Former Congressman (and current candidate for New York City Mayor) Anthony Weiner called a press conference late Tuesday afternoon to confirm that new inappropriate photos of the candidate have been made public.
Unlike the press conference Weiner held two years ago to announce his resignation from Congress, his wife Huma Abedin stood by his side during his statement and even addressed the press on her own. (The intensely private Abedin rarely gives interviews.)
Naturally, Twitter lit up with advice for Abedin regarding what her next move should be . A sampling is below:
Sexters gonna sext.
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) July 23, 2013
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 23, 2013
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) July 23, 2013
Huma, you gotta be more like Django. #unchainthyself
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) July 23, 2013
— Karol (@karol) July 24, 2013
Dear Huma – I think I speak for all of us when I say: time to dump the schmuck. Get out while you can. Love, womankind.
— Kirsten Borman (@kborman) July 24, 2013
Huma you gonna believe? Me or or your lying eyes?
— John Dickerson (@jdickerson) July 24, 2013
Very much enjoyed Huma's "it wasn't easy not to divorce him" part of this speech. Can we get a better husband for her please?
— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) July 23, 2013
I'm going to set Huma up with my friend Doug.
— Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) July 23, 2013
Huma is the new Rorschach. Horror, respect, pity: reactions run the gamut. But impossible to know what a marriage is like on the inside.
— Frank Bruni (@FrankBruni) July 24, 2013