Conservative TV host Tomi Lahren thinks Beyonce (and black people who fight for social justice in general) need to stop playing victim.
Wednesday, Lahren made headlines after giving the singer an unflinching tongue lashing for paying tribute to the Black Panthers during Super Bowl 50.
Tomi says Mrs. Carter is essentially biting the hand that feeds her by shoving her pro-black agenda down the throats of her white fans. She also resents the implication that “Black lives MATTER MORE” than those of white people.
“[Beyonce] just like President Obama, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Al Sharpton and so many others that just can’t let America heal, you keep ripping off the historical bandaid. Why be a cultural leader when you can play the victim, right?” Lahren questions incredulously.
“Guess what Beyonce? White people like your music too,” Lahren continues. “White people buy your songs on iTunes, memorize your lyrics and admire your talent and beauty. Little White girls wanna be like you just as little Black girls do, but instead of that, you’d rather perpetuate the great battle of the races.”
That particular sentiment makes one wonder if she perhaps missed the part of the halftime show when Beyonce took the stage next to her husband’s white best friend, as the words “Believe in Love” appeared across the screen.
Political and idealogical differences aside, the most wince worthy moment of the rant may have been when the pundit decided to make things personal.
“Your husband was a drug dealer. For fourteen years, he sold crack cocaine. Talk about protecting black neighborhoods? Start at home,” she concluded.
Check out the full segment above.