Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Apologizes For Son’s Offensive Slurs On Twitter
Report: Flake Apologizes For Son’s Offensive Slurs On Twitter
PERRY STEIN 4:03 PM EDT, WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 2013
Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) high school aged son, Tanner, repeatedly published racial, homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs on his personal Twitter account, Buzzfeed reported on Wednesday.
On his Twitter account earlier this year, which has since been locked, Tanner threatened the "faggot" who stole his bike, writing I "will find you, and...will beat the crap out of you." He also called someone a "Jew" for stealing people's ideas and went by the name “n1ggerkiller” in an online game, which he posted screenshots of on his Twitter account.
In a statement to Buzzfeed, Sen. Flake said he was "disappointed" in his son's words and apologized for the "insensitivity."
"This language is unacceptable, anywhere," Flake continued. "Needless to say, I’ve already spoken with him about this, he has apologized, and I apologize as well."
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/15/2014|
His influence on his son is merely a reflection of the influence he has on the country.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/13/2013|
Yeah, kids just come up with that kind of language out of the blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/13/2013|
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, or in this case, the flake doesn't fall far from the Flake.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/13/2013|
Tanner Flake? No wonder he's so pissed off.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/13/2013|
Flake: Son, that was entirely inappropriate. We don't call them "niggers" anymore. The respectful term is "welfare queens."
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/13/2013|
Well at least they didn't name him Snow, r4.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/13/2013|
And of course this will only make him more popular among his constituents.
He's probably patting the kid on the back behind closed doors.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/13/2013|
Why has no one asked the important question. Is Tanner hot?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/13/2013|
I don't know how to feel about this until I know whether Tanner is hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/13/2013|
[quote]Why has no one asked the important question. Is Tanner hot?
If he's the one on the left, fuck yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/13/2013|
Many DLers will probably think he's hot (as all that's needed for them is youth and white skin...), but I think he looks like a typical, smarmy future date-rapist.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/13/2013|
He looks all of 14.
Ready your "Awww" for this sweet family moment:
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/13/2013|
R11, there isn't even grass on the field and at least wait for the acne to clear up
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/13/2013|
r14, that pic is old. Look at the one in r11/r12.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/13/2013|
Now that we've determined his hotness, let's spread his sexy pic throughout the gay corners of the internet. I want to have someone ask his father, "how do you feel about your son being a gay icon?"
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/13/2013|
Tanner's little brother at r11 (the one on the right) has a career ahead of him as a celebrity double for Kiki Dunst.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/13/2013|
[quote]"This language is unacceptable, anywhere," Flake continued.
The senator then chuckled and added, "Wink, wink!"
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/13/2013|
A year older, but still looks like a little douchebag, R15.
I'm sure this will only get dad more votes - it is AZ after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/13/2013|
Isn't that the Log Cabinettes motto, R18?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/13/2013|
No, R22, only a disturbed individual who thinks "honest" people come in one color would have that as their motto.
Clearly you haven't been to a lot of places in the world if you think only young, white people are attractive. You're quite sheltered.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/13/2013|
Looks like Tanner has joined us in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/13/2013|
R24 is under the delusion that every young white person looks like they stepped out of an A&F ad and if you point out that it isn't true, you're accused of being politically-correct when it's really about pointing out the idiocy of someone obsessed with one shade of epidermis.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/13/2013|
R24 In case no one told you, the second someone uses the phrase "Political Correctness" (or a variation on it) they instantly tell the whole world they really have nothing to back up what they are claiming and they are only grasping for straws.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/13/2013|
You know damn well that little Mormon Nazi learned his hate speech at home. Senator Flake strikes me as a true sociopath.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/13/2013|
You have to be carefully taught
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/13/2013|
So have the 2 brothers messed around? I know some of you are psychic and can tell just by looking at the pic. If so, give us some detailed stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/13/2013|
R12 didn't start this, R30. He only pointed what was true - and as you can see from some of the follow-up posts (including yours), he was right.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/13/2013|
R14 why did I immediately think that photo would have been funny if he had blown Barbie's head off with that gun?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/13/2013|
Oh yes r12 DID start it. The important point of r12's post wasn't whether it was true, but the fact that r12 was expressing RESENTMENT of that truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/13/2013|
R30, How is R12 a "PC twat"? I thought political correctness involved telling lies in order to spare feelings. Well, what r12 said is demonstrably true, even in this very thread.
