Republican senator's 'suggestive' quail breakfast goes viral after horrifying social media users

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By Kim Novak

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A Republican senator has left the internet all aflutter after he shared a photo of his 'quail breakfast', which had social media users blushing.

While the US is gearing up for another election, it wasn't politics that was on everyone's minds when this particular image dropped this week.

Senator James Lankford, who represents Oklahoma, took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse of what was on his plate - and it's safe to say it left the dirty-minded among us in overdrive.

He took to Twitter to share a photo of himself with two colleagues as well as what he'd been eating, captioned: "Great quail breakfast this morning!"

On his plate was a less-than-appetizing-looking quail that had been propped up into a sort of sitting position, leaning against some kind of potato-based side dish, with its head missing and replaced with a green garnish.

To make matters even worse, the quail had also been drenched in a creamy sauce which coated its torso and ran down to its legs.

Users in the comments were quick to jump on the bizarre breakfast, and quickly deemed it 'suggestive' rather than appetizing.

They commented: "Flagging this as sensitive content," and: "Why does that look so . ...What's the word....", to which someone else suggested: "Risque? Provocative?"

One hilariously pointed out: "That’s no quail. That’s spread eagle," while someone else added: "I'm not sure what I would do if someone sat that in front of me, but eating is not first on my list."

Jokes aside, many others also criticized the post for being tone-deaf at a time when much of the country is struggling financially amid the cost of living crisis.

They believed that the post was out of touch, given that quail would be out of many people's budget, especially to have as a breakfast food.

Senator James Lankford's post left many people horrified - for different reasons. Credit: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

One commented: "Glad you can enjoy a Quail breakfast while I spent $100 yesterday on store brand staples to keep from some type of food on the table. You are so out of touch with Oklahomans, #resignlankford.
@GovStitt, Oklahomans deserve a recall option on your desk!"

Another added: "Enjoy your quail while 16% of the people you represent live below the poverty line!", while someone else wrote: "Nothing says "i'm in touch with my constituents" like eating quail for breakfast. I will assume you're wearing a monocle and a top hat while you eat this."

One simply tore into how gross the breakfast looked, writing: "That pic is disturbing, a dead, headless bird, reclining on a cushion of McDonalds hash browns, covered in cream gravy. I was never a fan of quail due to the lead buckshot that was always included in my dad’s quails but that looks like a crime scene."

Needless to say, that breakfast did not leave a lot of people hungry...

Featured image credit: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

Republican senator's 'suggestive' quail breakfast goes viral after horrifying social media users

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By Kim Novak

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A Republican senator has left the internet all aflutter after he shared a photo of his 'quail breakfast', which had social media users blushing.

While the US is gearing up for another election, it wasn't politics that was on everyone's minds when this particular image dropped this week.

Senator James Lankford, who represents Oklahoma, took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse of what was on his plate - and it's safe to say it left the dirty-minded among us in overdrive.

He took to Twitter to share a photo of himself with two colleagues as well as what he'd been eating, captioned: "Great quail breakfast this morning!"

On his plate was a less-than-appetizing-looking quail that had been propped up into a sort of sitting position, leaning against some kind of potato-based side dish, with its head missing and replaced with a green garnish.

To make matters even worse, the quail had also been drenched in a creamy sauce which coated its torso and ran down to its legs.

Users in the comments were quick to jump on the bizarre breakfast, and quickly deemed it 'suggestive' rather than appetizing.

They commented: "Flagging this as sensitive content," and: "Why does that look so . ...What's the word....", to which someone else suggested: "Risque? Provocative?"

One hilariously pointed out: "That’s no quail. That’s spread eagle," while someone else added: "I'm not sure what I would do if someone sat that in front of me, but eating is not first on my list."

Jokes aside, many others also criticized the post for being tone-deaf at a time when much of the country is struggling financially amid the cost of living crisis.

They believed that the post was out of touch, given that quail would be out of many people's budget, especially to have as a breakfast food.

Senator James Lankford's post left many people horrified - for different reasons. Credit: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

One commented: "Glad you can enjoy a Quail breakfast while I spent $100 yesterday on store brand staples to keep from some type of food on the table. You are so out of touch with Oklahomans, #resignlankford.
@GovStitt, Oklahomans deserve a recall option on your desk!"

Another added: "Enjoy your quail while 16% of the people you represent live below the poverty line!", while someone else wrote: "Nothing says "i'm in touch with my constituents" like eating quail for breakfast. I will assume you're wearing a monocle and a top hat while you eat this."

One simply tore into how gross the breakfast looked, writing: "That pic is disturbing, a dead, headless bird, reclining on a cushion of McDonalds hash browns, covered in cream gravy. I was never a fan of quail due to the lead buckshot that was always included in my dad’s quails but that looks like a crime scene."

Needless to say, that breakfast did not leave a lot of people hungry...

Featured image credit: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images