Tomi Lahren made some shocking and insensitive comments following the Dallas shooting, and people are furious! But before you make your judgment, here’s what you need to know about the controversial anchor.
Tomi Lahren, 23, isn’t one to bite her tongue. The controversial news anchor recently turned heads yet again for her horrifying tweets comparing the protesters of the Black Lives Movement to the KKK following the Dallas Shooting on July 7! But although you’ve caught clips of her viral videos, there’s some things you probably didn’t know about Tomi. We’ve got you covered with the five things you need to know.
1. Tomi is a Republican conservative.
Tomi is a noted Republican conservative. She has often expressed her opinions on gun control laws, women’s rights, and national security policies. She has also reportedly voiced her support for Donald Trump, 70, in the presidential elections.
2. Tomi first gained attention following her video about the Chattanooga, Tennessee terrorist attack.
Following the horrific terrorist attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in which four United States Marines were killed, Tomi used the “Final Thoughts” segment of her show on OAN network to discuss her concerns in July 2015. During the segment, she engaged in a passionate rant, in which she criticized President Obama, 54, for his lack of concern or action in protecting citizens from radical Islam. “What he linked to ISIS or al-Qaida or Hamas, or any of the other 15-plus offshoot terrorist groups? Does it matter? I’m sorry, but radical Islam is becoming the rule, not the exception. Yesterday’s moderate is today’s terrorist. I care that this S.O.B. killed four of our United States Marines. And I care that our commander-in-chief is more concerned with Muslim sensitivity than the honor and sacrifice made by these Marines,” she said.
3. She comes from a family of Marines.
Tomi comes from a long line of U.S. veterans. Her grandfather was a World War II paratrooper, and her uncle was a Vietnam Purple Heart recipient. Her cousins are also Marine Corp officers.
4. Tomi went to war against Beyonce’s BeyHive.
Tomi became the center of debate again after her video went viral where she criticized Beyonce’s, 34, halftime performance at the Super Bowl 50 in Feb. 2016. She blasted the singer for bashing the police and for supporting the Black Panthers. Beyonce’s band of followers, also known as the BeyHive, quickly came to the performers defense, which sparked a social media battle between the anchor and fans. “Don’t you dare come at me with hour hate and hour call to violence and your threats on my life and tell me racism is a one-way street,” she said.
5. The news anchor became the center of debate again following her critical video of Jesse Williams, 34.
Another “Final Thoughts” video that gained her more attention came on June 28, following Jesse Williams’ acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards. In the video, she blasted the Grey’s Anatomy actor for using his platform to insult law enforcement and “bash white people.” “I’m sorry Jesse I wont be apologizing for my whiteness, just as you don’t need to be apologizing for your blackness. It’s not white people working to divide America; it’s you,” she said. “Do you see yourself as a victim? If you do, I feel sorry for you. For some one who wants equal rights it sure sounds like you want special treatment… Get over yourself. You’re not a humanitarian, you’re not a unifier. You’re not teaching black children to go forth and conquer. You’re teaching them to feel sorry for themselves.”
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