Dean Browning is a white political activist. That’s why his ‘I am a black gay guy’ tweet set off an internet mystery.

Dean Browning, a white political activist from Pennsylvania, acknowledges he accidentally tweeted about being “a black gay guy,” but his explanation as to why has only further deepened an internet mystery into how the now-deleted tweet came to be.

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“I am a black gay guy and I can personally say that Obama did nothing for me,” the Tuesday tweet read, as shared by multiple journalists. Many observers initially suggested Browning had meant to send that message from another account, rather than his own.

But Browning — a former Lehigh County Commissioner and business executive who this year lost a GOP congressional primary by 4% of the vote — soon tweeted his explanation: “I was quoting a message that I received earlier this week from a follower.”

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