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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Apologizes For Son’s Offensive Slurs On Twitter

Report: Flake Apologizes For Son’s Offensive Slurs On Twitter


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 Anonymousreply 10211/15/2014

His influence on his son is merely a reflection of the influence he has on the country.

by Anonymousreply 106/13/2013

Yeah, kids just come up with that kind of language out of the blue.

by Anonymousreply 206/13/2013

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, or in this case, the flake doesn't fall far from the Flake.

by Anonymousreply 306/13/2013

Tanner Flake? No wonder he's so pissed off.

by Anonymousreply 406/13/2013

Flake: Son, that was entirely inappropriate. We don't call them "niggers" anymore. The respectful term is "welfare queens."

by Anonymousreply 506/13/2013

Well at least they didn't name him Snow, r4.

by Anonymousreply 606/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 706/13/2013

He's adorable!!

by Anonymousreply 806/13/2013

Why has no one asked the important question. Is Tanner hot?

by Anonymousreply 906/13/2013

I don't know how to feel about this until I know whether Tanner is hot.

by Anonymousreply 1006/13/2013

[quote]Why has no one asked the important question. Is Tanner hot?

If he's the one on the left, fuck yes.

by Anonymousreply 1106/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1206/13/2013

He looks all of 14.

Ready your "Awww" for this sweet family moment:

by Anonymousreply 1306/13/2013

R11, there isn't even grass on the field and at least wait for the acne to clear up

by Anonymousreply 1406/13/2013

r14, that pic is old. Look at the one in r11/r12.

by Anonymousreply 1506/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1606/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1706/13/2013

[quote]"This language is unacceptable, anywhere," Flake continued.

The senator then chuckled and added, "Wink, wink!"

by Anonymousreply 1906/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2006/13/2013

Isn't that the Log Cabinettes motto, R18?

by Anonymousreply 2106/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2306/13/2013

Looks like Tanner has joined us in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 2506/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2606/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2706/13/2013

that little PIG!

by Anonymousreply 2806/13/2013

You know damn well that little Mormon Nazi learned his hate speech at home. Senator Flake strikes me as a true sociopath.

by Anonymousreply 2906/13/2013

You have to be carefully taught

by Anonymousreply 3206/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3306/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3406/13/2013

R14 why did I immediately think that photo would have been funny if he had blown Barbie's head off with that gun?

by Anonymousreply 3506/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3606/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3706/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3806/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3906/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4006/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4106/13/2013

But, R38, is "natural hotness" limited to any one group? I'm sure you'll say it's "politically correct" to say "no."

by Anonymousreply 4206/13/2013

R41 speak for yourself.

by Anonymousreply 4306/13/2013

[quote]But, [R38], is "natural hotness" limited to any one group?

It's certainly far more prevalent in Tanner's demographic.

by Anonymousreply 4406/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4506/13/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 4606/13/2013

Why are you all letting this thread get hijacked? It's intentional, you realize.

by Anonymousreply 4706/13/2013

PC people just can't let things go r47.

by Anonymousreply 4806/13/2013

"Oh, Tanner...

by Anonymousreply 4906/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5006/13/2013

Oops, sorry about the link. Let's try again:

"Oh Tanner...

by Anonymousreply 5106/13/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 5206/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5306/13/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 5406/13/2013

[quote]"Nazi"??? Really?

Yeah. The kid is clearly KKK material. Nazis are foreign.

by Anonymousreply 5506/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5606/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5706/13/2013

This thread is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 5806/13/2013

I hate to say this but I think the dad (Sen. Flake) is the hottest in the pic.

by Anonymousreply 5906/13/2013

r59, you don't hate to say it at all. You just hate the fact that you know you're lying.

by Anonymousreply 6006/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6106/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6206/13/2013

R60, in R59's defense, he prefers guys who can actually get into a PG-13 movie without an adult.

by Anonymousreply 6306/13/2013

As can everyone in the pic r63.

by Anonymousreply 6406/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6506/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6606/13/2013

So you like wide older guys with boobs r65? Well, to each his own.

by Anonymousreply 6706/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6806/13/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 6906/13/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 7006/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7106/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7206/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7306/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 7406/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7506/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 7606/13/2013

You must be a scrawny, emaciated loser, R77.

by Anonymousreply 7806/13/2013

r72, who said that "it's the truth that only white people can be attractive"? Are you an extrapolator?

by Anonymousreply 7906/13/2013

r78, your seething rage over not being young and hot is apparent to all.

by Anonymousreply 8006/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8106/13/2013

Can you imagine the rolls of fat on r78?

by Anonymousreply 8206/13/2013

Oh fuck no, r81! Please don't suggest that he has foreskin. Being a hateful Republican is bad enough.

by Anonymousreply 8306/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8406/13/2013

R84, for some reason I'm picturing Jack, David, and Shaun Cassidy flopping around. I wonder if the Flakes sing.

by Anonymousreply 8506/13/2013

^^ Flaky Breaky Heart?

by Anonymousreply 8606/13/2013

Jeff Flake needs to apologize for raising a bigot, but his homophobic/racist ass doesn't know the first thing about integrity.

by Anonymousreply 8706/13/2013

[quote]The question that has not been asked yet is, " Is he uncut?"

Probably not.

The majority of white boys, particularly of the redneck variety, are circumcised.

by Anonymousreply 8806/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 8906/15/2013

Thomas Roberts reported on MSNBC this weekend that Flake's son has now locked his Twitter account.

by Anonymousreply 9006/15/2013

Agreed, R73, but the boy doesn't need a hard kick. His father does. And to lose his cushy senate seat.

by Anonymousreply 9106/15/2013

Please post any and all full frontal naked pictures of both Tanner and his father, preferably of them having sex with each other.

by Anonymousreply 9206/15/2013

Unfortunately we won't get that chance for another 5 years now, R91.

by Anonymousreply 9306/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9406/15/2013

[quote]Tanner Flake pretends to commit suicide in 2011 on YouTube:

by Anonymousreply 9506/15/2013

Shameful. Flake's apology is worse than the useless asshole spermcrap that uttered such hate.

by Anonymousreply 9606/15/2013

That video is shocking.

by Anonymousreply 9706/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 9806/15/2013

White trash.

by Anonymousreply 9906/15/2013

Tanner is certainly into guns big time. You can see him posing with them in the photos above.

by Anonymousreply 10006/16/2013

Is this him, too?

by Anonymousreply 10106/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 10211/15/2014
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