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Just when you thought that no-one could possibly compete with Grant Shapps in the ‘most excruciating online foul-up followed by poorest excuse’ category…
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a wiener!
Herald Sun – Family First reels over porn scandal: Andrew Quah was disendorsed as a candidate and expelled from Victorian Senator Steve Fielding’s pro-family party yesterday after the Sunday Herald Sun uncovered his indiscretions. Mr Quah, 22, had earlier admitted to posing for two images, one partly undressed and the other clutching his private parts, attached to an email circulating across the country. He said he could not rule out being responsible for producing a third image attached to the email featuring graphic shots of a man’s genitalia. Mr Quah yesterday said he did not create the email nor had he written the text in it. He believed he had been set up by political opponents.
SMH – Meet Family First’s member for nowhere: If you thought John Howard was having a bad election campaign, spare a thought for Andrew Quah, a candidate for the Family First Party. He has been dumped as its candidate for the western Sydney seat of Reid after photos of him parading his private parts appeared on gay websites and were emailed around the country. Mr Quah, 21, has also admitted to looking at porn websites in the past two weeks, which made his position untenable given his party’s strong commitment to protect children by making porn harder to access on the internet. Mr Quah told the Herald yesterday he thought it was possible that he had posed for the compromising photographs. “I might have been drunk off my face or my political enemies might have drugged me.” … One photo shows him exposing his private parts as he takes a picture of himself in a mirror. “But that’s not my penis,” he said. So whose was it? “Look, maybe somebody photoshopped it, and put another one on the photo,” he said. “I can tell you, it’s not me. I know these things. But really, I can’t remember … All I know, I have been humiliated.”
Andrew Landeryou’s weblog The Other Cheek has a breakdown of his excuses, a shedload of detail including those pictures of Quah’s penis I know you’re just dying to see (SFW until your curiosity gets the better of you)…. and details of rather familiar legal techniques being used to attempt removal of dick-related data.
(Note – Andrew Quah’s weblog has sat neglected for nearly a year, but there’s a very good chance that it could be brought back into service over this… or suddenly withdrawn on the advice of his lawyers.)
UPDATE – Andrew does appear to have been screwed over, but not by political opponents. Instead, he appears to have been screwed over by fellow former students who baited him via MSN Messenger. Belligerent and Numerous has the story, including what they claim to be log files of the alleged baiting, and a promise of; “more photos of the disgraced Mr Quah that prove the validity of the third picture he is so desperately protesting.”
UPDATE – A Wikipedia entry is born.
UPDATE – This discussion at Andrew Quah’s former stomping grounds makes it clear that Quah knew that these photos were out there and in the hands of multiple web users who would most likely be less than impressed by his standing as a wowser.
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
The author of Belligerent and Numerous is a board member, and taking part in the discussion. A fellow board member and non-fan of Quah has claimed here that the log files published by Belligerent and Numerous are genuine
Some elements of the discussion (recalling previous bait-pwnage on the board) also reinforce material posted by Belligerent and Numerous suggesting that – at the time – Quah was under the impression that he was sending naked pictures of himself to girls he knew to be under the age of consent.
Also, (and do correct me if I’m wrong) but this discussion appears to include the first instance of someone with a semi-verifiable identity seriously airing the notion that Quah might kill himself if people keep pointing and laughing. Previous to this, all such comments were of the anonymous variety (example). I think there’s a very good chance that these messages come from Quah himself… and not in a ‘cry for help’ sense.
UPDATE – The Register also has the story.