Andre Leon Talley Has Some Choice Words For Gov. Rick Santorum

We already knew that Vogue contributing editor (and living fashion legend) Andre Leon Talley was not a fan of the Republican candidates for president, but what we didn’t know is the specificity with which his rage for them is peppered.

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Our friends at Jezebel talked to Talley about his prolific tweets about the GOP candidates (some of which are documented here) at the Spanish dress exhibit he curated for the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York. And while Talley is displeased in general with how uncivil the Republican debates have become, he’s really, really upset with the mere existence of one candidate in particular: Rick Santorum.

I don’t have words for a person like that, who can say the things he says…And I did say this morning that if all the white men in the world were like the white men on this [debate] stage, you wouldn’t want to talk to a white man in the U.S.A! But I know that not all white people act like that. Because I have friends who are white, and I’ve traveled the world. The man who scares me the most is that Rick Santorum. What kind of ego do you have to have to think you can become president of the United States with the kind of extreme right-wing values he has? Like banning contraceptives.” Let alone his statements about homosexuality. “‘Man on dog,’” quoted Talley, practically spitting the words. “It’s all very, very frightening. And offensive. You know what, these men are all such pols. P-O-L-S. And they are ap-pall-ing.”

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Ouch. For all of Talley’s comments against Santorum (example here), the former Pennsylvania Senator has been making strides with Republican voters. An audit found that he actually won the Iowa Caucus by 34 votes, beating frontrunner Mitt Romney. People even want to cop his v-neck sweater vest steez — and they can by buying one of his campaign’s official Santorum versions.

Still, none of that matters to Talley, who will continue railing against Santorum for being “a person like that, who can say the things he says,” about Black people (or Blah people, if you will) and the gays. We sort of wish more fashion people would jump into the fray here — we’d love to know what Daphne Guinness really thinks of Michele Bachmann.

[Jezebel]

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