And that other loon who thinks that "political correctness" is the only thing animating an attraction to non-whites is far too stupid to live.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/13/2013|
r37, the answer to your question is fairly evident. r12 was being pissy about it being true. Unless you're a PC type, why wouldn't you just accept natural hotness as what it is?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/13/2013|
As republicans go, his father is pretty moderate. He voted to repeal DADT and in 2007 he voted in favor of ENDA. Maybe this is the way his son rebels?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/13/2013|
R36? He was pointing out the truth about the average *DL* poster. Perhaps you should go and get some fresh air so you comprehend Datalounge isn't the world. Ya know, where the actual "truth" resides.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/13/2013|
Most of you wouldn't mind the F word being uttered a few times if Tanner was fucking you in the ass. You know it's true.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/13/2013|
But, R38, is "natural hotness" limited to any one group? I'm sure you'll say it's "politically correct" to say "no."
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/13/2013|
[quote]But, [R38], is "natural hotness" limited to any one group?
It's certainly far more prevalent in Tanner's demographic.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/13/2013|
Tonight r23 is going to masturbate to the shirtless pic and have a great orgasm. Then he'll immediately sign on to DL and rant about how horribly "racist" people are.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/13/2013|
[quote] is "natural hotness" limited to any one group? I'm sure you'll say it's "politically correct" to say "no."
That makes absolutely no sense. Why would one need the excuse of being politically correct to say no when the truth will suffice?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/13/2013|
Why are you all letting this thread get hijacked? It's intentional, you realize.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/13/2013|
PC people just can't let things go r47.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/13/2013|
Why am I not surprised that the types of creepy bigoted men who use "PC" ad nauseum are pining away for a 15 year old?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/13/2013|
Oops, sorry about the link. Let's try again:
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/13/2013|
[quote]Tonight [R23] is going to masturbate to the shirtless pic and have a great orgasm. Then he'll immediately sign on to DL and rant about how horribly "racist" people are.
I think r50 still had cum on the keyboard while typing his post.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/13/2013|
The height of idiocy is thinking your opinion of attractiveness is the "truth," and then having the nerve to call everyone "pc" for calling you out as an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/13/2013|
[quote]to call everyone "pc" for calling you out as an idiot.
So that's different from calling everyone an "idiot" for calling you out as a PC twat?
"You suck!!" "No, you suck!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/13/2013|
Yeah. The kid is clearly KKK material. Nazis are foreign.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/13/2013|
It is bad when Republicans, rednecks, etc. are attractive. It confuses the issue too much. We should maintain our focus, be vigilant and remember......... .... oh, where was I going with that?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/13/2013|
The difference is that I'm right in my assessment, R54.
Someone who runs to use "pc" like it's a security blanket because they really have no valid point is in fact an idiot.
You have some idiot proclaiming that only young white people are attractive or "naturally hot" and someone else points out how dumb that is, and is then called "pc." Give me a break.
An idiot calls people "pc" because they're just not bright.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/13/2013|
This thread is hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/13/2013|
I hate to say this but I think the dad (Sen. Flake) is the hottest in the pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/13/2013|
r59, you don't hate to say it at all. You just hate the fact that you know you're lying.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/13/2013|
r57, for all that blather, all you really said is "when I use baseless insults it's OK because I believe I'm right, but when others insult me, they're wrong because... well, I'm right."
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/13/2013|
Looking at r53/r57...
[quote]The height of idiocy is thinking your opinion of attractiveness is the "truth,"
[quote]The difference is that I'm right in my assessment
I do believe r53 called himself an idiot in r57.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/13/2013|
R60, in R59's defense, he prefers guys who can actually get into a PG-13 movie without an adult.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/13/2013|
As can everyone in the pic r63.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/13/2013|
Why would I lie? I don't find adolescents attractive. I don't find twinks attractive either. I'm not one of the pedo-trolls who think anyone who finds someone under that age of 18 attractive is a child molester.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/13/2013|
It's unfortunate that Flake narrowly beat Carmona in the Senate race last year.
Now the voters of Arizona are going to have to learn the hard way.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/13/2013|
So you like wide older guys with boobs r65? Well, to each his own.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/13/2013|
I guess I do. I prefer a man with pecs that some chicken-chested twink or scrawny older guy who thinks he looks cool in his A&F t-shirt.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/13/2013|
[quote][R12] didn't start this, [R30]. He only pointed what was true - and as you can see from some of the follow-up posts (including yours), he was right.
