Bigfoot porn rattles Virginia's congressional race, triggering social media meltdown

Democrat candidate Leslie Cockburn has accused her Republican opponent, Denver Riggleman, of liking and authoring Big Foot erotica.


                            Bigfoot porn rattles Virginia's congressional race, triggering social media meltdown

US Congressional race candidates are generally seen sullying each other's reputation to get an upper hand in the poll, however, in Virginia, things have gotten bizarretime time around as a running politician has been accused of "being into" Big Foot porn.

According to reports, Democrat candidate Leslie Cockburn has accused her Republican opponent, Denver Riggleman, of liking and authoring Big Foot erotica.

She has also alleged that Riggleman supports white supremacists.

The Democrat is set to face Riggleman for Virginia's 5th Congressional District on the November ballot. The district also includes Charlottesville, which was the site of a deadly white supremacist rally last year. 

Microblogging opinion platform Twitter went into a frenzy on Sunday when Cockburn shared a sketch — from Riggleman's Instagram page — which showed a creature similar to a Bigfoot with its genitals hidden by a "censored" sign.

Cockburn, in her tweet, wrote that Riggleman was "caught on camera campaigning with a white supremacist. She was reportedly referring to a video where the Republican could be seen going on a campaign trail with the co-founder of the white nationalist group Unity & Security for America, Isaac Smith.

The Democrat then added: "Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica," and shared an image of the sketch along with the tweet.



Cockburn later tweeted another picture from Riggleman's Instagram page which showed the Republican candidate's face superimposed on a drawing of Bigfoot, which also has its genitals censored.

"My ‘buddies’ thought this pic was fitting for my birthday next week,” Riggleman' caption of the picture read, "and to celebrate my new book release in about a month or 2… ‘Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him.’"



The Republican's Instagram page has now been set to private.

According to The Cook Political Report, Riggleman had been promoting a self-published book with the title "Mating Habits of Bigfoot" on his Facebook page until recently. The congressional candidate has not deleted the page, reports state.

Riggleman has also co-written a book titled 'Bigfoot Exterminators Inc.: The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale of Monster Hunt 2006.'

Shortly after Cockburn shared the tweets, users appeared puzzled and bemused at the Bigfoot allegations against a politician, and before more users could figure out the context #BigFoot started trending on the site. 

One of the users wrote: "Bigfoot porn being an actual topic of political discussion is my absolute favorite thing to happen in 2018."