Tomi Lahren’s gone and done it again. She posted a tacky and poorly Photoshopped tweet that shows Colin Kaepernick kneeling on the beach at Normandy during the famed D-Day landing near the close of World War II. The stupid meme was a ham-fisted attempt to mock Kaepernick’s being chosen as “Man of The Year” by GQ.
Fortunately, Twitter users were on their game and gleefully barbecued her, notes The Huffington Post.
While People Are Giving Thanks, Lahren Posts A Dumb Tweet
Food for thought. pic.twitter.com/2ita0blH0O
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) November 23, 2017
But Lahren is known to stir the right-wing pot, something her former boss, Glenn Beck, found out. In an interview with Mediaite’s John Ziegler, Beck, who dropped her from his right-wing site TheBlaze like a hot potato, said she spouted “crazy red-meat things” but lacked the “intellectual firepower to back it up.”
And considering that Beck is good at stirring up the cray-cray as well, what does that say about dear little Tomi?
It shows that she doesn’t know when to shut up. Or at least quit posting stupid tweets.
And Twitter users responded with non-stupid and mostly funny tweets including such gems as:
He's done more for America than you have. pic.twitter.com/Ujd93x47AU
— Lori ⛄ (@seagal_lori) November 23, 2017
This is literally the worst tweet I have ever seen https://t.co/r9RDB0qlba
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) November 23, 2017
Like so many times before, some Twitter users questioned her intelligence:
This does not qualify as an actual thought
— Andie Main (@andiemain) November 23, 2017
Col. Morris Davis questioned her sense of privilege:
And your service to America has been exactly what? Whining?
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) November 24, 2017
At least one person commented on Donald Trump, the president she idolizes:
As a veteran I don't feel disrespected by those who kneel to protest injustice. I do feel disrespected by Trump pissing on the Constitution.
— She persisted (@CaseyHinds) November 23, 2017
Twitter user Dolores Quintana questioned Lahren’s intelligence AND her continual attempts at being the center of attention:
The day you have a thought is the day Earth crashes into the Sun. Meanwhile, a live feed of your TL. pic.twitter.com/Xv2Zs1QC2D
— dolores quintana (@doloresquintana) November 23, 2017
And several others made numerous exciting observations:
— Desipio.com (@desipiodotcom) November 24, 2017
The fact that you think this is a thought shows how dumb you are
— Travon Free (@Travon) November 24, 2017
Here's a thought. Enlist.
— Stephatism. (@honesteph) November 23, 2017
It’s thanksgiving, give us a break with your hate mongering bullshit and go be with loved ones if you have anyone who stands being around you.
— Mohanad Elshieky (@MohanadElshieky) November 23, 2017
One- those guys fought to protect our right to protest, two- kneeling is a sign of respect, three- it's kind of disrespectful to manipulate and use the images of soldiers fighting and dying just to encourage further incivility at dinner tables across the county.
— Just Jes (@Just_Jes) November 23, 2017
This tweet is neither food, nor an intelligent thought https://t.co/dKGovukMOB
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 23, 2017
Tomi Lahren is literally walking proof that white supremacy is bollocks. https://t.co/sPifS5fBDx
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) November 24, 2017
While both you and Kaepernick were jobless…he donated a million dollars to various charities in the US.
You sold horrible shit on Instagram.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 23, 2017
And perhaps, most appropriately:
Tami just got roasted on Thanksgiving. Well done.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 23, 2017
But the zingers are just desserts for Lahren who has gone off the rails about Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter. British GQ reports that in late August 2016, she attacked Kaepernick for kneeling while playing the national anthem at football games. She did this in a short video clip titled Sit Down Colin Kaepernick.
“Let me eviscerate this mouth diarrhea for you sentence by sentence. If this country disgusts you so much, leave. And Colin, how dare you sit there and blame white people for the problems in minority communities. After all, aren’t you half-white? Didn’t two white parents adopt you after your parents weren’t willing to raise you. For a racist and horrible country filled with racist and horrible white people, that’s really something, isn’t it? Maybe you should also decline the paycheck from the white owner of your team.”
The video, posted on the Facebook page of Lahren’s former employer, TheBlaze, went viral almost instantaneously, gaining more than 67 million views.
The month before that, she compared the Black Lives Matter movement with the Ku Klux Klan; and she went viral in 2015 after she accused President Barack Obama of promoting “a half-way, half-baked, tip-toe, be-friendly-to-jihadis-mentality.” That comment shows her ignorance, because although Obama certainly did have a lot of qualities, the government, under his administration, dropped 26,172 bombs in seven countries, according to The Council On Foreign Relations.
The Council reports this data is likely inaccurate because reliable data is only available for airstrikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya, and one major strike earlier this year in Syria and Iraq.
That hardly seems “friendly to jihadis.”
But I digress.
I don’t think Lahren is stupid, but I do believe she’s woefully ignorant. Like so many people in the mainstream media, she talks in soundbites and doesn’t remotely seem like she does any research.
And it shows.
In the witty and funny video below, Super Deluxe turned her comments into a hilarious 80s pop song.
Featured image by Super Delux via YouTube video.