Donald Trump Jr. used a meme of Billy Porter to “throw shade” at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
Porter, who has won an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony and is the star of the FX show “Pose” had just walked the red carpet at the Grammy’s in a teal motorized hat that had fringe along the brim.
Porter is well known for his flamboyant fashion sense. Vanity Fair once wrote of Porter’s style, “Porter is a hot ticket for the quality of his looks, not just the quantity. The Broadway legend and ‘Pose’ star have an uncanny ability to stand out and speak up with his clothes no matter the occasion.”
After the Grammy’s Donald Trump Jr. used a meme of Porter’s motorized hat to insult Hunter Biden.
Politician’s kids are off limits… even 50 year old Corrupt Hunter Biden.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 28, 2020
Porter did not hesitate to shut Trump Jr. down with a tweet of his own.
“When our corrupt President’s (@realDonaldTrump) corrupt son (@DonaldJTrumpJr) uses your fierce #Grammy look to try and throw shade. @taylorswift13 @CNN #donaldtrumpjr #trump #donaldtrump”
— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) January 28, 2020
Later the same say “Sesame Street” tweeted images of Porter on the set of the iconic kid’s show. The tweet read, “Billy Porter bringing those fierce vibes to Sesame Street,” with a fire emoji and #Season51.
The tweet received a lot of positive comments, but a few took things in a negative direction attacking the out LGBTQ activist which prompted “Sesame Street” to share their long-time credo “Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors. ♥”
Porter made headlines earlier this week for speaking out about Pastor Troy’s homophobic rant about Lil Nas X. Porter stated that there was still a lot of homophobia in hip hop and advised Lil Nas X to brush it off and keep on being himself.