Ken Bone's Iconic Red Sweater Was Plan B When He Split His Pants Before Debate

Ken Bone, please stop. The nation's already fallen in love with you, now you're just tugging on our heart strings.

Turns out the powerful combination of his red sweater and white shirt was a plan B wardrobe choice after Ken split his pants on his way to the presidential debate yesterday.

Yeah. Ken Bone had originally opted for "a really nice olive suit."

CNN got the exclusive scoop, even though the reporter sounds like she's talking to a child. When grilled about his red sweater, Ken Bone dropped some mad truth bombs. He said,

I had a really nice olive suit that I love a great deal and my mother would have been very proud to see me wearing on television. But apparently I've gained about 30 pounds, and when I went to get into my car on the morning of my debate, I split the seat of my pants all the way open. So the red sweater is plan B -- and I'm glad it worked out.

Speaking like she's known Ken Bone for years, the reporter replies,

See that's why people love you on the internet -- you're refreshingly honest.

We fell in love with Ken Bone when he stood up and fired a tricky question about energy to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as they fought each other in Chicago. Ken asked,

What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job layoffs?

It wasn't his lust for renewable energy that caught our attention, however. It was everything else: that stache, his polite demeanor and, of course, the red sweater.

Obviously, a parody Twitter account was immediately launched in his honor.


He's become such an overnight sensation a Halloween costume has already been designed around him. Here are the essential ingredients:

Ken Bone. Never change.