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Anti-LGBTQ+ Politician Caught Commenting on Gay Man's Sexy Instagram Pics

Anti-LGBTQ+ Politician Caught Commenting on Gay Man's Sexy Instagram Pics

Anti-LGBTQ+ Politician Caught Commenting on Gay Man's Sexy Instagram Pics

Tennessee's Lt. Governor Randy McNally has supported the state's recent anti-drag and anti-trans bills.

Tennessee lieutenant governor Randy McNally is in hot water after reporters found that he frequently likes suggestive and sexual pics from a gay Instagram user named @franklynsuperstar.

The photos include pictures that show close-ups of the man’s butt in underwear, workout pics, and sexy outfits, including women’s clothes. McNally’s comments often include heart and fire emojis and supportive compliments.

One specific post, which shows a closeup of Franklyn’s butt with his underwear pulled tight, McNally commented on saying, “Finn, you can turn a rainy day into rainbows and sunshine!”

While McNally calls the man Finn, WKRN News 2 in Tennessee interviewed him and identified him as Franklyn. He says that McNally followed him in 2020 and has sent compliments by direct message, but the two have never met in person.

“To me, I’m not a stranger to compliments, so I don’t really read into them because I just think that’s wrong to assume somebody’s hitting on you just because they’re nice to you,” the man told News 2. “He did not say he wanted to date me or have sex or anything like that.”

“I just hope that he knows I love him and LGBTQ+ loves him and would love him even more if he would open his heart and treat everyone else the way he wants to be treated because the way I want to be treated is to be accepted and be able to be myself and not be taken to police,” Franklyn continued.

McNally’s team hasn’t denied that he commented on the posts, and instead have tried to spin the story into just being about an older man who wants to enthusiastically use social media but doesn't quite get it.

“Trying to imply something sinister or inappropriate about a great-grandfather’s use of social media says more about the mind of the left-wing operative making the implication than it does about Randy McNally,” a statement from the lieutenant governor’s office reads. “As anyone in Tennessee politics knows, Lt. Governor McNally is a prolific social media commenter.”

“He takes great pains to view every post he can and frequently posts encouraging things to many of his followers,” the statement continues. “Does he always use the proper emoji at the proper time? Maybe not. But he enjoys interacting with constituents and Tennesseans of all religions, backgrounds, and orientations on social media. He has no intention of stopping.”

Today, McNally himself commented on the pictures and his replies.

When a reporter asked him to comment on the issue and how long he’s known Franklyn, McNally responded, “oh, a while now.”

“I’m not anti-gay,” he continued. “We pass bills that kind of limit certain things and I think there are safeguards in those bills…”

When the reporters brought the subject back to Franklyn, McNally said that he just likes to comment on social media.

“I try to encourage people on my posts, and I try to support people, and just because he’s gay, I also have friends who are gay, and I have relatives who are gay, and I don’t feel any animosity towards gay people, I think that’s pretty clear.”

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