It’s just too hard for Weiner to stay off Twitter.
A disgraced ex-congressman turned sex offender has returned to the social media platform that set the stage for his downfall sparked by sexy selfies more than a decade ago.
On Wednesday, the 57-year-old tweeted for the first time in nine years, asking for advice on getting back on social media from followers who strongly agreed that he should just stay away.
“Advice for returning to Twitter,” Weiner wrote along with the poll button feature on social media sites.
Poll options included: “Update your bio, then run”, “Act like nothing happened”, and “Just don’t do it”.
Despite fierce competition, “Just don’t” was the clear winner, climbing to number one in the poll as the choice of 62% of respondents.
People also gave the devastated congressman a hard time in the comment section below the post, with some offering wise words of wisdom such as: “Don’t turn on your DMs. Constantly.”
Others were quick to remind Weiner, who resigned from Congress in June 2011 after posting an obscene photo of himself to a young woman, of his troubled social media past.
Users fried it with comments like, “Lolita Express a lot?” and “Is this how pedophiles talk to each other?”
In September 2017, Weiner was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl — the last straw for his long-suffering wife, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s former vice chairman of the presidential campaign.
Weiner sent the teenager “adult pornography” and repeatedly urged her to strip naked and fondle herself while he watched via Skype and Snapchat in February and March 2016, federal officials said.
The incident came after Weiner sent a crotch shot to a woman lying next to her young son, and the image was made public in August 2016.
He previously admitted to sexting with at least three women in 2013 after he resigned from Congress.