Alt-Right GOP Candidate Slammed For Tweeting Racist Photo Of Meghan Markle As Cheddar Man

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Alt-Right GOP Candidate Slammed For Tweeting Racist Photo Of Meghan Markle As Cheddar Man

Paul Nehlen has since been suspended by Twitter.

Published February 12th

A GOP candidate, who once received a Twitter shout out from Donald Trump, has been suspended from Twitter after tweeting an offensive image of soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle as Cheddar Man. 

Paul Nehlen, who has shared alt-right posts in the past, recently tweeted an image of Markle with Cheddar Man superimposed on her face. 

Nehlen is running a campaign to take House Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin's seat in the primaries this year. 

  1. In the tweet, shared on Feb. 9, Nehlen sent an image of Markle, who is biracial, with Chedder Man where her face should be

    Cheddar Man recently became known as Britain's oldest complete skeleton discovered by scientists. The DNA from Cheddar Man revealed the older Briton had dark, brown skin, which surprised many people who believed the British ancestry was 100 percent white. 

  2. Markle's former 'Suits' co-star Patrick Adams quickly came to her defense and slammed the GOP's offensive tweet
  3. Quickly, people demanded for Nehlen to removed from Twitter
  4. After he received much backlash, Nehlen's account was suspended
  5. After his suspension, Nehlen was defended by some who argued he has a right to free speech
  6. However, people quickly shut that down by arguing free speech does not equal free hate speech

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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