The city of Rio de Janeiro was full of LGBTQ travelers from all over the world last week for the annual Carnaval celebrations.
The event, known for sexy costumes, rowdy fun, and beautiful people everywhere you look.
The siren call of Carnaval even drew disgraced, totally-not-gay former Rep. Aaron Schock down to the sun and fun along with other well-known gays.
Naughty But Nice gossip guy Rob Shuter shared a few pics of Schock getting cozy with woofy Israeli actor and circuit party promoter Eliad Cohen at the plush Fasano Hotel.
In the above photo, Schock gives Cohen a hand with sunscreen, and below took a few snaps of Cohen relaxing in the rooftop pool of the Fasano.
Here’s more of Cohen and Schock taking in the sun and fun together. As you can see, Schock took the time to ‘Like’ many of Cohen’s pics.
Now, to be clear, we don’t have a problem with anyone living their best life.
But – Schock still has an issue with the gay community for the anti-LGBTQ political positions and votes he cast while in Congress including voting against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and opposing same-sex marriage.
The only reason that came to an end was when criminal charges were brought against him for using campaign funds for re-decorating his Congressional office a la Downton Abbey, taking expensive trips on the taxpayer’s dime and buying pricey gifts.
The charges were eventually dropped in an agreement which includes Schock repaying $68,000 to his congressional campaign fund and $42,000 to the IRS in exchange for dropping all felony charges against him.
Since then, he’s been seen kissing guys at Coachella with his hands down their pants, tipping go-go boys in Mexico, frolicking on the beach with a wanna-be ‘Insta-Influencer,’ and even had his selfie pics and video leaked to the internet.
The community still feels if he wants to be embraced, he still needs to address his political past when he took aim at the LGBTQ community.
When Schock attended an evening last September at a popular West Hollywood bar, drag queen Jonnie Reinhart spoke to him about his anti-gay past. At the time, he told Reinhart he was working on “putting out a statement.”
Well, how long does it take to draft that statement? It’s five months later, gurl, tick-tock.
It is curious that Cohen, a gay celebrity in the dance party world due to his celebrated Papa Party events, wouldn’t know (or care?) about Schock’s less-than-loving treatment of the community.
As Rob Shuter asked in his report, “What message is Cohen sending to his 1.3 million gay followers by embracing someone like Schock who has yet to apologize for his anti-gay past?”