At the request of Jeb Bush, the Florida governor’s new tech whiz Ethan Czahor has been scrubbing his Twitter history of any tweets deemed “offensive.” These include mentions of “sluts, women and gay men.”
“Governor Bush believes the comments were inappropriate,” Kristy Campbell said in an e-mail to USA TODAY. “They have been deleted at our request. Ethan is a great talent in the tech world and we are very excited to have him on board the Right to Rise PAC.”
Czahor is a Santa Monica-based techie who graduated college in 2009 and co-founded Hipster.com. His tweets began disappearing today after news broke that he had been hired by Jeb Bush to be his chief technology officer for Bush’s political action committee, Right to Rise.
After the story of his hiring broke, the tweets on his Twitter account began disappearing. This morning the count was 177; by afternoon the latest tweet count was 132.
According to screen grabs of the deleted tweets captured by Buzz Feed, at least two posts from 2009 made reference to women as sluts.
One example by Czahor: “new study confirms old belief: college female art majors are sluts, science majors are also sluts but uglier.” Another tweet read, “most people don’t know that ‘halloween’ is German for ‘night that girls with low self-esteem dress like sluts'”
Czahor posted a note on Twitter indicating the deleted tweets represented “some old jokes I made years ago that I no longer find funny or appropriate” and used the hashtags #learning and #maturing.