Democrat Rhode Island state senator, 28, is slammed for posting video of herself TWERKING upside down and encouraging people to vote for her: ‘This is tacky. This is lazy’
- Tiara Mack, 28, entered the Rhode Island legislature in January 2021 – the first openly LGBTQ black person elected to the senate
- On Monday she posted a video of herself on a beach in a bikini, doing a headstand and twerking upside down
- ‘Vote Senator Mack!’ she said at the end of the eight second clip – which has attracted over 4,000 likes in the first 24 hours
- Later on Monday, she tweeted: ‘Damn. Twerking upside down really makes the conservative, unhinged internet accounts pop off on a Monday’
- Mack then on TikTok addressed her critics, noting that she has an Ivy League degree and her constituents like her because she is ‘fun’
A Rhode Island state senator raised eyebrows with a TikTok campaign clip of herself twerking while upside down in a very revealing bikini and saying: ‘Vote Senator Mack.’
Tiara Mack, 28, entered the Rhode Island legislature in January 2021 – the first black openly gay woman to do so, and set tongues wagging with her July 4 video, which was filmed on one of her adopted home state’s famed beaches.
The Democrat’s video sparked a strong reaction, with 4,220 likes in the first 24 hours.
She captured the clip: ‘A promised senator thirst trap at Block Island.’
Mack added a devil emoji, and joked: ‘How many nip slips am I allowed to get on the 4th of July?’
A friend off camera replied: ‘You already have three.’
Tiara Mack, a 28-year-old state senator for Rhode Island, posted a clip to social media of her twerking upside down on Monday
Mack captioned the video: ‘A promised senator thirst trap at Block Island’
Several hours later, as the outcry grew, she tweeted: ‘Damn. Twerking upside down really makes the conservative, unhinged internet accounts pop off on a Monday.’
Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host, was among those outraged by the clip.
Mack is seen in the Rhode Island senate in a photo she posted in September 2020
He mockingly described her as ‘the next rising star of the Democrat party,’ and added: ‘Why isn’t she Secretary of State? Why aren’t they pushing her for president?’
Mack herself then responded to some of the criticism in her TikTok videos.
When one person commented that she ‘set the race back years with this’, Mack replied: ‘This is tacky. This is lazy. What? No, baby girl – this ain’t it.’
Another person commented: ‘I don’t ever wanna hear you complain about how ‘women aren’t respected in this country’ after posting this.’
Mack responded: ‘Honey baby. This ain’t it. Because I have an Ivy League degree and I’m a sitting state senator. It’s not about what I’m wearing. It’s not about what I’m doing. They won’t respect me regardless.’
Mack is seen on June 20 at a Pride parade in Rhode Island
Mack on Tuesday responded to her critics, noting that she has an Ivy League education and her constituents like her because she is ‘fun’
One critic referred to her as a U.S. senator.
‘Do yall really be coming on the internet without knowing how to do a simple Google search?,’ she asked.
‘I’m a state senator baby girl. The United States ain’t got nothing to do with me. She ain’t got nothing to do with me.’
Raised in Georgia and South Carolina, Mack moved to Rhode Island to study public health at Brown.
In 2020, she challenged incumbent state senator Harold Metts in the Democratic primary and defeated him, winning 60 percent of the vote.
Prior to her successful political debut, she served as the Youth Organizing Specialist at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.