Trump-backed Herschel Walker cancels fundraiser with supporter over 'very offensive' swastika Twitter avatar

Trump-backed Herschel Walker cancels fundraiser with supporter over 'very offensive' swastika Twitter avatar
Herschel Walker in 2018, Wikimedia Commons
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Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker has canceled a fundraiser with film producer Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais after it was revealed that her Twitter profile photo was a group of vaccination needles arranged in the shape of a swastika.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Walker's campaign said that it found Viviano-Langlais's use of the swastika symbol in her profile "very offensive" even though they believed it was a commentary on vaccination mandates.

"Despite the fact that the apparent intent behind the graphic was to condemn government vaccine mandates, the symbol used is very offensive and does not reflect the values of Herschel Walker or his campaign," the campaign claimed, after it initially denied that the photo was actually a swastika.

Viviano-Langlais, meanwhile, defended the graphic and said that "it was a pic showing what happens when fascists demand people insert foreign material into their body they don't want."

Walker is proving to be a controversial candidate for Georgia Republicans, as he has a history of allegedly threatening to murder his ex-wife and of writing graphic murder fantasies about wanting to kill someone for being late delivering a car.

Divorce papers obtained by the Associated Press earlier this year revealed that Walker's ex-wife, Cindy Grossman, in the past leveled several allegations of violent and abusive behavior against him.

"Grossman has said she was long a victim of Walker's impulses," the AP reported. "She told ABC News that at one point during their marriage, her husband pointed a pistol at her head and said, 'I'm going to blow your f'ing brains out.' She filed for divorce in 2001, citing 'physically abusive and extremely threatening behavior.'"

In other news, Trump ally Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed outrage on Wednesday after a Georgia judge shot down the prospect of an audit of the 2020 election. WATCH:

'Devastating news!' Marjorie Taylor Greene melts down after Georgia court denies election audit


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