Did you like that, Senator Cruz?

Is it possible that Texas Senator Ted Cruz was caught red-handed perusing some…erm…adult material?

If you aren’t familiar with the senator, he touts himself as a staunch conservative, who regularly touts his strong family values and professes a strict Christian ethic.  However, in the last roughly 24 hours, he might have unintentionally shown the public another side of himself.

While many were marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Senator Cruz was on his way to becoming a trending topic on Twitter.  It began when something unexpected showed up on his Twitter feed.  Yesterday, the twitter account @SexuallPosts tweeted out a 2-minute long hardcore porn video.  The scene got particular appreciation from at least 400 people who liked it, including someone at the account @tedcruz, the senator’s official Twitter handle.

So far, the response from the Cruz camp was to say  “the offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter.”  However, the Cruz folks must think that people can’t tell the difference between something being posted to an account versus it showing up there because you liked it.  Well, let me tell you, it isn’t working.

Today, for quite some time, Ted Cruz has been trending at #1 on Twitter and the memes are flying fast and furiously.

In the meantime, I’ll grab some popcorn and wait for a statement from the Cruz folks.

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An opinionated technologist, JP launched Death By Social Media when he saw just how easily and how often people's misunderstanding/abuse of social media created personal catastrophes. As a result, he wanted to provide a resource that would provide cautionary tales for those seeking to avoid similar fates.