The Democratic debates are always a good jumping-off point for conversation. Watching them encourages people to talk about public policy, the direction of the country, even potential revolutionary changes in healthcare and standards of living. Or, if you’re a conservative Republican, you can use the debates to make yourself look like a jackass online.
Talking blonde head Tomi Lahren decided to embarrass herself on Twitter with a retrograde comment about presidential hopeful Kamala Harris.
Mediaite reports that Harris once dated Willie Brown, the former Mayor of San Francisco. It doesn’t seem like it was some secret, it was a relationship between two people who both worked in public service. Lahren, however, decided that accusing Harris of “sleeping her way to the top” was an appropriate reminder of that connection.
This is such a gross thing to say that even other Fox News hosts noticed, like Kat Timpf, Janice Dean, and Britt McHenry.
I am curious to know what you think bringing a woman’s personal/sexual life into this accomplishes. Men do that to us enough as it is. I’m honestly asking. https://t.co/MgO0yMrAHT— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) August 1, 2019
They all responded to Lahren’s tweet, asking why on Earth she would say such a thing when men are basically always trying to shame women for any hint of sexuality.
Do you have any idea how damaging this is to women who’ve actually been sexually harassed, assaulted or demeaned in the workplace? How much this weakens our own gender, regardless of partisanship. My goodness.— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) August 1, 2019
They also commented on the double standard of how a man saying something similar would be treated. Yes, please, think of the men in all this!
If a male contributor had tweeted this they would probably be suspended with a trip to HR. Pretty disgusting, Tomi. Are clicks and retweets worth demeaning women? Would you do the same to a “conservative” female candidate?— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 1, 2019
All great points, though they do all work for Fox News, so they’ve probably seen worse.
Lahren didn’t seem to address anyone’s comments directly, but she did eventually apologize.
“I apologize for my comment on Kamala’s personal relationship. It was the wrong choice of words. There are many other things to take her to task for and I will stick to those,” she wrote.
Obviously, people outside of Lahren’s sphere of influence and interest were also disgusted with her, and expressed that on Twitter:
This is gross, even for you Tomi.
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) August 1, 2019
What the hell is wrong with you?
— Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (@esglaude) August 1, 2019
This is so gross. pic.twitter.com/Gyw0S4oHz3— Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) August 1, 2019
Everyone: Kamala is a cop.— $iraj Ha$hmi (@SirajAHashmi) August 1, 2019
Tomi Lahren: LEROOOYYYYY JENKINNNNNNNSSSSS!!!!! https://t.co/QvWdGtG2a5
Lahren hasn’t yet deleted her outrageous tweet, despite her apology. One has to wonder if she truly feels any shame over the matter. Or maybe… maybe she just wants attention?
Yes...two recent outrageous tweets, probably sent for the sole purpose of getting herself back in the spotlight. Your generation has some really sucky people.— Bill Marcus (@BillBhourd) August 1, 2019
We see you, Tammy.