White-on-White Crime: Tomi Lahren speaks out after “embarrassing” water attack at the hands of a fellow white woman
Tomi Lahren had water thrown at her while she was at brunch last week and wants to remind all of us that she’s “a real person.”
Wednesday morning, Lahren appeared on Fox & Friends to speak out against an incident in which a woman at a Minneapolis restaurant threw water at her as the rest of the patrons all erupted in applause.
Seriously guys, this white-on-white crime really has to stop!
Thanks to all the “white ally” support for groups like Black Lives Matter, this innocent woman, (who has done nothing but use her platform to spew hate and propaganda against minorities) has to be inconvenienced by the visceral reactions that her vitriol may illicit from fellow white citizens who she’d hoped would be on her side.
And before anyone says, “Blue, don’t make fun of her. No one deserves to be attacked.”
Yes, this is true. However, the “attack” (which is a word I hope we’re all using loosely here) wasn’t entirely unprovoked.
TheGrio reported on this foolishness when it happened, and I can’t help noticing how Tomi keeps forgetting to tell the part of the story where she saw the group staring at her, said something catty directly to them as she walked past their table (perhaps to underscore her superiority?), and THAT’S when the fateful glass of restaurant tap water went flying at her.
How do we know these patrons weren’t just concerned, god-fearing Christians seeking to cleanse her of her sins?
Also – I’m sorry, but in a world where Black people are getting arrested – and in some cases murdered – just for blinking too hard, a Fox News pundit taking part in some silly melodrama with one of her white sisters isn’t enough to gain my sympathy.
I’ve literally seen worse attacks on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
But leave it to Tomi, emboldened by a Tweet shout out from Donald Trump, to milk this moment for all it’s worth.
Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2018
“I think that those that threw the water and were applauding and laughing about it wanted to get their 15 minutes of fame by making video of me. I think looking back, those are the people that are going to be embarrassed by their actions. I think their parents raised them better,” Lahren said.
“Furthermore, you don’t have to like me, you don’t have to agree with my political opinions, but you don’t have the right to throw things at me,” she continued. “Is that the point that we got in this country, that you can’t disagree with somebody civilly without resorting to something like that? It’s really disheartening, but again, I’m tough, I can handle it.”
So the same women who constantly defends polices that strip women and people of color of their basic civil and constitutional rights, wants us snowflakes to “suck it up” when it comes to systemic oppression, and yet thinks she’s “tough” because she endured the trauma of having someone throw water at her?
Sis, it didn’t even leave a stain.
Let this go.
I know conservative white women have a long history in this country of weaponizing their tears, and if the person who had attacked her had been a Black and/or Latino person it might have worked. But white America, particularly those who watch FOX have a hard time turning on their own.
So we’d be surprised if this particular sympathy tour she’s on amounts to much.
Great performance though!
10’s across the board for your ability to turn everything into an excuse to spiral into a fit of righteous indignation.
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