Jersey City Assemblyman Charles Mainor is in hot water again over his Facebook page, with constituents wondering if it’s appropriate for one of their state legislators to have “liked” Facebook pages such as Big Bootie Freaks and another page that posts videos of physical assaults.
That page, dubbed You Got Knocked the Fck Out Man, includes videos from WorldStarHipHop, the shock website that two weeks ago posted a savage video of a group of thugs stripping and whipping a Newark boy with a belt.
The profanity in the Facebook page title is misspelled.
Big Bootie Freaks, meanwhile, is filled with photos of women with large derrières.
The pages were among five Mainor has liked since the start of 2013. Less than an hour after The Jersey Journal spoke to Mainor, the two pages were deleted from his Favorites list.
Mainor, a Democrat who made headlines last January when he used Facebook to call the Philadelphia Eagles “gaybirds” and the Dallas Cowboys “cowgirls,” told The Jersey Journal this morning that he doesn’t use Facebook anymore since that incident, and at first he denied liking either of the two pages.
“I doubt very strongly that I would do something like that,” said Mainor, a Jersey City cop who has represented Jersey City and Bayonne in the state Assembly since 2010. “I don’t do Facebook.”
“As far as the Big Bootie Freaks – listen, I love women, but it shouldn’t be on there but I don’t know how to get it out.”
Mainor, who later admitted to liking the You Got Knocked the Fck Out Man page, said his strong anti-gun stance may be the reason why any constituents have complained about Facebook pages he likes.
“They’re trying to discredit me in some kind of way because I agreed with the gun deals that I pushed through,” he said. “We’re losing babies. And if the best they can do is come back and say, 'He shouldn’t have Big Bootie Freaks,’ then I said, ‘Hey, you shouldn’t have guns.”
Mainor, as chair of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee, has backed measures intended to tighten mental-health oversight for gun owners. The measures have cleared Mainor’s panel and have been forwarded to the full Assembly for a vote.
Mainor called back The Jersey Journal this morning to say he had indeed liked the You Got Knocked the Fck Out Man page. His daughter, he said, reminded him that she showed him the page and that he liked it so he could return to it later.
He said he planned to un-like the page as soon as his daughter showed him how.
“As far as the Big Bootie Freaks – listen, I love women, but it shouldn’t be on there but I don’t know how to get it out,” said Mainor, who is not married.
He added: “Ever since the Cowboys and the Eagles, I really try my best not to do anything, and I ended up liking something that got me jammed up again.”