Indiana State Senator Jack Sandlin Claims He Did Not Share Fat-Shaming Meme About Women’s March

Indiana state senator Jack Sandlin claims he didn’t share a fat-shaming meme referencing Michelle Obama about the Women’s March on Saturday.

Sandlin apprently shared the meme on Facebook, which was first posted by Mike’s Corner, a right-wing Facebook page that frequently shares misogynist and racist imagery to its 180,000 followers.

The meme references the significant size of the Women’s March on Saturday and targets former first lady Michelle Obama’s achievements through her “Let’s Move!” campaign. It went up on Mike’s Corner on that same day and it’s been shared over 360,000 times.

Sandlin seems to have shared the photo on Sunday without adding any commentary, according to a screenshot captured and posted on Twitter. Facebook and Twitter users have been criticizing Sandlin in comments on his social media handles.

Sandlin later tried to explain what happened, writing another post on his Facebook page that has since been deleted. According to screenshots, Sandlin wrote, “Apparently there is an offensive post on Facebook that’s attributed to me about women in Washington marching. Not sure how that ended up on my Facebook wall but that certainly does not reflect my opinion of women. People who know me will know that’s not my view.”

“I don’t believe that I put it there,” Sandlin told IndyStar. “There’s always an outside chance that I could have hit something. I know others that have had stuff show up on their Facebook wall as well,” he added.

The Republican state senator is a former police officer and Army veteran who currently runs a private investigating firm. He has pro-life views and is currently member of the NRA.

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