Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks gay men to sell monkeypox T-shirts
United States Congresswoman and conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) on Thursday lobbed homophobic attacks on LGBTQ+ people and hocked her reelection campaign's monkeypox swag to her podcast audience.
Greene's monkeypox T-shirts feature monkey emojis emblazoned over text that reads: "SEE NO MONKEYPOX, HEAR NO MONKEYPOX, SPEAK NO MONKEYPOX." They first appeared in early June.
The virus is spread through close physical contact and infected surfaces and has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. While the first cases appeared among men who have sex with men, health experts have repeatedly stressed that it is not a so-called "gay" disease.
The “government must fight homophobic stigmas surrounding monkeypox," Doctor Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday.
Investigations are still underway to determine what triggered the outbreak that began in Western Europe in June.
Despite the advisories, right-wing attacks on MSM have persisted.
"Get your monkeypox T-shirt because, you know, monkeypox is all the rage. It is the hottest thing going in Washington, DC right now and you are not supposed to talk about how it really gets spread around but we are going to just go ahead and let you know that yes it is sex, gay sex orgies. Sorry, everybody. That is the truth. It just had to be said," Greene proclaimed. "So make sure you get your monkeypox T-shirt but don't catch monkeypox. Stay away from that stuff."
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\u201cMarge Greene tonight on Monkeypox: \u201cYou\u2019re not supposed to talk about how it really gets spread around \u2026 Yes, it is gay sex orgies.\u201d\u201d— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1659057042
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