Controversial Blaze anchor Tomi Lahren has launched a stinging attack on her social media haters and Colin Kaepernick, whom she referred to as “boy”.
In her new “Final Thoughts” segment on The Blaze, she responded to criticisms raised by Twitter social justice warriors and offered her opinion on trendy hashtag “#VeteransforKaepernick”.
She said: “Because I understand the first amendment, I understand that in this country, the country Kaepernick finds so oppressive, we must respect the rights of flag-burner, as well as respect the rights of flag-waiver.
“I get it, do you?”
She then continued: “Because you hate me and threaten me, wanna fire me, silence me, and kill me for expressing my opinion on your boy, Colin Kaepernick.
“How does that work?
“You only believe in free speech when it fits your narrative – victim narrative.”
But her use of the word “boy” was a red rag to her detractors on social media. Many of them have already expressed their disapproval of the term.
— ☹ (@Briathescammer) September 3, 2016
@TomiLahren IT'S RACIST WHEN YOU SAY "your boy". Not when other people do, but when you do, IT'S EXTRA RACIST, BECAUSE YOU ARE.
— Modern Shark (@ModernShark) September 2, 2016
Lahren has been under fire by the Twitter mob ever since she compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan – calling it “the new KKK” – following news in July that a group of police officers had been shot in Dallas, killing five and injuring nine.
A change.org petition was launched to force The Blaze to fire her for what was termed “hate speech”, attracting more than 61,000 signatures.
But that didn’t stop Lahren expressing controversial opinions. Recently she blamed President Obama (whom she called “Barry”) and “two black attorney generals” for the country’s racial tensions and the Dallas shooting.