Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner featured in Museum of Sex exhibit

Anthony Weiner announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Credit: Getty Images
Anthony Weiner announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Credit: Getty Images

Democratic candidate for mayor Anthony Weiner is featured in a Museum of Sex exhibit exploring sexual desire and the digital age.

“Universe of Desire” includes a Facebook conversation between then-Rep. Weiner and Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss, one of the women who became embroiled in a sexting scandal after Weiner accidentally posted a graphic picture to his Twitter account.

Weiss, 42, gave the explicit conversations between her and Weiner to in June 2011. Ten days later, Weiner resigned from the House of Representatives on June 16.

In a comment on a since-deleted Facebook picture of Weiner and his family, Weiss apologized and called Weiner “our liberal hero,” according to Buzzfeed. She has since told The New York Times she’s rooting for Weiner to win the election in New York.

When Weiner announced his bid for mayor on YouTube in May, he acknowledged the infamous scandal.

“I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down, but I have also learned some tough lessons,” Weiner said.

Less than two months later, Weiner is now considered neck-and-neck with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for the Democratic ticket.

Weiner’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment on the exhibit.

“Universe of Desire” opened in February and runs through Sept. 2, eight days before the Democratic primary.

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