NI**ER FAMILY!!!!”
“Stupid little ni**er” “go die in a hole you stupid ni**er"
“The black guy always fails first...”
“Yes, because one white dude goes nuts. No. Black people do crap like this all of the time.”
“When he called himself a cheap jew i loledhard”
Yeah, no. We're thinking this kid needs to be educated. Perhaps some extended voluntary community service? (Not to mention some therapy.)
We also wouldn't mind if a copy of these comments were submitted along with his college applications, but maybe that's just us being petty.