WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – There is controversy surrounding a candidate running for Mr. Winston-Salem State University.
Aaron McCorkle is a junior and he’s openly gay.
Last week pictures of McCorkle dressed in drag were leaked online and now he’s getting a lot of backlash from them. Some tweets from 102 JAMZ DJ Brian “B-Daht” McLaughlin are some of the most talked about backlash.
DJ B-Daht is also a sports announcer at WSSU. Another tweet read, “I will relieve myself of my PA duties if a drag queen is appointed the position of Mr. WSSU. I won’t be affiliated. No way.”
Aaron says he has read all the tweets.
“[They are] hurtful, discouraging, vicious,” he said. “I would say it was ignorant as well. I feel the things that were said, it really hurt me to think that we have a WSSU alum going against a student running for a position that can also represent his university. It kind of hurt me.
FOX8 did reach out to DJ B-Daht. He respectfully declined our interview.
WSSU released a statement saying they don’t condone anything that McLaughlin has said and they are disappointed in the situation.
Mr. WSSU will be named on Wednesday.