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'I can't believe I fought for this bulls**t': Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama Bin Laden


A Navy SEAL who took part in the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden says he was outraged over the U.S. Navy using a drag queen for a discarded recruitment program

Robert J. O'Neill, a decorated combat veteran who served for eight years as a member of SEAL Team Six, said on Twitter he 'can't believe [he] fought for this bulls**t.'

'Alright. The U.S. Navy is now using an enlisted sailor Drag Queen as a recruiter,' he wrote. 'I'm done. China is going to destroy us.'

O'Neill was referencing Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, whose stage name is Harpy Daniels, who announced on TikTok in November that she would be the Navy's first 'digital ambassador.' 

Kelley was tasked with highlighting her journey from performing on board beginning in 2018 and growing to become an 'advocate' for those who 'were oppressed for years in the service.'

A Navy spokesman told the digital ambassador program was a pilot that ended in March 2023.

The program Kelley was part of ran from October 2022 to March 2023 and was designed to 'explore the digital environment to reach a wide range of potential candidates' for military recruitment. 

After O'Neill sent out his tweet Wednesday afternoon, others chimed in to share in O'Neill's outrage over the ambassadorship. 

His tweet quickly gained 1.1 million views and thousands of likes and retweets. 

'As a Navy veteran, I am ashamed on behalf of the US Navy. I hope that goes over as well as Bud Light did,' one person responded.

'This is beyond disturbing. I'm a former military officer and I just can't believe what our brass is doing,' another added.