A day after a gay blogger strongly
called on Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock to come out gay, the Republican
lawmaker has blocked the Instagram account which had provided fresh
fodder for the chronic rumors about his sexuality.
My God reported on Sunday that Schock made his Instagram account
John Aravosis at AmericaBlog had
plundered the account for a story titled The
7 Gayest Aaron Schock Instagram Posts of 2013.
In response, Itay Hod wrote a lengthy
post in which he said that media outlets are obligated to expose
the hypocrisy of closeted politicians. He spoke of a hypothetical
GOP congressman from Illinois who has regularly voted against gay
rights, then pointed readers to Aravosis' post.
In a tweet, Hod added: “i've decided
we should help this guy come out of the closet. how about a good
Schock, 32, who served two terms in the
Illinois House of Representatives before heading to Congress in 2009,
attracted widespread attention for an interview in which he discussed
Rep. Paul Ryan's physique as he strolled down Ybor City's gay
neighborhood in Tampa during the 2012 Republican National Convention
Schock talks Paul Ryan's physique as he strolls through gay