[COMMENTARY] Twitter Shreds Matt Gaetz For Posting Unflattering Photo of ‘Fiance’ Without Her Consent
Late Friday night, Rep. Matt Gaetz (Q-FL) posted a picture of his fiance, Ginger Luckey, that he took of her as she was sleeping and therefore couldn’t give consent for him to use. But Gaetz is used to implied consent, so he went ahead and not only took advantage of the woman by sharing the image with the world, he reminded everyone yet again that he’s under investigation at both the federal and state level over his reported sex trafficking.
The image stunned critics of the Floridan Republican who is already under fire for allegedly paying under-aged women for sex. Employing the Trumpian tactic of pouring gasoline on a controversy when you’re not actively ignoring it, Gaetz humiliated Luckey by taking a selfie with her as she slept with her head back and her mouth wide open. He then made it even worse by adding a frat boyish and sarcastic comment: “So blessed to be with the beautiful @LuckeyGinger.”
Gaetz is enjoying his last weeks of being terrible as a free man. His former partner, Joel Greenberg, is still working with federal and local authorities in Florida, with the assumption that more information about Gaetz’s behavior will be made public. For a party that claims to abhor any violence against children, they’re not very good at holding their own accountable.
That’s where Twitter comes in.
Not that he’ll ever reply, but plenty of Twitter users were still dragging Gaetz well into Saturday afternoon over the tweet, which he still hasn’t deleted. Poor Unlucky Ginger.
This is such disgusting predatory behavior. I'm sure you have a gallery full of them.
— ButtersUnityLarue (@Buttersunity) August 20, 2021
Having Congressmen who behave like this and post these kinds of pictures make me rethink being a part of this group. This is so beneath dignity.
— Beatrice Cardenas (@RealBetyCardens) August 20, 2021
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) August 20, 2021
Ginger Luckey (@LuckeyGinger) is the weird girl who dates Matt Gaetz to feel relevant.
Pretty gross Ginger will fuck a guy who rapes children just for her 5 minutes of "fame." Turns out Ginger isn't lucky at all, just desperate & stupid as shit.
— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@KylaInTheBurgh) August 21, 2021