A state senator in Rhode Island is defending a disturbing video she posted to TikTok earlier this week, in which she "twerked" upside-down in a thong bikini before asking people to vote for her.
Rhode Island State Senator Tiara Mack, a Democrat and a "black, queer woman," posted this video to social media on Monday – and fair warning, it may make you want to gouge out your own eyes with a spoon.
Rhode Island State Senator Tiara Mack (D) made this video encouraging people to vote for her. She also sponsored a bill for teaching kids “queer inclusive, pleasure-based sex ed” pic.twitter.com/835n4jS8LS— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 5, 2022
Now, Mack is defending the video and blasting any “conservatives” who may have criticized an elected official jiggling her exposed butt-fat rolls for votes.
“Damn. Twerking upside down really makes the conservative, unhinged internet accounts pop off on a Monday,” she mocked in a post Tuesday.
To which even some liberals responded with disgust.
“I'm not a conservative and I'm disappointed. Where do we draw the line on the behavior of public figures?” one user answered. “I like when WE have a standard of decorum that we want OUR people to rise to. To be UNCOMMON to be admired! This ain't it.”
“[G]irl. I have an Ivy League degree and am a state senator. Hate to break it to you. Their decorum isn’t for us. They can’t respect us in a system designed to oppress us,” Mack answered.
The system is so oppressive that I have an Ivy League degree and I’m a State Senator. pic.twitter.com/IEiuavbmVn— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 5, 2022
Her point, apparently, being that black people are so oppressed, it doesn’t matter if they take off their clothes and shake their rear ends for a camera to get attention, because acting with at least some semblance of basic dignity is just white people's version of "decorum."
Unfortunately for Mack - and perhaps her campaign - it seems most people on social media disagree.
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