If there is one thing we have learned about the internet it's got to be that nothing is safe - not even old pictures of you wearing blackface makeup for Halloween in 2005. Well, thankfully those photos aren't of you or me - they are those of Michael Ertel, the newly appointed Secretary of State of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The cringe-worthy photos show Ertel wearing blackface makeup and fake boobs posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a private Halloween party 14 years ago; 8 months after Ertel was appointed Seminole County supervisor of elections, and two months after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

The Governor's Office received the photos this morning. Ertel gave a final presentation, stating it was an honor to serve the voters of Florida and proceeded to submit his resignation around 2 pm. The Governor's Office accepted his resignation. 

Needless to say, social media has been blowing up with users circulating the photos and publicly stating their feelings about the whole ordeal without holding back - because that's what the internet does. One Twitter user even called Ertel "needlessly cruel, disgusting and ugly all over."

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But Twitter user Busy B wasn't the only one to damn the Republican for his insensitive choice of costume. Despite this news becoming public less than an hour ago, there have already been hundreds of Tweets flooding Twitter with shocked commenters. 

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Of course, there are some people who are taking into account that the now ex-politician was "just a boy" at the time - and sort of offering a benefit of the doubt.

Regardless of our personal opinions, the damage has been done and we can assume his political career days are over after this one. 

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