Porn Actress Fires Back at Ted Cruz for Pulling Campaign Ad: ‘I Would Say It’s a Tad Bit Hypocritical’ (Video)

“Maybe they just liked the film,” Amy Lindsay says about her adult movies

The softcore porn star who appeared in a Ted Cruz campaign ad is firing back at the Texas senator for pulling the spot from the airwaves.

“I would say it’s a tad bit hypocritical,” actress Amy Lindsay told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday. “But maybe they just liked the film,” she said, referring to her adult movie.

“I don’t want to use the word hypocritical but it’s definitely a dichotomy to me.”

 

Cruz’s presidential campaign was caught with its pants down when it was discovered Lindsay, who was cast in one of their ads, has had a long career as a softcore porn actress.

“It was a gig but … I knew it was supporting a Republican candidate, which is definitely what I’m doing. And I thought the writing was smart, I thought it was snappy,” Lindsay said.

The ad, entitled “Conservatives Anonymous,” shows a support group sitting in a circle discussing how various conservative candidates have failed them. After a thinly-veiled attack on Marco Rubio by one member of the group, Lindsay chimes in, “Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time.”

Lindsay has appeared in such films as “Kinky Sex Club,” “Bikini Airways,” and “Timegate: Tales of the Saddle Tramps,” according to her IMDB page.

Tapper asked Lindsay whether Cruz’s decision to pull the ad and distance himself from her was “unchristian.”

“I don’t think it’s unchristian. I think this is politics as usual,” she said. “It was done in a snap moment. Someone has got to make a decision and sometimes it’s just better to take it down.”

Either way, Lindsay is still considering voting for Cruz.

“I was speaking from the heart. I did believe in the message and I put it out there,” she said. “I have no ill will towards Ted Cruz right now.”

To be fair, Lindsay has appeared in mainstream fare as well, including an appearance in a 2001 episode of “Star Trek: Voyager” and the 2000 Disney Channel movie (seriously) “Stepsister from Planet Weird.”

However, after learning of her full filmography, the Cruz campaign responded by pulling the ad. Lindsay expressed her disappointment with the decision on Twitter, writing, “Extremely disappointed the #TedCruz campaign pulled the national television spot I had a role in.”

The Cruz campaign claims they had no idea of Lindsay’s past work when she was hired.

“The actress responded to an open casting call. She passed her audition and got the job,” a Cruz spokesman told BuzzFeed News. “Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the production company. Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad.”

Watch the pulled ad here.