Politics

Porn Actress Doesn’t Like Cruz Back

‘But I’m happy to see that he could be a fan of mine,’ she says

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walks through the Senate subway as he leaves the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The pornographic actress in the video briefly liked by Sen. Ted Cruz’s Twitter account said she’s not a fan of the Texas Republican.

“With his stance against the porn industry and adult entertainment, I’m not a fan of Ted Cruz,” actress Cory Chase told the New York Daily News on Tuesday.

Chase said she learned about the news from friends when she turned on her phone Tuesday. 

She tweeted earlier from her home in south Florida that she was “literally in the dark” in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

On Monday night, it was revealed Cruz’s Twitter account “liked” a clip from a pornographic video featuring Chase. The senator’s spokeswoman later said the tweet was removed by staff and reported to Twitter.

Chase told the Daily News, “I do hope he enjoys the video if he watched it.”

In an interview with HuffPost, Chase criticized the Texas Republican for watching the video for free.

“He pirated that video. He should have paid Reality Kings (the video’s distributor) for a subscription,” she said.

Chase told the Daily News that if it really was Cruz, he would be the first politician to openly like her work.

But “you never know if someone has a pseudonym,” she said.

After an all-day bashing on Twitter, late night television picked up the story, with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel saying he doubted it was Cruz who hit the “like” button. 

“I don’t think Ted Cruz looks at porn,” Kimmel said. “Ted Cruz masturbates to pictures of poor people without health care.”

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” also doubted that it was Cruz who liked the clip, but for different reasons:

“Come on, people. It’s no big deal. Everyone watches porn, all right? It’s part of being a normal human being … which is exactly why we know Ted Cruz didn’t do it!”

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