You are an awful human being. And no you don’t get to be my State Rep.
If homeless people are something to make fun of…
Posted by Kyle Hillman on Monday, December 11, 2017
“It was inappropriate,” says Arthur Noah Siegel.
He is talking about his controversial post on Instagram and Facebook last week. It shows someone’s feet in hole-filled socks resting on an L seat. The post describes the feet as “stinky.”
Siegel, who’s running for Illinois state representative against incumbent Kelly Cassidy in the Democratic primary, says he deleted the post after about an hour.
But by then, screen shots were already being shared on social media by people disturbed that someone running for public office would post such a thing.
He indicates the photo was meant to show the reactions of other riders, even though the image is a close-up of the L rider’s feet. […]
Siegel blames his poor judgment on the stress he’s under from challenging Cassidy’s primary petition signatures — and challenges on his own petitions.
To that, [Rep. Kelly Cassidy] responded: “If this process is too stressful, the job is even more so.”
He falsely claims the pic was supposed to be about rider reactions when it was a closeup of the guy’s feet? Then he blames stress from petition challenges for the post? Hilarious.
Not the greatest scandal in the history of the world, of course. The point here is that this guy’s responses under fire show more about his character than he may realize.