Ted Cruz Thinks He’s Too Good To Have A Porn Actress In His Ad

Robyn Pennacchia | February 12, 2016 - 5:30 pm

The Ted Cruz Campaign has pulled it’s latest campaign ad, “Conservatives Anonymous” after finding out that Amy Lindsey, who appears in the ad, has previously appeared in several soft-core pornography films, such as Secrets of a Chambermaid, Bikini Airways, and The Sex Spa II: Body Work.

In the video below, Lindsey is the support group member who tells another member, who insinuates he voted for Marco Rubio, that “Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time.”

That line in and of itself is pretty interesting given all the hot news items about Ted Cruz and faces lately! This Wednesday, his wife Heidi declared that he is running to show America “the face of God,” and earlier this month a neurologist wrote an article for Psychology Today explaining the science behind why people find Cruz’s face and smile to be deeply unsettling.

But back to the topic at hand! Lindsey appeared in the ad after responding to a casting call looking for Cruz supporters. She passed her audition and the directors never checked her background. It was actually Buzzfeed that discovered the actresses background, and called the Cruz campaign for comment. They were then told by Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler that they would be taking the ad down.

Tyler said:

“The actress responded to an open casting call. She passed her audition and got the job. Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the production company. Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad.”

Lindsey, who describes herself as a Christian conservative and a Republican, told Buzzfeed that she thinks it’s “cool” that an actress who has appeared in soft-core pornography would appear in a campaign ad for Ted Cruz, stating “In a cool way, then hey, then it’s not just some old, white Christian bigot that people want to say, ‘It could be, maybe, a cool kind of open-minded woman like me.’”

Ehhhhhhh. I’ve got some feelings about this. Number one being that there is literally no reason for anyone who isn’t a bigot–specifically a bigot who hates sex for non-procreative purposes and gay people–to vote for Ted Cruz. To boot, sorry, even with the support of one “cool kind of open-minded woman” like her, voting for Republican will remain about as cool as douching with Lysol while listening to Pat Boone.

Number two? That’s not terribly Christlike behavior, Ted Cruz. What would Jesus do? Would Jesus have turned away a woman like that? I think he would not!

Quite frankly, I think it’s pretty crappy of the Cruz campaign to decide to stop airing the ad because of Lindsey’s background. He’s running for president, and the president’s job is to represent all people, not just those whose jobs he approves of. Lindsey hasn’t done anything illegal, she’s not a criminal, she’s an actress and a sex worker. I find it odd that he doesn’t want to be associated with her, and yet is delighted to be embraced by Ted Nugent, a man who just recently posted an anti-Semitic meme featuring the phrase “Jew York City,” and has written a song about gang raping a thirteen year old girl with the help of a police officer. Just a little bit odd.

Lindsey told Buzzfeed that she is still considering voting for Cruz for president (either him or Trump), because apparently some people will always want to belong to clubs that don’t want them as a member.

[Buzzfeed]