Credit: Vic Ryckaert and Chelsea Schneider , IndyStar
Indiana Sen. Jack E. Sandlin is facing a social media backlash for a Facebook post that called the masses gathered for last weekend’s Women’s March “fat women out walking.”
Sandlin, a Republican, took down the message but not before screenshots had been widely shared on Facebook and Twitter.
The post appeared Sunday and showed a photo of protesters, many in pink hats and carrying signs, with the words “In one day Trump got more fat women out walking than Michelle Obama did in 8 years” — referencing the former First Lady’s campaign against obesity. An estimated 4,500 people in Indianapolis and an estimated 500,000 in Washington, D.C., participated in marches over the weekend.
Jack Sandlin is a member of the Indiana State Senate. This is what we're dealing with. pic.twitter.com/7ZW1bnibnN
— whitney (@its_whitney) January 23, 2017