Jeb Bush aide tweeted that burping in the gym is a way of saying: ‘I’m not gay’
A technology specialist hired by Jeb Bush to help with his 2016 presidential run has been forced to delete several offensive tweets.
Ethan Czahor, the co-founder of Hipster.com, was appointed on Monday as chief technology officer for the former Florida governor’s ‘Right to Rise’ political action committee.
After news of Mr Czahor’s appointment was released, tweets on his Twitter account started disappearing, but not before they were captured by social media analysts.
— Ethan Czahor (@czahor) February 9, 2015
Several of the deleted tweets refer to women as “sluts”.
In June 2011 Mr Czahor tweeted: “The Golds Gym in San Francisco has a wide selection of free weights, machines, and men who undress you with their eyes while you work out.”
Mr Czahor tweeted in January 2010: “When I burp in the gym I feel like it’s my way of saying, ‘sorry guys, but I’m not gay.’”
He also previously made derogatory comments about actress Lindsay Lohan.
A spokesperson for Jeb Bush told BuzzFeed: “Governor Bush believes the comments were inappropriate. They have been deleted at our request. Ethan is a great talent in the tech world and we are very excited to have him on board the Right to Rise PAC.”
He said President Obama should drop highly partisan political issues, referring to the latter’s 2012 endorsement of equal marriage, and instead focus on economic policies.
As governor in 2006 Mr Bush hinted at supporting a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, put forward at a federal level by President George W Bush.
Same-sex marriage was already illegal in Florida.
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But in recent years his position has moderated.
In March 2013, the Republican said the issue of same-sex marriage should be handled at the state level.
In a 2012 interview, Mr Bush appeared to offer support for some same-sex relationships, but he also maintained that “traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned.”