Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh
on Monday suggested that presidential candidate Hillary Rodham
Clinton had staged a Humans of New York posting involving a gay teen.
The photo posted on the popular
photoblog's social media accounts shows a teary-eyed young boy
sitting on a stoop.
“I'm homosexual,” reads the
caption. “I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people
won't like me.”
Clinton was among the thousands to
“Prediction from a grown-up: Your
future is going to be amazing,” Clinton wrote. “You will
surprise yourself with what you're capable of and the incredible
things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you
– there will be lots of them. – H.”
Limbaugh told listeners that the
message is probably a “phony” political ploy.
“Where the Clintons are concerned,
there are no coincidences with the Clintons. There just aren't any.
And I feel very confident and safe speculating that this whole thing
is as phony as it gets,” he said.
“We're supposed to believe a
photographer walking the streets of New York City sees this kid
crying on his stoop then takes his picture? And then the kid says
this to the photographer 'I'm crying about my future because I'm gay
and I'm really worried about my future and I don't think I'm going to
be loved and it's going to be really hard out there.' The kid looks
like he's 8 or 9. You know who the kid looks like? The kid looks
like the kid that was in the gay pride parade last week – picture
showed his mom proudly had him out there dressed up in some kind of
rainbow colored drag queen get-up with a Roman crown of whatever on
his head. This kid looks exactly like that kid. I'm not saying its
the same kid. I'm just saying that's what this 8-year-old looks
“Anyway, its just a little too
convenient,” he added.