Bernie Sanders supporters are flooding the internet with thirst traps ahead of Iowa Caucus results

Vic Parsons February 4, 2020
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#HotBoysForBernie thirst traps are flooding the internet ahead

"I love vanity for a good cause #hotboysforbernie" – Jaboukie. Twitter/@jaboukie)

An online campaign of thirsty photos of topless men who support Bernie Sanders is flooding the internet.

#HotBoysForBernie was started on January 31, hot on the heels of the #HotGirlsForBernie campaign run by a Twitter account of the same name.

Proclaiming all Sanders supporters to be “hot”, regardless of their physical appearance, the campaign encouraged men to share selfies in support of Sanders ahead of the Iowa Caucus results.

“An online campaign of hot boys around the country following the lead of the courageous #HotGirlsForBernie to support Bernie Sanders going into the crucial Iowa Caucus,” the message read.

“Everyone who supports Bernie is hot, so do not hesitate to participate. Down with billionaires and conventional standards of beauty. Post a hot selfie and hashtag #HotBoysForBernie.”

Obviously, people began sharing selfies online – hot boys of all genders.


“Yeah. I’m voting for Bernie,” one person wrote.

“‘Why?’ you whisper to yourself. Well, let me tell you. Have you seen a candidate hotter? A candidate with such a sexy voice? A powerful, can-do attitude? Nay, I say. You have not. Bernard Sanders is powerful. Get in line.”

Lots of the posters talked about the other campaigning they’d been doing ahead of the Iowa Caucus – working phone banks, going door-to-door and heading to the polls.

“I’m ready to fight the economic and social issues we face today… all while being a hot boy,” another wrote.

“I ate bagels this morning. I may not have all my abs visible but a boy’s gotta eat. Vote and campaign for Bernie Sanders. Donate today,” said another person.

A real photo of me, Matt, one of the many #hotboysforbernie, about to go out canvassing.”

“If you’re voting for Bernie you’re hot I don’t make the rules #hotboysforbernie.”

“I have a fraught relationship w gender but a deeply un-fraught one w bernie sanders #hotboysforbernie,” one user confessed.

Related topics: Bernie Sanders, iowa caucus, US Presidential Race

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