A Republican politician is causing a stir with a controversial video. Valentina Gomez demands not to be “weak and gay”.

Republican candidate Valentina Gomez is causing a stir with a provocative video. Gomez, who is running for government office in Missouri, posted a short video on social media of herself jogging and wearing a bulletproof vest.

According to Newsweek, Gomez says in the video: “In America you can be anything you want. So don’t be weak and gay.” The video then briefly shows an image of Gomez holding a rifle and a handgun.

Gomez’s statement sparked a wave of outrage on social media. The message was called hateful and Gomez was mocked for delivering her message while jogging in “hot pants and a bulletproof vest.” Others reacted sarcastically and found the saying unintentionally funny.

Gomez responded with the following email statement: “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support! President Trump and I are leading the movement to take our country back from the weak and gay Biden-Harris administration that has destroyed our country in every area.”

Some users also responded positively to Gomez’s message and mocked the outrage. “The people who are beside themselves in the comments are just funny!!!!” said one X user.

Background music in Gomez’s video was the song “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco. The singer, who has criticized homophobia in the past, responded to Gomez’s video with a tweet in which he wrote: “We are aware of this and are currently taking action.”