Most offensive to many was the fact that Mack cut such a terrible figure while twerking. Now she’s complaining about the public backlash on social media.
But who is Tiara Mack? And why did she think releasing a twerking video was a good idea in this political climate?
Tiara Mack, a 28-year-old Democrat, is one of a group of young black LGBT+ lawmakers who made history by being elected to public office in 2020. She took office on Jan. 5, 2021.
Other LGBT+ legislators elected in 2020 include Kim Jackson, a lesbian in the Georgia State Senate; Mauree Turner, a lesbian Muslim elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives; and Michele Rayner-Goolsby, a lesbian in the Florida House of Representatives.
Mack, who is openly lesbian, grew up in Georgia and South Carolina with a single mother who worked as a teacher and struggled with financial issues.
Mack moved to Providence, Rhode Island, in 2012 and earned a BA in public health in 2016.
For more reaction to Mack’s video, watch below.