A candidate for the Libertarian party chair stripped naked in front of attendees at the party’s national convention in Orlando, stating that he thought everyone could “use a little fun.”

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It all depends on your definition of “fun,” I guess, because this image is something I will never be able to unsee:

During a two minute time allotment for what was supposed to be a short speech, the candidate in question began dancing on stage to an unidentified song. While at first members of the crowd encouraged him with cheers and rhythmic clapping, they quickly began to boo and roar at the candidate once he began to remove his clothing.

The party member, who stripped down to a tassled black thong, then apologized to the crowd.

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“I’m sorry, that was a dare,” he stated, and then immediately relinquished his bid for the chair position.

“You’re an ass!” one member of the crown replied. Another purportedly remarked that the party “needed to be taken seriously,” implying that the routine convention attendees had witnessed didn’t help much.

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The antics of my new favorite Libertarian mascot, who has yet to be identified, occurred on the same day it was announced that Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, would run as their presidential candidate. Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld was named as his running mate.

Johnson beat out Austin Petersen, the founder of The Libertarian Republic magazine, and John McAfee, everyone’s favorite anti-virus software magnate and one-time murder suspect.


Contact the author at jamie.reich@jezebel.com.

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Image via screenshot/YouTube.