The real Carlos Danger is so far mum about the fake Carlos Danger — New York City mayoral candidate and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner.
The Miami New Times found the real Carlos Danger — actually Dr. Carlos Danger
— who is a psychiatrist and operates a Coral Gables clinic called Innova Clinical Trials. The New Times' Riptide blog writer Tim Elfrink said Tuesday that Danger did not return phone calls about Weiner.
Weiner used the pseudonym "Carlos Danger" online to send a young woman sexually explicit photos and messages last summer
, a year after he resigned in shame from Congress for doing the same thing.
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Weiner, who had been the frontrunner in the race to replace Michael Bloomberg, called a news conference Tuesday to announce that he was continuing his campaign
, despite mounting pressure from Democrats and Republicans to drop out.
"I want to bring my vision to the people of the city of New York. I hope they are willing to still continue to give me a second chance," Weiner said with his wife Huma Abedin by his side.
Dr. Danger, though, found his name being ridiculed on social media sites like Twitter most of the day.
"Right now Samuel L. Jackson is in Anthony Weiner's apartment, telling 'Carlos Danger' about the Avengers Initiative," tweeted Patton Oswalt.
Syafiqah Hamid tweeted, "Woke up to tweets about 'Carlos Danger' and I have never been this entertained since they cancelled Dateline's To Catch A Predator."
"I hope New Yorkers mount a write-in campaign for Carlos Danger," tweeted Blake Houshell.
"Not looking forward to the release of Carlos Danger's Blurred Lines video," tweeted Emily Nussbaum.
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The Miami New Times said the real Carlos Danger graduated from the University of Miami in 2001 and did his residency until 2005 at UM-Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
"Hopefully when Weiner takes the stage at his news conference … to discuss the latest sexting allegations, he'll offer a heartfelt apology not only to his family, friends, and the people of New York but also to a lone Miami psychiatrist (and maybe James Bond villain) whose name he's scarred forever," said New Times Elfrink in his blog.
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