Conservative bomb-thrower Tomi Lahren chose to chimed in on the fallout over comedian (and racist conspiracy theorist) Roseanne Barr losing her show in the wake of a racist tweet. But to the surprise of many, she rebuked Barr’s comments and even lectured her followers not to support Barr.
“What Roseanne said was wrong,” the Fox News contributor tweeted on Tuesday evening.
“I’m sure she knows that,” Lahren continued. “She made a mistake. I don’t know why fellow conservatives are playing mental gymnastics trying to justify it. Come on. Wrong is wrong.”
Lahren went on to say that conservatives know they can’t “get away with what the Left can. We have to be better. We have to rise to the occasion & act right.”
What Roseanne said was wrong. I’m sure she knows that. She made a mistake. I don’t know why fellow conservatives are playing mental gymnastics trying to justify it. Come on. Wrong is wrong.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 29, 2018
To all the Trump supporters outraged over the ABC/Roseanne double standard, I get it. Here’s the thing, we know we can’t get away with what the Left can. We have to be better. We have to rise to the occasion & act right. Our words are more powerful when we can stand behind them.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 30, 2018
Lahren’s comments for the most part fall in line with the editorial position of her fellow opinion hosts at Fox — with the exception of Harris Faulkner, who defended Barr on Tuesday saying she was just exercising her right to free speech.
This Tuesday, ABC canceled Barr’s show Roseanne after she tweeted that Obama-era adviser Valerie Jarrett is the result of the “muslim brotherhood” and “planet of the apes” having a baby. Barr was responding to another tweet that accused Jarret of being complicit in a cover-up of Obama’s alleged misdeeds.
After the initial backlash, Barr deleted the tweet and apologized to Jarrett and “to all Americans.”
“I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks,” Barr said in her apology. “I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”
Barr’s tweets and musings were still an issue of contention even before her show’s cancelation. She accused a survivor of the Parkland shooting of giving a Nazi salute and once claimed that Trump has secretly broken up a child sex trafficking ring run by Democrats, for example.
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