Running for President has kept South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg very busy.
So busy, it seems, that he doesn't have time for the high-quality skincare we all deserve!
During Cosmopolitan's "Candidates Come to Cosmo" series, Buttigieg was asked the signature question: What is your skincare routine?
His answer was ignorant enough to give Jonathan Van Ness a stroke.
>@PeteButtigieg flunks the famous Cosmo skincare question. https://t.co/wuiI2UlE7R https://t.co/GsifQ4SsSo— Reid J. Epstein (@Reid J. Epstein)1571925436.0
It turns out most of Buttigieg's skincare routine involves soap and aftershave.
See the full exchange here:
When Buttigieg asks if that's bad, Jessica Pels, who's interviewing him, gives him the full lowdown.
"You're supposed to moisturize. You're running a campaign for president. I'm running a campaign for getting men to moisturize."
She sent the candidate home with some moisturizers to help him in the future.
But shortly after the interview was published, Buttigieg's husband, Chasten, responded with a tweet of his own.
Peter. You moisturize. https://t.co/3rioMJbPZ3— Chasten 👻tigieg (@Chasten 👻tigieg)1571930237.0
Chasten would follow up his initial chastening with a few other reassurances.
I got him a moisturizer SPF combo because obviously. Go read our new policy!— Chasten 👻tigieg (@Chasten 👻tigieg)1571930390.0
Also, next time call me @Jessica_Pels https://t.co/5Dar3cOWnp— Chasten 👻tigieg (@Chasten 👻tigieg)1571930959.0
Twitter was grateful someone was there to make sure Buttigieg is taking care of his skin.
@Chas10Buttigieg @PeteButtigieg With SPF. See I knew we could count on you.— Scare-ah Carlson (@Scare-ah Carlson)1571930280.0
@Chas10Buttigieg @PeteButtigieg Actual face @Chas10Buttigieg made reading that. https://t.co/I6Gt9XgX0B— Lisa (@Lisa)1571930738.0
Reading the story made many suspect Elizabeth Warren had a skincare plan for America.
important question: does elizabeth warren have a skincare plan for pete buttigieg? https://t.co/QY7rpjcwQM— scare-ahh!!! 👻🎃🦇☾ (@scare-ahh!!! 👻🎃🦇☾)1571937219.0
There were some Twitter users who wished the story would disappear.
Possibly the funniest thing ever is that, of all the topics I toss on to Twitter, my flippant response to a skin ca… https://t.co/6fSfn1Bt3i— poli-DIE-nosaur (@poli-DIE-nosaur)1571930239.0
Skin care Twitter is my least favorite twitter, I guess I'm voting for Buttigieg now— scary boo-ett cougar? (@scary boo-ett cougar?)1571933211.0
Wait, Mayor Pete’s husband’s name is “Chasten,” and he chastened his husband for his skin care routine? Now I just… https://t.co/gA8vcHlqLg— Rachel ︽✵︽ Thorn (@Rachel ︽✵︽ Thorn)1571963790.0
Some readers felt they could empathize with Buttigieg just a little too closely for comfort.
@liamstack Pete Buttigieg and I have the same skincare regimen, which is to say, neglect.— Scott Bixby (@Scott Bixby)1571927038.0
TIL that Pete Buttigieg and I are making the same skincare mistake! https://t.co/KFaP0YO3Iv https://t.co/z2aK9Fulx4— Alexandra Petrified (@Alexandra Petrified)1571938260.0
Skincare aficionados had to try and stay calm while reading the candidate's responses.
I just had a full panic attack reading this interview where Pete Buttigieg says his skincare routine is "soap...a l… https://t.co/KS2DqHrRDO— Earnest Gay Thoughts (@Earnest Gay Thoughts)1571930753.0
If only we still lived in a world where this was the biggest political story to be reporting on...
@reporterev @SylvanLane @MariaKoklanaris Look, in simpler times we'd still be marinating in Buttigieg skincare meme… https://t.co/tO9RQqDzFw— Pete Schroeder (@Pete Schroeder)1571947931.0
Remember, Pete: listen to your husband!
You may have a plan for the country, but he's got a plan for your skin.