The fan base that made Ken Bone and instant Internet sensation turned against him just as quickly on Thursday.
Bone, the rotund man in a red sweater who went viral after his question during the second presidential debate, has come under fire after a series of comments he supposedly made online were unearthed.
Bone opened up during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Thursday, using the username StanGibson18, but news outlets quickly discovered that Bone’s username has been linked to some eyebrow-raising posts in the past.
The same username had crudely discussed hacked nude images of Jennifer Lawrence, discussed pregnant porn and quipped about committing “felony insurance fraud.” Bone also seemingly commented on the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin.
The reaction was swift and severe.
We hate ken bone now— sophie (@ughrevolution) October 14, 2016
Oh and y’all’s undecided monster buddy Ken Bone turns out to be pretty awful? Color me shocked.— B. (@brynne_mk) October 14, 2016
We all knew this day was coming ... #KenBone is actually a horrible person.— Glenn Griffin (@rglenngriffin) October 14, 2016
Bone, for one, didn't seem very affected by the backlash. Late Thursday, he tweeted a link promoting merchandise that features his face.