So much for diversity and tolerance.
On Friday, The Daily Beast and GQ Magazine Culture Writer Ira Madison III attacked the looks of newly appointed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Twitter.
“Butch queen first time in drags at the ball,” he tweeted alongside a picture of Huckabee Sanders at a White House press briefing.
In other words, Madison called Huckabee Sanders a gay male (“butch queen”) dressed as a woman (“in drags”).
About an hour earlier, he had also tweeted out an unappealing screenshot of Huckabee Sanders with the caption, "As I told Sean Spicer when I pulled his plug, this is a one woman show!"
"As I told Sean Spicer when I pulled his plug, this is a one woman show!" pic.twitter.com/4m9bTzI0gd— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 21, 2017
This isn’t the first time Madison has tweeted revolting thoughts. Earlier this year, while at MTV News, Madison accused Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) of using an Asian-American girl as a “prop” – a girl who happened to also be his granddaughter. That tweet has since been deleted.
Last year, Madison, an African-American himself, also went after Ben Carson on Twitter, asking the racially-charged question “house or field?” after a story hinted at Carson’s future in the Trump administration.
UPDATE: On Monday evening, Madison apologized to Huckabee Sanders for what he called an "ill-judged joke."
Apologies to Sarah H. Sanders for the ill-judged joke tweeted Fri, deleted this AM. I didn't mean to offend anyone & I'm sorry that I did!— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 25, 2017