On Friday, Republican congressional candidate Paul Nehlen superimposed an image of “Cheddar Man” over Meghan Markle’s face and tweeted it out. This seemed to be a racist attack on Merkle.
Cheddar Man is said to be the oldest complete skeleton dating back 9,000 years that was found in Britain.
According to new DNA analysis, Cheddar Man would have dark skin, blue eyes, and dark, curly hair.
Nehlen is a Trump supporter who is challenging Paul Ryan for his seat. He tweeted the image with a caption that read, “Honey, does this tie make my face look pale?”
Nehlen’s racist tweet quickly received condemnation, including a response from Markle’s Suits co-star Patrick J. Adams.
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Adams took to Twitter to call out Nehlen and called him a “sad and sick man with no sense of shame or class.”
Oh @pnehlen – you’re a sad and sick man with no sense of shame or class. Get a life. And don’t go anywhere near MM – she’s got more power, strength, honor and compassion in her fingernail than you’ll ever know in this lifetime. Way above your weight class.
— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) February 10, 2018
Other Twitter users blasted Nehlen for his tweet, calling him a racist and saying they reported his account.
Nehlen responded saying he insisted he was protesting claims that “prove whites never existed.”
This racist POS is running for Congress (I won’t RT the original image of Markle he tweeted earlier). But we need to send the message that “candidates” like this have no place in our government and we’d be happy if they live the rest of there lives under the darkest rock. pic.twitter.com/XoDHCmbOK1
— Jenn Taylor-Skinner (@JTaylorSkinner) February 11, 2018
On Monday, Twitter confirmed that Nehlen has been permanently banned “for repeated violations of our terms of service.”
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Nehlen is described as “a defiant mouthpiece for the racist ‘alt-right.’”
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