On Friday, 2016 Republican presidential hopeful and professional Beyoncé opponent Mike Huckabee took to Facebook to publicly convey his support for accused sexual predator Josh Duggar.
“Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,’” the former Arkansas governor wrote. “No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.”
He goes on to chide the “blood-thirsty media” for covering the fact that Duggar—a social-conservative activist and reality-TV star—was accused of molesting five underage girls when he was a teen.
Huckabee, being the devout Christian that he is, has plenty of forgiveness to throw around at controversial, similarly devout figures in entertainment. (Again, provided they are not Beyoncé.) For instance, last year, Huckabee took to his verified Facebook account to urge Hollywood and America to make up with Mel Gibson.
“Will Hollywood ever forgive Mel Gibson?” his post reads. He, again, spots an opportunity for casual media-bashing, this time unfair “showbiz journalists.”
“[Gibson has] also quietly given millions of dollars to Jewish charities, and not just to polish his image, because nobody knew about it,” Huckabee added. You can read the whole post below:
Huckabee is a fan of Gibson’s controversial 2004 film, The Passion of the Christ. In fact, Huckabee owes some of the early momentum during his last presidential campaign to a Christian-voters email list that had its roots in the marketing strategy for The Passion of the Christ.
But again, the “blood-thirsty media” are the real problem here.