Is Former Congressman Anthony Weiner Seeking Twitter Comeback Advice?

New York City – April 26, 2009: Former Congressman Anthony Weiner marching on Fifth Avenue during the annual Greek Independence Day Parade

Anthony Weiner, the ex-congressman-turned-convicted sex offender, has returned to the social media platform Twitter, which set the stage for his sex selfie-fueled collapse more than a decade ago. The 57-year-old tweeted for the first time in nine years on Wednesday, asking followers for advice on how to make a social media comeback — and they unanimously agreed that he should just stay away.

Weiner tweeted, “Advice for returning to Twitter,” along with the poll button element of the social media sites. Almost 65 percent of the more than 10,000 individuals who have voted so far believe he should “stay out.” “Update your bio then run,” was one of the poll options. “Act like nothing happened” and “Just Don’t” were others. Despite the response, Weiner says he would continue to promote his podcast and radio show on social media.

Weiner’s continuous sexting scandals have rocked the world. In September 2017, Weiner was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina, which was the final straw for his long-suffering wife, Huma Abedin, former vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The scandal-ridden Democrat recognized that social media was not the best place for him, but he decided to give it a chance in order to promote his events. He presently co-hosts two radio shows on 77 WABC, ‘The Middle with Anthony Weiner’ and ‘The Left Versus The Right.’

However, if the poll and comments are any indications, Twitter is not ready to welcome Weiner back, who resigned in 2010 after mistakenly tweeting a picture of himself in his underwear. Weiner acknowledged sending illicit images to at least three women after competing for mayor of New York City in 2013.

In 2016, a 15-year-old North Carolina girl stated that Weiner had been sending her sexually explicit messages for months. In February and March 2016, Weiner emailed the minor “adult pornography” and frequently persuaded her to strip naked and fondle herself as he watched over Skype and Snapchat, according to federal authorities.

In 2012, Donald Trump had tweeted, ‘@RepWeiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.’


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