Right wing radio pundit Rush Limbaugh implied on his show yesterday he thinks a gay child featured July 3 on the Humans of New York Facebook page is a conspiracy to make presidential candidate Hillary Clinton look good, reports Media Matters.
In the posting, the teary child is sitting on his stoop and quoted as saying, “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.” The post generated 643,196 “likes,” including George Takei, and scored a comment from Clinton, who wrote:
Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing,” she wrote on Facebook. “You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you – there will be lots of them. —H.
Limbaugh said it was all too convenient.
“Where the Clintons are concerned – there are no coincidences with the Clintons,” Limbaugh opined. “There just aren’t any. And I feel very confident and safe speculating that this whole thing is as phony as it gets.”
Limbaugh seemed incredulous that the boy would happen to be sitting on his stoop when photographer Brandon Stanton happened to find him.
“We’re supposed to believe a photographer walking the streets of New York City sees this kid crying on his stoop then takes his picture?” Limbaugh asks.
He then said the child in the picture, who isn’t named, looks like 8-year-old Desmond Napoles, who gained fame when video emerged of him twirling and strutting in a tutu and crown during New York City’s gay pride event in June.
“This kid looks exactly like that kid,” he said. “I’m not saying it’s the same kid. I’m just saying that’s what this 8-year-old looks like…Anyway, it’s just a little too convenient.”
Watch Limbaugh’s segment below, via Media Matters: