New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, left, listens as his wife, Huma Abedin, speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. The former congressman says he's not dropping out of the New York City mayoral race in light of newly revealed explicit online correspondence with a young woman.
"These current events have been quite amusing to me," said Southerland, who had 49 followers (including me) as of Thursday morning and mainly uses the account to promote his art blog.
He joined Twitter while in college.
"With much prodding, my classmates finally talked me into getting a Twitter account so I used the most ridiculous sounding handle that I could think of at the moment," he said, explaining how he chose "Carlos Danger" as his handle. "It was really a stream-of-consciousness thing."
"I haven’t been active on Twitter for quite some time," Southerland said. "I have a (Facebook) account, but I rarely use it. I have just the online presence currently and have made some money from commissioned paintings. I am currently working on a series of paintings to hopefully display at some local galleries by the end of the year."
"As far as Anthony Weiner and his scandal is concerned, I figure that all of our unresolved issues stay buried alive in us unless we have a safe place to talk about them with people we trust," he said. "Otherwise the buried junk reaches a critical mass, gets exposed and then a lot of people get hurt. I’m grateful that I have a safe place in my life where the worst about me can be known. Do you?"