Images of presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg are going viral online ’cause he’s grown a sexy, bushy beard. Or at least appeared to.
The snaps, tagged #BeardedButtigieg show him with varying stages of facial hair, one which includes a porn star moustache and army kecks. (We’re already having visions of the politician’s OnlyFans). However, the pics had been doctored using FaceApp, which allows you to had facial hair, tattoos and probably bend whatever’s in the background of the photo.
The creator of the pics, Jim Fall, told Advocate that he was inspired to create the pics after this week’s fiery debate in Las Vegas, writing “damn, he looks good with a full-on beard!” he exclaimed.
“It’s amazing to me that we are living in a time where an out gay married man is a serious contender for the presidency,” Fall said. “No matter what you feel about his specific politics, the LGBTQ community should be celebrating. I see so many gay men on social media knocking him down, and it’s disheartening. You don’t have to love him or even support him, but don’t disrespect him. Don’t eat your own.”