While Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres had kind words for a gay child photographed crying on his stoop for the blog Humans of New York, Rush Limbaugh unsurprisingly didn't offer the same gesture.
The image, released a week after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, included a caption with the boy’s words that read “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me.” Clinton’s response: “Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing. 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”
Speaking on his radio show, Limbaugh questioned the authenticity of the picture and insinuated that the Clintons staged it.
“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. 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 kids 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 thats what this 8-year-old looks like. … Anyway, it’s just a little too convenient.”
Watch Limbaugh in action below, via Towleroad.