Horrific, Sexist, Racist Reddit History Discovered On Debate Star Ken Bone

October 20, 2016

Clearly Bone isn’t the golden child we all thought he was.

If you watched the second presidential debate, or even just surfed the interwebs in the past week, there’s a very strong chance you know who Ken Bone is.

Bone had his five minutes of fame during the debate when he famously asked a question about energy while donning a bright red sweater, a pair of black-framed spectacles and moustache that the world almost immediately recognized made him a dead ringer for the Toy Story character who freakishly goes by the same name: Kenneth Bone, and began spewing out memes on at an exponential rate.

But after Bone – who quickly achieved star status in the days following the debate, signing a sponsorship deal with Uber and racking up over 240,000 Twitter followers (up from less than 20) – took part in a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ segment on Thursday evening, the supposed average American Joe’s whimsical image quickly turned sour.

Reddit users uncovered Bone’s past comment history by searching his username, StanGibson18, shortly after the session concluded, unearthing a disturbing past of sexist, racist and downright horrifying comments.

In his archived threads, Bone references actor Jennifer Lawrence’s 2014 hacked nude photos, commenting, ‘Maybe she should have been more careful with her pics, but the bad guys are still the ones who sought them out and looked at them. By which I mean guys like me… I saw her butt hole. I liked it.’

Bone also wrote about the killing of Trayvon Martin – the 17 year-old Black teen who was shot by volunteer neighborhood watch patrolman, George Zimmerman, who fired because he claimed he felt unsafe, during a period of unprovoked violence against Black men – which he referred to as ‘justified’.

The internet celebrity also posted comments in which he referred to pregnant women as ‘beautiful human submarines’ and confessed to insurance fraud, saying ‘I forged documents to make it look like I had car insurance so I wouldn’t get fired from my pizza delivery job,’ and, ‘My fake cards and documentation fooled 3 bosses and a cop’.

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Despite the controversy, the famous undecided voter is slated to cover tonight’s final presidential debate as a correspondent for Jimmy Kimmel, which he previously appeared on, directly after the second debate.

“I’m going to be taking notes and pretending that I’m a real journalist like you and doing my very best,” Bone recently told USA Today.

“I’m sure there will be a comedic element.”

Video and images via reddit.com, twitter.com and youtube.com.

Comment: Do you think the undecided voters for the second debate should have been more thoroughly screened first, or is the Reddit scandal an invasion of Ken Bone’s privacy?

 

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