Last week, Mayor Pete raised a ruckus when he claimed “I can’t even read the LGBT media anymore, because it’s all, ‘he’s too gay, not gay enough, wrong kind of gay.’
“Like, jeez, alright. All I know is life became a lot easier when I just started allowing myself to be myself, and I’ll let other people write up whether I’m ‘too this’ or ‘too that’.”
Speaking to Buzzfeed’s AM2DM on Saturday, Buttigieg was grilled as to why he had “come for queer media” at a time of instability for the industry.
He responded: “I appreciate the question and the chance to clear this up.
“Just to be clear, LGBTQ media plays an increasingly important role, especially at a time like this.
“I had a grumpy moment where I was thinking about some of the coverage that I do get frustrated with that seems to tell people how to be gay [sic].
“And that’s, to be fair, happening in a lot of different sources and places online, and it’s one reason why as a candidate, it’s healthy just not to read too many clips about yourself to begin with.
“But I don’t want to take away from the very important work that’s being done in the queer media right now.”
He added: “Look, when you’re a politician, you’re fair game. Even though I don’t think of myself as a politician, I’m running for political office.
“Everything you say is on the record, everything has an impact, and it’s important to make sure that you’re saying things in the right way and they have the right effect.”
Mayor @petebuttigieg tells @AM2DM that he was having a "grumpy moment" when he criticized LGBTQ media and said his frustration was about coverage that "seems to tell people how to be gay" pic.twitter.com/Daxd9KFADC— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) September 21, 2019
So, we cleared that up, mmmmkay?
(via PinkNews; Photo: MediaPunch)