Ted Cruz "Likes" a Pornographic Tweet
Ted Cruz “Likes” a Pornographic Tweet refers to an hour or so on September 11th, 2017 in which Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz had a post in his Twitter “likes” featuring a clip from a pornographic film.
At some point during the day, Ted Cruz’ Twitter account “liked” the video, and since one’s likes are public information on Twitter, the like was soon noticed.
Online Reaction Once the “like” became common knowledge on Twitter, it was quickly joked about, as people mocked Cruz with pictures of him or with screenshots of the video.
User @TheDukeWindsor posted stills from the video and captioned them “When you notice Ted Cruz liking twitter porn,” gaining over 1,600 retweets (shown below, left).
After the tweet was liked for about an hour, Cruz staffer Catherine Frazier tweeted an update which stated “The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter.”