Dana Loesch is currently known as the NRA spokeswoman who is representing the organization in the midst of the heated backlash following the Parkland school shooting. But once upon a time, before she was defending the country's gun laws, Loesch wanted to be a...television star?
According to NCIS: New Orleans co-executive producer Paul Guyot, the Dallas native approached him a decade ago about wanting to star in a sitcom about "hot moms." "Dana Loesch came to me 10yrs ago pitching a sitcom starring herself: 'A hot young mom who does far-right radio show,'" Guyot tweeted earlier this week. "Said her age & looks would make 1 side hate her & 1 love her so everyone would watch. Was obsessed w the potential fame & money. I turned her down."
Dana Loesch came to me 10yrs ago pitching a sitcom starring herself: “A hot young mom who does far right radio show.” Said her age & looks would make 1 side hate her & 1 love her so everyone would watch. Was obsessed w the potential fame & money. I turned her down.— Paul Guyot (@Fizzhogg) February 22, 2018
Fast forward to 2018, and instead of becoming a breakout sitcom actress, Loesch is now telling CNN it "loves mass shootings" and that "crying white mothers are ratings gold" during its controversial "Stand Up" town hall about gun control. The spokesperson hasn't commented on Guyot's revelations, but (along with her CNN comments) she has been the topic of news for other reasons.
David Hogg, one of the survivors of the Parkland shooting, called out the NRA spokeswoman on Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos. "[Loesch] is serving the gun manufacturers," Hogg said in response to Loesch claiming the NRA is trying to make people safer. "She’s not serving the people of the NRA, because the people that are joining the NRA, 99.9 percent of them are amazing people that just want to be safe, responsible gun owners. And I fully can support that."
"Honestly, it’s disgusting. [The NRA acts] like they don’t own these politicians, but they do," the 17-year-old Hogg continued. "They’ve gotten gun legislation passed before in their favor, in favor of gun manufacturers. The NRA is an organization that’s completely broken."
During the same ABC segment, Loesch fended off Trump's support to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic weapons to 21. "These are just things that he’s discussing right now. I know that people are trying to find daylight between President Trump and 5 million law-abiding gun owners, and law-abiding gun owners all across the United States,” Loesch said.