Tomi Lahren Wants You To Know That She Has Black Friend(s), Sending Twitter Into Mass Hysteria
Hot Take Tomi Lahren has been accused by some of mocking the pain and misfortune of black people to bolster her own persona and bank account. Many took exception to her likening the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan, America’s oldest terrorist organization, and translate her snarky and dismissive stances on America’s deeply rooted issues to highlight her privilege.
Whatever your opinion is on the “Queen of alt-right,” it’s tough to argue her influence. Lahren has almost 4 million Facebook followers, a New York Times profile, and an interview with the Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah that went super viral. Oh ya, she also had an in insatiable urge to ‘Pop that P‘ while a college student at UNLV. That has nothing to do with this post, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t let you bros know that.
Twitter has piled it on the 24-year-old South Dakota native after she’s been taking photos with black celebrities to prove that she’s not racist. Everyone knows that the ‘It’s cool, I have a black friend’ is the ultimate Trump card to deflect racist allegations. Lahren recently posted a photo with black man Maj Toure, leader of a group called Black Guns Matter, which holds workshops on using firearms. The photo was accompanied with the caption “Yeah I have black friends. Get over it.” Brave.
Twitter fired back at Lahren’s perceived tone-deafness in the masses.
If there’s one good thing to come out of this, it’s that Tomi is going to go absolutely ballistic in defending herself on her show this week. I will respect her so much if she wears a FUBU shirt and plays Tupac in the opening credits.
[h/t Some eCards]