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Brad Polumbo is the latest in a long line of moderately unattractive Token Gay Conservatives™ trying to cash in on his identity. Like his grifting predecessors Milo Yiannopoulos, Rob Smith, etc., Polumbo enjoys vomiting milquetoast centrist takes that the leftist hivemind of Twitter considers right-wing. When he isn't writing boring opinion pieces for the Washington Examiner and Quillette, he's creeping on middle-school-aged boys on Instagram.
That Gay Shit
Polumbo is gay. Like the leftists he lambasts, he leveraged his identity into a position as an insignificant media figure who spends most of his life on Twitter. Because he is gay, people are less inclined to call him out on his creepy behavior, as fellow conservative nobody Ashley Rae Goldenberg stated.
Instead of going after guys with whom he would be compatible, he spends his time creeping on straights like Jacob Wohl, or left-wing gays whom he publicly puts on blast when all he wants is for them to, uhh, do the same to him. He was called out on this:
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Last year, it was discovered that Polumbo follows a bunch of underage boys on Instagram, most of which being preteens. While Brad has managed to get much of the evidence removed from the internet, this ThreadReader (archive) page and this YouTube video showcase some of the underage male content he was following.
Polumbo reacted predictably, accusing his detractors of being alt-right trolls while not denying the accusations.
While one of the "middle school boy" pages the Nick Fuentes acolytes cited was a meme page, it doesn't explain the dozens of other preteen and teen boys Polumbo was following. And accusing your detractors of homophobia when faced with valid criticism is a page from every leftist's playbook, lending further argument that Brad's ideological leanings may not actually be what he wants to portray.
Instagram (private, I wonder why)
Washington Examiner (archive)