Anthony Scaramucci Insists He’s Been a Gay Rights Activist His Whole Life, and He’s Not Wrong

Anthony Scaramucci Insists He’s Been a Gay Rights Activist His Whole Life, and He’s Not Wrong

Be first to like this.
Translate this Story and earn Hornet Points!

Yesterday, TMZ reported that Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former communications director, was going to star in a Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile, though it was pulled at the last minute. Today, TMZ caught up with “The Mooch” to ask him about the T-Mobile spot, which resulted in him saying, out of nowhere, “I’ve been a gay rights activist my whole life!” But do the words “Anthony Scaramucci gay rights” go together at all?

In the video, Scaramucci says he suspects the T-Mobile advertisement was killed over politics. “I don’t know, we’re in a very polarized society right now. So, my guess is that it’s a combination of things, but the weird thing is, I’ve been a gay rights activist my whole life. So, because I sided with Trump on the election, I guess I don’t get any credit for that. So. I’m actually a mixed-bag politically and quite centrist. But that’s OK. That’s their decision, no big deal.”

To be fair to Scaramucci, he has been pro-LGBT; in fact, during his (very brief) tenure as Trump’s communications director, people hoped that perhaps he could change the tide of the Administration. He’s said multiple times — including after Trump was elected — that he’s for marriage equality. Scaramucci has said that he’s a gay rights activist many times, saying:

I’m also a gay rights activist. You can look it up. I’ve given to American Unity PAC, I’ve given to the Human Rights Campaign, I’m for marriage equality. And by the way, [Trump will] be the first American president in U.S. history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance.

So, with his comments about Trump having “a pro-gay rights stance” — was Scaramucci hopeful or trying to sell Trump to centrists? After all, Trump’s policies have been anything but pro-LGBT. Either way, in our eyes, though Scaramucci has been an ally, he’s lost quite a few points for aligning himself with Trump, regardless if he wanted to affect change from the inside.

 

Watch the Anthony Scaramucci gay rights video below:

Related Stories

The Weird, True Story Behind 'Little Shop Of Horrors' (and Its Secret Lost Ending)
A Peek Under the Towel: Inside the 500-Year History of Gay Bathhouses
When Did the Word 'Gay' Stop Meaning 'Happy' and Start Referring to Homosexuals?
It's Time to Replace Confederate Statues with Dolly Parton
Quantcast