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TRIGGER WARNING: RFK Jr. Poses With Deceased Dog


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, MoveOn Political Action condemned Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s vile display of disrespect and cruelty that was detailed in a shocking Vanity Fair piece. The article details a trip RFK Jr. took to Korea, where he posed with the carcass of a barbecued dog for a photo that he circulated to friends as recently as last year. An excerpt from the Vanity Fair piece is below:

“The picture’s intent seems to have been comedic—Kennedy and his companion are pantomiming—but for the recipient it was disturbing evidence of Kennedy’s poor judgment and thoughtlessness, simultaneously mocking Korean culture, reveling in animal cruelty, and needlessly risking his reputation and that of his family.”

“Pictures can say a thousand words, but this image says three: disgusting, cruel, and offensive. RFK Jr.’s behavior is so beyond the pale and offers voters a disturbing glance into who he truly is. The revelations in this story raise serious questions about his judgment, and it’s disqualifying for any politician, but especially for one running for the highest office,” said MoveOn Chief Communications Officer Joel Payne. 

Read the full piece here. 


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