2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg criticized LGBT media
for having an agenda when they cover his campaign and said that
he can no longer read it and be himself.
Buttigieg appeared Wednesday on SiriusXM's "The Clay Cane Show,"
where he was asked about divisions within the gay community — he
said the constant minutia and fractured opinions driving LGBT
publications finally pushed him away.
“I just am what I am, and, you know, there’s going to be a lot
of that. That’s why I can’t even read the LGBT media anymore
because it’s all, ‘he's too gay, not gay enough, wrong kind of
gay,'” the South Bend, Ind., mayor said.
Buttigieg said the most important thing for him is having the
freedom to be himself, instead of allowing other people to
dictate terms on how he should act.
“All I know is that life became a lot easier when I just started
allowing myself to be myself and I’ll let other people write up
whether I’m ‘too this’ or ‘too that,'” he added.
In the most recent Fox News poll on the 2020 Democratic primary,
Buttigieg polled at 5 percent, behind Sens. Kamala Harris, D-
Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and
former Vice President Joe Biden.