The undecided voter in the red sweater who became a breakout star with his appearance during the second presidential debate is discovering some of the pitfalls of fame.
The AP reports that Ken Bone learned “the hard way” this week what it’s like to be famous.
Bone, who answered questions from Reddit users, apparently made the mistake of including his Reddit username in a tweet announcing the Q&A.
“Those who looked up the name found Bone has shared his thoughts on such topics as images of a pregnant woman in a bikini and the increased ‘sexual satisfaction’ he found after undergoing a vasectomy,” the AP reports. “In another post, he said the 2012 fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin was justified but also expressed contempt for the shooter, George Zimmerman.”
The revelations triggered some blowback on Twitter, the report notes. One user tweeted: “example 1,345,702 that you should never meet your heroes because they’re probably a weirdy.”
Bone didn’t appear too upset, commenting: “I’m not running for president. I can say whatever I want.”
He also commented during his Reddit session: “I’ve had almost a quarter million new Twitter followers, and only 3 death threats. Great ratio!”