Investigative journalist and filmmaker Leslie Cockburn, who happens to be actress Olivia Wilde’s mother, is running on the Democratic ticket for congress in Virginia. Her Republican opponent is a man named Denver Riggleman. None of that seems particularly strange.
This week Cockburn sent out a tweet about Riggleman that has people shaking their heads and wondering what has become of this world.
In the tweet, Cockburn says:
My opponent Denver Riggleman, running mate of Corey Stewart, was caught on camera campaigning with a white supremacist. Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. This is not what we need on Capitol Hill.
Yes, you read that right. Big. Foot. Erotica.
My opponent Denver Riggleman, running mate of Corey Stewart, was caught on camera campaigning with a white supremacist. Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. This is not what we need on Capitol Hill. pic.twitter.com/0eBvxFd6sG
— Leslie Cockburn (@LeslieCockburn) July 29, 2018
The question on everyone’s mind:
How is bigfoot porn even a thing?
— Bubba Joe Jim Bob #VetsResist (@BubbaJoeJimBob1) July 29, 2018
It's surprisingly popular… There's a bunch of it self-published on Amazon, LOL
— Cynical Romantic (@cynicgrrl) July 30, 2018
This is why we can't have nice things.
— Schrödinger's Trump is anti-concentration camps (@SchrodngrsTrump) July 30, 2018
Aren’t we all kind of feeling like this?
As a kid I was told I should try and learn something new every day. 2018 is testing me.
— mmm oh my god (@thatprincesong) July 30, 2018
People simply can’t wrap their heads around it.
excuse me https://t.co/cyAd8a23Ub
— j.r. hennessy (@jrhennessy) July 30, 2018
Meanwhile, in VA-5… https://t.co/LzJq8JgIvC
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) July 30, 2018
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) July 30, 2018
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 30, 2018
— Lt. Commander Caroline McCarthy, U.S. Space Force (@caro) July 28, 2018
I’m reading all the horrified tweets from people who saw “Bigfoot” was trending, clicked it excitedly because they thought someone finally proved its existence, and then realized it’s because someone running for Congress is into Bigfoot porn.
Monday is off to a good start.
— Lt. Commander Caroline McCarthy, U.S. Space Force (@caro) July 30, 2018
In case anyone needed more info on Bigfoot porn.
I’m so glad Buzzfeed published this almost 4 years ago. https://t.co/XzFBGAZLfY
— jonathankoren™ (@jonathankoren) July 30, 2018
WaPo bigfoot erotica explainer: These books are almost always self-published, short and inexpensive. ,,, In 2013, one author, Virginia Wade, told Business Insider that her self-published monster erotica sometimes earned $30,000 a month.https://t.co/gr1iLbvnbG
— Danny Eldredge (@danielgeldredge) July 30, 2018
The shocker? No one is really shocked.
2018, when “devotee of Bigfoot erotica” — (yeah, big”foot”) — is uttered in politics without anyone blinking https://t.co/uhEfovTV0i
— Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) July 30, 2018
This is what our society has become. I can't wait until my kids start history class. https://t.co/LWm8szrgYa
— Yeenie boi (@Return_of_Kin) July 30, 2018
We're at a place where “Republican candidate for congress is a devotee of Bigfoot erotica” isn't even the weirdest story in American politics this week. https://t.co/xkELy3o1OS
— Paul Fairie (@paulisci) July 30, 2018
So yeah. That happened.