The White House has condemned recent online attacks targeting an openly homosexual spokeswoman for the Interior Department, deeming them cruel and unacceptable.
The online attacks against Tyler Cherry, the principal deputy communications director for the Department of the Interior, were sparked by criticism from the conservative social media account LibsofTikTok regarding Cherry’s appearance on X, formerly Twitter.
The account shared pictures and past posts of Cherry last week, sparking online discussions and drawing criticism from conservative voices online.
A report initially published in The Washington Post said that the Biden administration responded on Sunday and defended Cherry as an essential team component.
The White House has said nobody should be targeted based on their identity. The Biden administration issued a statement condemning the act, describing it as cruel and reprehensible. A Biden spokesperson said that he is an administration that strongly believes in the idea that out of many, we are one and are pleased that the people who serve in it also embody those values.
The statement said that the administration believes in unity and diversity, adding that the Department of the Interior and the American people benefit from Tyler’s contributions, making him a crucial team member.
During the debate, there were discussions over Cherry’s manner of speaking and the definition of what it means to be professional. The “The Trumpertarian” posted on X about Tyler Cherry being the new communications director for the Secretary of Interior of the Biden regime and asking about the hoop earrings they wore.
They asked in disbelief, “What has happened to this country?”
Cherry was labeled as one of the hardline leftists in the Biden administration by Steve Guest, a former adviser to Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
According to a report in the Post, Cherry is an activist for LGBTQ rights and is a member of a DJ collective for “queers” in Washington, District of Columbia. Since the start of the Biden administration, he has been a spokesperson for the Interior Department. He was promoted to principal deputy communications director at the department in June.