#MeAt14: Roy Moore scandal prompts women to tweet their teen pics
In response to the allegations Roy Moore inappropriately touched a 14-year-old girl in 1979, Twitter users have started uploading pictures of themselves at that age.
The #MeAt14 campaign started trending Saturday night on Twitter. Moore, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat left behind by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was accused by four women of sexual misconduct in a Washington Post article on Thursday.
Saturday, Moore made his first public appearance since the allegations at a mid-Alabama Republican Club meeting honoring Veterans Day. Moore, a Vietnam veteran, spoke at the meeting. He addressed the accusations later in his speech, saying they were “fake news” and a “desperate attempt” to stop his campaign.
Users who participate in the hashtag use #MeAt14 and upload a picture of themselves at 14-years-old– the same age Leigh Corfman was when she says Moore took her to his Gadsden home, took off her clothes, and touched her inappropriately.
Three other women, who were also in their teens, said they went on dates with Moore.
Lizz Winstead, a writer and producer who co-created The Daily Show, was one of the first to use #MeAt14 and ask for the flood of photos. She also encouraged users to use #NoMoore along with their pictures, in protest of Moore.
Some Twitter users responded with comical answers, while other took the challenge more seriously. The underlying question in the #MeAt14 tweets, according to NPR and Winstead, is should these young teens be able to consent– and be in a relationship with– a 32-year-old?
This is me at 14. I was on the gymnastics team and sang in the choir. I was not dating a 32 year old man. Who were you at 14? Tweet a pic, tell us who you were and pic to the top of your page #MeAt14 #NoMoore http://pic.twitter.com/HPVzMgaD8h
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) November 12, 2017
— Holly (@hollyislate) November 11, 2017
Inspired by @AshaRangappa_
You cool with a 32 year old man dating me? http://pic.twitter.com/ffpQRwDGON
— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) November 11, 2017
This was #MeAt14. I had side bangs.
If I could not make a rational decision about my hair, I was definitely not old enough to date. I believe Leigh Corfman. http://pic.twitter.com/j4kybFkJB1
— Aysha Seedat (@ayshaseedat) November 11, 2017
— Vita Power [?][?] (@THerman23) November 11, 2017
— Mary Ann Campbell (@Memberberryvine) November 12, 2017
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November 11, 2017 at 05:59PM