LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Roberto Arango (alleged fotos below) is not denying Grindr.com pictures are him; now those alleged Roberto Arango alleged photos leaked online are prompting an escándalo in Puerto Rican politics. The Arango scandal bares some resemblance to the recent Anthony Weiner scandal. But there is a twist; Arango’s comments about the alleged photos are prompting more controversy than almost the photos themselves.
Roberto Arango is a senator in Puerto Rican politics. He is reportedly with the New Progressive Party. While it remains unknown if Arango has ever heard of Anthony Weiner, Arango allegedly took iPhone pictures of himself and posted them online.
Arango allegedly snapped one in a series of pictures in a bathroom, and bedroom with his cellphone. Like U.S. news media did with Weiner, Puerto Rican news, hungry for a political escándalo, ran the pictures on national television recently.
Puerto Rican TV show Dando Candela , however, didn’t just run the pictures, but did their own photo investigating, noting that the pendant in one Grindr picture was the same Arango recently wore to a political meeting.
From there, the story just seemed like another leaked pictures scandal. That was until Dando Candela caught up with Arango for comment about the pictures. Rather than avoid comment, Arango gave the peculiar response to news. “You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture but I don’t.”
As noted across Latin American news today, Arango’s comment makes little sense, since one of the pictures doesn’t showcase Roberto’s weight loss whatsoever. Arango has yet to tell news if he still has the backing of his party.