Pop singer Aaron Carter was met with an onslaught of vicious personal attacks on Twitter after he endorsed Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Saturday.
“I am self-funding my campaign and am therefore not controlled by the lobbyists and special interests like lightweight Rubio or Ted Cruz!” wrote Trump on Saturday morning.
I am self-funding my campaign and am therefore not controlled by the lobbyists and special interests like lightweight Rubio or Ted Cruz!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2016
A short time later, Carter, who is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, posted his support for Trump, by asking his 500 thousand followers, “Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote For @realdonaldtrump.”
In typical fashion, leftwing Twitter trolls and social justice warriors quickly pounced on Carter, and designated the 28-year-old as a an immigrant-hating closet “racist” who hates the poor.
Aaron Carter is Crazy Little Republican Party Racist ☹️ https://t.co/i9lP2aMNFg
— andy (@andyetc) February 27, 2016
FYI Donald Trump doesn't like poor people, so you better reevaluate your decision @aaroncarter LOL
— 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 (@CJG_TT) February 27, 2016
— Nikki Irish: NOW IN PHOENIX (@Nikki_Irish) February 27, 2016
The singer was also inundated with responses describing him as “sexist,” “broke,” “irrelevant,” and anti-LGBT.
Carter spent most of Saturday warding off the attacks.
One Twitter user also asked others to contact the singer’s management team to request he be dropped for supporting “bigotry.”
Carter responded to the request: