Ted Cruz torched after tweeting #YourBodyYourChoice while supporting Texas anti-abortion law
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) found himself at the center of controversy as a result of his latest tweet in support of individuals making their own choice with their bodies.
On Wednesday, September 29th, the Republican lawmaker verbalized his support for NBA star Kyrie Young.
“I stand with Kyrie Irving and a number of other stars who oppose the COVID-19 vaccine and are refusing to share whether or not they will ever get their vaccine. I stand with Andrew Wiggins. I stand with Bradley Beal. I stand with Jonathan Isaac. #YourBodyYourChoice."
I stand with Kyrie Irving. I stand with Andrew Wiggins. I stand with Bradley Beal. I stand with Jonathan Isaac.… https://t.co/EeYADJqdhg— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1632937272.0
2/x I’ve never said this before: I agree with @KingJames “We’re talking about people’s bodies and well-being. I d… https://t.co/9uvJSETXdg— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1632937372.0
Twitter users quickly noticed the hypocrisy in his words. According to The Independent, droves of lawmakers, celebrities, and other public figures hit back at Cruz.
Per the publication, those individuals included: "Comedy host Samantha Bee, music producer Thelonious Martin, former footballer Shannon Sharpe, and numerous other Twitter users joined the attack, as did Democratic activists such as Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine Pelosi and social media influencer Majid Padellan, known as Brooklyn Dad Defiant."
Film director and comedian Judd Apatow also fired back at Cruz tweeting, “So you believe in choice now? Are you going to fight for that? Oh, not for women. Got it."
Former football player and current broadcaster George Wrighster III also offered Cruz a piece of advice.
“Keep this same #YourBodyYourChoice energy when it comes to women's bodies."
to post this, with that hashtag, given everything that’s going on in his state, has me so mad I genuinely cannot se… https://t.co/kZA1pJRGLV— Megan Schuster (@Megan Schuster) 1632955196.0
@tedcruz Motherfucker, thousands of people died in your state from Rona, you and your family are vaccinated, you to… https://t.co/T0BdPmj9qj— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1632940378.0
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