[quote]Oh yes [R12] DID start it. The important point of [R12]'s post wasn't whether it was true, but the fact that [R12] was expressing RESENTMENT of that truth.
Girls, Girls! Fer crissakes, you're BOTH pretty!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/13/2013|
[bold]1 senator, 2 sons, 4 days, 1 deserted island: Jeff Flake escapes again to the North Pacific[/bold]
Article with video.
Dad is hot, older son is hot, and younger son is going to be hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/13/2013|
R62, that was a brilliant retort, esp. when we're talking specifically about physical attractiveness, but you knew that.
You want to say that only young white people are attractive, go right ahead because I couldn't give a shit. However, when you throw in that it's the truth, every honest person knows it, and then run to "pc" when you're called out for it, prepare to be called an idiot. And quelle surpise, you ignored those posts (probably because you agree or wrote them yourself), so your assessment of me means nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/13/2013|
R50 nailed it!
The idea that only white people are attractive is racist in itself, but to claim it's "the truth", like it's been somehow proven and that everyone accepts it as fact, is nothing short of mental illness.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/13/2013|
I'm sure Flake's son didn't just come up with that racist shit on his own. He learned from his parents. Anyhow, he needs a hard kick to the balls and up his ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/13/2013|
The stuff he wrote is not just racist and homophobic, its down right violent. If I was this kids father, I dont know if I would want to sleep under the same roof as him.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/13/2013|
The problem with Tanner Flake is probably arrogance. He's got a heightened sense of confidence that comes from being who he is and looking like he does. Combine that with the conservative politics of his father and he probably feels superior to most people and it shows in his language.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/13/2013|
You must be a scrawny, emaciated loser, R77.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/13/2013|
r72, who said that "it's the truth that only white people can be attractive"? Are you an extrapolator?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/13/2013|
r78, your seething rage over not being young and hot is apparent to all.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/13/2013|
Gotta love DL, the only place where a blatant expression of violent, homophobic, and anti-Semitic rhetoric is answered by a discussion if he's "hot." The question that has not been asked yet is, " Is he uncut?" C'mon uncut trolls, you're slipping.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/13/2013|
Can you imagine the rolls of fat on r78?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/13/2013|
Oh fuck no, r81! Please don't suggest that he has foreskin. Being a hateful Republican is bad enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/13/2013|
I wonder if they went nude the whole time on that island in r70's link. There was no one else around but the three males - what a great opportunity for bonding as nature intended. Surely they didn't bother with the board shorts when the cameras were put away.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/13/2013|
R84, for some reason I'm picturing Jack, David, and Shaun Cassidy flopping around. I wonder if the Flakes sing.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/13/2013|
Jeff Flake needs to apologize for raising a bigot, but his homophobic/racist ass doesn't know the first thing about integrity.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/13/2013|
[quote]The question that has not been asked yet is, " Is he uncut?"
The majority of white boys, particularly of the redneck variety, are circumcised.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/15/2013|
I must say he's inspired me. I'm going to call myself wiggerkiller on Twitter from now on. Hey I hate flakes and if the name fits wear it.....
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/15/2013|
Thomas Roberts reported on MSNBC this weekend that Flake's son has now locked his Twitter account.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/15/2013|
Agreed, R73, but the boy doesn't need a hard kick. His father does. And to lose his cushy senate seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/15/2013|
Please post any and all full frontal naked pictures of both Tanner and his father, preferably of them having sex with each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/15/2013|
Unfortunately we won't get that chance for another 5 years now, R91.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/15/2013|
Off topic.... Can someone start a thread for me? Funeral Drama.... I have the most over the top family funeral drama that occurred yesterday. Thanks!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/15/2013|
[quote]Tanner Flake pretends to commit suicide in 2011 on YouTube:
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/15/2013|
Shameful. Flake's apology is worse than the useless asshole spermcrap that uttered such hate.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/15/2013|
This kikd is mentally unstable- he needs help right away before he really does commit suicide because of the backlash he is getting from his tweet, which he won't be able to handle. Daddy- you better hide those guns you have in the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/15/2013|
Tanner is certainly into guns big time. You can see him posing with them in the photos above.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||06/16/2013|
Well, this thread deserves to be bumped. What is it about right-wingers' offspring and cruelty to animals. Didn't Huckabee's son hang and kill a dog for fun?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/15/2014|