GOP candidate Paul Nehlen has been suspended from Twitter after publishing a racist post involving actress Meghan Markle, the British royal Prince Harry's fiancée. Patrick J Adams, who played Markle's on-screen husband in the popular legal drama, condemned Republican businessman Paul Nehlen after he reportedly posted an edited image of Prince Harry's bride-to-be, who is biracial.
Geneticists recently revealed that the almost 10,000-year-old Cheddar Man, which is known as Britain's oldest complete skeleton, would have had dark skin, black hair, and blue eyes. The cruel post, which was captioned: "Honey, does this tie make my face look pale", was branded as "sick" by Patrick, who penned a lengthy tweet against the comment.
Nehlen asserted that he is still a member of the Republican Party in an email to the AP.
"Yesterday, Twitter banned me from its platform", Nehlen wrote.
"For Twitter, reining in abusive content has posed a challenge as the company has touted itself as the ultimate place for free speech and open debate", reported NPR's Alina Selyukh in 2016, noting that the 2016 presidential election cycle was "marked by a flood of sexist, racist, anti-Semitic and threatening commentary". "He's dead to us", Breitbart chief Steve Bannon said.
In a text message to The Post's David Weigel, Nehlen described himself as "pro-white" and said he opposed double standards.
However, in a recent blog post, the micro-blogging site also acknowledged that blocking politicians or world leaders from using Twitter would "hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions".
Nehlen "has spent months curating an image of a sometimes ironic, but most certainly honest, white nationalist willing to say things meant to push populist nationalism into the discourse", writes the Southern Poverty Law Center. "You can't silence everyone", he wrote, along with the hashtag #ShallNotCensor. He cited comments by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who accused Twitter of censoring conservatives but not liberals.