Al Sharpton Defends His Selfies: 'Don't Be Jealous Because I'm So Fit At 62'

“If [Trump] can tweet at night, I can selfie."

Rev. Al Sharpton has been taking a lot of selfies lately.

On Father’s Day, the 62-year-old posted a pre-gym selfie in front of a mirror at the most MySpace angle ever. The photo made its rounds on the web and folks let the jokes fly.

Since that fateful day, even more Sharpton selfies have gone viral, prompting people to wonder... what the hell is going on here?

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A video of Sharpton doing push-ups ― and almost attempting to do a one-arm push up ― against the desk in his office gained a lot of shares and retweets.

On Tuesday, Nelly called for an Instagram boycott “until we find out who in the hell is leaking Al Sharpton pictures.” 

Well Al wants everyone to know he can do bad all by himself.

On National Selfie Day, TMZ asked Sharpton about his photos and the MSNBC host playfully told the internet to stop hating.

“I live in the Trump era,” Sharpton said. “If he can tweet at night, I can selfie before I go to the gym in the morning and don’t be jealous because I’m so fit at 62 years old.”

He added that he’s using his photos to promote a healthy lifestyle.

“I work out,” he said. “I was showing people you work out, you take your health seriously. I think it’s a good thing. I’m gonna keep doing it.” 

Watch Sharpton’s interview with TMZ in the clip below.



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