GOP Candidate Denver Riggleman Is 'Bigfoot Erotica Devotee,' His Opponent Says

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A GOP candidate has been accused of enjoying Bigfoot erotica. Reuters

A Republican candidate in Virginia has been called "a devotee of Bigfoot erotica" by his Democrat opponent.

Leslie Cockburn claimed that Denver Riggleman, whom she has previously hit out at for campaigning with neo-confederate Corey Stewart, enjoys Bigfoot erotica–sharing an image of the cryptozoological favorite, with a censor bar covering what is presumably intended to be Bigfoot's penis, that she found on Riggleman's Instagram account, RawStory reported.

"My opponent Denver Riggleman, running mate of Corey Stewart, was caught on camera campaigning with a white supremacist. Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. This is not what we need on Capitol Hill," she wrote in a post on Twitter on Sunday.

And Cockburn, whose daughter is the actress Olivia Wilde, shared another post from what she described as being "from my opponent Denver Riggleman's Bigfoot erotica collection."

The second post featured a picture of Riggleman's head on the body of Bigfoot, which he had captioned: "My 'buddies' thought this pic was fitting for my birthday next week and to celebrate my new book release in about a month or 2…'Mating habits of bigfoot and why women want him'"

Her comments immediately prompted an online discussion, with a number of people criticizing the Democrat for "kink shaming," while others pointed out that his links with a white supremacist were a far more discussion-worthy topic.

"Madame, I think it is too low to stoop for a woman of your stature to shame someone in their taste in titillating literature. I fail to understand how it would impact his ability to govern," one Twitter user wrote. "The white supremacist thing, though, that's a shame worthy deal-breaker. Truly."

Riggleman was accused of campaigning with white supremacist Isaac Smith, Newshub reported, but the Republican hopeful wrote a letter disavowing Smith's views.

"I condemn this rally. I condemn the khaki-wearing White Supremacists who attended the rally last year," he wrote of the suggestion there may be another white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

"The country in which we live should be a shining beacon of freedom. Neo-Nazis are cultural parasites. To any white supremacists intending to come back to Charlottesville on August 12 this year, I say this: You are not welcome. Go back to your cave. Vote for somebody else. I don't want your support, your help, or your vote," he added.