Anti-gay ex-congressman Aaron Schock has popped up again in a new photo with gay influencer Jeremy Cormier, and Gay Instagram™ feels some type of way about it.
Cormier, a New York-based traveler who often posts sunlit thirst traps, tagged shirtless Schock and captioned the Malibu moment “Beach Bros.” Bro, no.
Backlash in the comments was swift and vicious, with many blasting the 38-year-old former Illinois representative’s record of voting against LGBTQ rights, including marriage equality and the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”
“Must be nice to have so much privilege that you can associate with legislators who worked so hard to bring our community down,” wrote one commenter.
“Why is this post still up?” another follower asked Cormier. “He’s literally your enemy.”
Other quick takes include “So fucking gross,” “She don’t love herself,” “See your abs but no back bone,” “Poor thing sold his hole to the devil,” and “Your self-hatred is very evident!” Scroll through the post’s comments for even more savagery.
Schock made headlines earlier this year when he was seen hanging out with shirtless hunks at the Coachella music festival.
More photos and video soon surfaced, allegedly showing Schock making out a guy and reaching down the man’s shorts. He was later spotted stuffing money into a go-go boy’s undies at a gay club in Mexico City.
While Schock has never publicly confirmed or denied his sexuality, some, including former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), feel that if he is gay, he should be exposed because of his history of voting against LGBTQ equality.
“When you are in public office and you vote opposite to the way you live your life, no I don’t think you have privacy,” Frank told ABC News. “Anyone who is gay and votes in an anti-gay fashion has, it seems to me, lost their right to privacy, because it’s been converted to a right to hypocrisy.”
Schock resigned from Congress when questions were raised about his lavish spending while in office. A federal grand jury indicted Schock in 2016 on more than 24 charges, including fraud, filing false income tax returns, and using campaign funds for personal trips and other luxuries. All charges were dropped earlier this year when he agreed to pay back the IRS.
Schock is now reportedly living in Beverly Hills, converting an office building near LAX into a luxury hotel, but might be considering a return to public office.