State Senator on Fat-Shaming Meme: ‘Not Sure How That Ended Up on My Facebook Wall’

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Photo: Mike's Corner/Facebook

Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of women (and men and nonbinary people and just about anybody else with a bone to pick with the Trump administration) marched in Washington, D.C. Which inspired conservative Facebook page Mike’s Corner to share a less-than-inspired image macro featuring a photo of some of the protesters and the caption, “In one day, Trump got more fat women walking than Michelle Obama did in eight years.” Which Indiana State Senator Jack Sandlin in turn shared to his own Facebook page.

Sandlin has since un-shared the post, but the comment sections of his remaining public posts are filled with screenshots of when the meme was on his Facebook wall. (Whitney, the woman who shared the screenshot on Twitter, confirmed with Select All she screenshotted the shared meme from Sandlin’s wall while it was still visible.) In addition to the meme, hundreds of comments have been left criticizing Sandlin for sharing the misogynistic and fat-shaming meme in the first place. Select All has reached out to Sandlin for comment and will update this post if we hear back. Until then, Sandlin’s latest post says he’s “not sure” how the meme wound up on his Facebook wall. “People who know me will know that’s not my view,” Sandlin concluded his non-apology, which he then deleted from his Facebook wall some time early Monday.

A screenshot of Sandlin’s now-deleted post about sharing the meme.
Politician Unsure How Fat-Shaming Meme Got on His Facebook