Roberto Arango on Grindr: Senator Resigns in Gay Photo Scandal
Puerto Rican Senator Roberto Arango Resigns after Grindr Photo Scandal
Puerto Rican Senator Roberto Arango has resigned in the midst of a gay photo scandal. Nude photos which appear to depict Roberto Arango showed up on an iPhone cruising app called Grindr, which targets gay and bisexual users.
Roberto Arango, whom the Daily News has already dubbed "Puerto Rico's Anthony Weiner", didn't even deny that the photos were real: "You know I've been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I've been taking pictures. I don't remember taking this particular picture but I'm not gonna say I didn't take it. I'd tell you if I remembered taking the picture, but I don't."
One of the photos allegedly depicting Arango was extremely NSFW. Roberto Arango was a proponent of Resolution 99, which was a bill which would ban efforts to allow same-sex marriage in Puerto Rico.
A few things we're noticing here:
- A growing correlation between anti-same-sex marriage politicians and same-sex scandals
- Grindr somehow escaped the iTunes App Store's capricious restrictions
- "Grindr" is a great name for a service-- you know exactly what it is. Conversely, what is a "Zoosk"?
Roberto Arango, who represented San Juan in the New Progressive party, is also the chairman of the Republican party for the San Juan Congressional District.