Kanye’s epic VMA rant wasn’t the only drama-worthy story that took place last night. On Sunday eve, news broke that politician Anthony Weiner was involved in yet another sexting scandal. Back in 2011, Weiner was busted for sending a lewd photo to a woman (who was not his wife) after he accidentally posted the pic to his public Twitter account. Whoopsie. But it looks Weiner just couldn’t stay away from the allure of the sexy selfie. Last night, the New York Post outed Weiner for another sexting scandal after the woman involved offered to share her messages and photos with Weiner in exchange for anonymity.
The texts and photos sent between Weiner and the woman are primarily all sexually suggestive. Which makes one photo of him and his son particularly inappropriate. In the photo, Weiner is in his underwear with his five-year-old son, Jordan asleep beside him.
Shortly after these findings were revealed, Wiener’s wife Huma Abedin, who stuck by him after the 2011 scandal and through his resignation from Congress, announced the couple will be separating. She released a statement that read, “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”
Since Weiner’s resignation, he has focused on being a full-time dad. Abedin is one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides and has been right alongside her throughout her current presidential campaign. But her dedication to her work is somehow coming back to haunt her amidst the release of these new photos.
In an article on the scandal, the Washington Post writes, “Weiner isn’t just facing questions about his political career. He’s facing questions about his parenting skills. And for the third time, his questionable decisions are ensnaring his wife, one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, by raising questions about her decision to leave their son in a potentially dangerous situation.”
Are we now really accusing Abedin of child endangerment by having a career? The photo Weiner sent was inappropriate and frankly inexcusable. But is shaming Abedin for being a working mom the issue to narrow in on from this situation? We’ll go ahead and let you think that one over.
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