The Cruz campaign has pulled its most recent ad after discovering that one of the actresses featured therein has also performed in softcore pornography, BuzzFeed News reports. The ad, ham-fistedly critical of Marco Rubio, is called “Conservatives Anonymous.”
Amy Lindsay, a Christian conservative and a Republican, plays the woman who says, “Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time.” She has also appeared in Erotic Confessions, Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid, and Insatiable Desires. BuzzFeed spoke to her before speaking to the Cruz campaign:
While she emphasized that she did not do hardcore porn and that she also appeared in non-erotic films, Lindsay said she thinks it is “cool” that an actor who has appeared in softcore porn could also appear in Cruz’s ad.
“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,’” she said of people supporting Cruz.
Though Lindsay initially told BuzzFeed News that the person at the campaign who hired her “absolutely knew everything that I had done,” she later called back to say that she realized that was not the case.
Upon being called for comment in the interim, the Cruz campaign took down the ad. Lindsay reportedly has not yet decided whether to vote for Cruz or Donald Trump.
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