Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter last week and complained that conservatives are attempting to remove children's books from schools and libraries.
Yet although she called the effort "harmful," Breitbart noted that Clinton's tweet featured an example of pornographic material.
"Over 50% of the attempted book bans last year involved books with LGBTQ+ characters [and] themes," Clinton's post read.
"Books are a vital way that children, adolescents and adults learn about themselves and our world. Bans such as these are nothing but harmful," it added.
Over 50% of the attempted book bans last year involved books with LGBTQ+ characters & themes. Books are a vital way that children, adolescents and adults learn about themselves and our world. Bans such as these are nothing but harmful: https://t.co/eblRSU7tZk
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 27, 2023
However, a Twitter note pointed out that the NBC News story Clinton linked to contains an image of "Gender Queer."
It stressed that the book "contains sexually explicit material" and features "visual depictions of oral sex, masturbation and adult sexual contact with a minor."
Clinton's tweet did not go unnoticed, with many conservatives arguing that she had inadvertently made their case for them. They included the Libs of TikTok Twitter account, which posted some of the images found in "Gender Queer."
Periodic reminder that when they accuse us of “banning books” they’re referring to graphic books containing pornographic content which are offered to kids in schools across the country.
Why does Chelsea Clinton want your kids to read porn like this in school? https://t.co/8uby1xeSgI pic.twitter.com/eWiTKzFESE
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 1, 2023
Babylon Bee publisher Seth Dillon spoke up as well, remarking, "Chelsea Clinton has come out in favor of porn for kids."
Chelsea Clinton has come out in favor of porn for kids. https://t.co/lPvbCHeHLF
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) April 30, 2023
New York Post columnist called Karol Markowicz Clinton's post a "[w]eird way to admit leftists use LGBT porn in elementary school libraries, but ok."
Weird way to admit leftists use LGBT to get porn in elementary school libraries but ok. https://t.co/WXoLSHmnuz
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) May 1, 2023
Meanwhile, conservative journalist Andy Ngo highlighted how leftists have shown no concern over attempts to suppress his book about Antifa.
Liberals & even those who advocate for "banned books" stayed silent when Portland's largest book chain @Powells banned the in-store sale of NYT bestseller "Unmasked," written by me, a local author. You can tell the liberal spotlight on "banned books" is a farce by their silence… https://t.co/NXTy5VPfpm
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) May 2, 2023