clout chaser right-wing pundit Tomi Lahren is getting slammed on social media for dishing out some insensitive comments about March for Our Lives, a student-organized gun control rally (March 24th) sparked by the Parkland school shooting that claimed 17 lives. As hundreds of thousands of protestors (some of whom have lost family, colleagues, and loved ones due to senseless gun violence) took to the streets, the conservative commentator did what she does best: tweet.
"Simply being anti-NRA is not a solution. March FOR something, not just against everything," she tweeted in an attempt to diminish the movement. "Disarming the citizenry is the first step to oppression and tyranny. Kids, I suggest you crack open the history book and learn this pattern. #marchforourlives."
People on Twitter swiftly reminded Lahren of the glaringly obvious point she missed, which is that the march is actually "for" the protection of innocent lives (as evidenced by the name.)
The backlash, of course, didn't stop Lahren from running her pro-gun rhetoric into the ground. She continues to tweet boilerplate messaging in support of the NRA and the second amendment, suggesting that any step toward gun control is one step closer to tyranny. Unbelievable.
Thankfully, there were far more public figures supporting the rally than opposing it. Several famous names including Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Amy Schumer, Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, and Jaden and Willow Smith all touched down in Washington, D.C. to show support for the cause.
Meanwhile, Lahren is promoting a sweet new line gun-friendly athletic wear in case you need to pull out your piece on the way to yoga.