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NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND - MARCH 01: Commentator Candace Owens speaks during CPAC 2019 on March 1, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference to discuss conservative agenda. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

If ever there were a living, breathing embodiment of “it be ya own peoples,” it’s Candace Owens. On the surface, she’s everything that personifies Black Girl Magic – educated, attractive, outspoken – but she uses it all to go 100 miles per hour in the wrong-ass direction. She’s like Stacey Dash with more elan, which is why it’s not exactly shocking that white supremacist murderers are name-dropping her in admiration.

Brenton Tarrant, the Australian man who allegedly carried out a terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand this week that left 49 dead, named Owens in his 74-page manifesto: “The person that has influenced me above all was Candace Owens. Each time she spoke I was stunned by her insights and her own views helped push me further and further into the belief of violence over meekness,” he wrote, according to Newsweek.

In true Owens slop bucket fashion, she’s politicizing her defense.

 

She is not to blame for a massacre orchestrated by an Australian white supremacist, but there’s no shortage of trash things she’s done to get her name ringing out for all the wrong reasons.

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Kicked off “Blexit”
Owens found—err,  co-opted Blexit and turned it into a “movement” suggesting that Black people should flee the Democratic Party since it does not have our best interests at heart. She basically suggests that we should all mosey on over to the Republican Party, whose members totally accept Black folks. Like, with open arms.

Backed Kanye West’s journey to the sunken place
‘Ye actually began his Twitter-fueled descent into madness by shouting Owens out last April, and it all went downhill from there. For a moment in time, he and Owens were linked in their own walk of shame, appearing together publicly in the name of disgracing Black folks everywhere. But even Kanye eventually distanced himself from Owens and Blexit. You gotta be pretty f—ed up to have MAGA-era Yeezy back away from your ass.

Trump digs her
Owens is one of many boot-shining, right-wing Trump supporters, but she got prominent enough to finally earn the Orange One’s praise. At this juncture, with all the foulness coming out of his mouth and Twitter fingers, it’s safe to suggest that any human being Trump would vocally praise outside of his family is on the wrong side of everything. And, well, even his family, really.

 


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She loves bringing up murderous dictators…in the wrong light
Owens apparently didn’t get the memo that it’s never, in any way, shape or form, apropos to evoke Adolf Hitler without acknowledging the fact that he’s one of human history’s premiere villains. When talking about nationalism, globalism and other topics that get white supremacists excited in their neither regions, she suggested that Hitler would’ve been fine had he just stopped at trying to cleanse Germany instead of the rest of the world…mass genocide be damned.

 

 

She also tweeted about Libya’s human-rights-abusing leader Muammar Gaddafi with a pointed anti-Muslim sentiment. Which is why it’s zero surprise that Tarrant gave her a shout-out.

 

 

Claims racism is over
When speaking at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month, Owens said with a straight face that “America is not a racist country.” She then suggested that slavery shouldn’t be to blame, because “I’ve never been a slave in this country.” Imagine a dark-skinned Black woman dancing like a marionette, decrying racism in a room full of white people who would never want her to make children with their children. She’s so dense that I’m not convinced it’s not an act.

Dustin J. Seibert is a native Detroiter living in Chicago. Miraculously, people have paid him to be aggressively light-skinned via a computer keyboard for nearly two decades. He loves his own mama slightly more than he loves music and exercises every day only so his French fry intake doesn’t catch up to him. Find him at his own site, wafflecolored.com.