By Stephen Niner Pearce
(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this op-ed are not those shared by INSCMagazine, nor it’s staff. Reader discretion is advised.)
Tomi Lahren, the blonde bombshell host of the Blaze’s Final Thoughts show is taking White supremacy mainstream. After Trevor Noah humiliated her through kindness, logic, and wit on the Daily Show, she suddenly became a celebrity overnight.
Due to her stunning Instamodel-worthy looks, it made this transition easier. Lahren’s rise to fame began with her racist attacks against Beyoncé and the Black Lives Movement.
Beyoncé’s Halftime performance during Super Bowl 50 was to protest police brutality and support the Black Lives Movement. Due to the racial tensions simmering as a result of the amount of national publicity bringing to light the targeting of unarmed black men by police officers, Beyoncé felt that it was her duty to bring international attention to the plight of Blacks being unjustly targeted by a racist police and judicial system.
Lahren was against this.
Lahren began a slur campaign against Beyoncé and included her husband Jay-Z. She said that they are hypocrites due to Jay-Z admitting to selling drugs for 14 years before he began rapping and establishing his career as a true entrepreneur and business tycoon. Jay then responded with a song.
Charlemagne the God, the radio host for the Breakfast Club then began dissing Lahren on the radio. He called her the Donkey of the Day. She then hosted him on her show and they debated Black Lives Matter and Beyoncé. Tomi consistently avoided the question of if there is a problem with police brutality against people of color, or not.
Instead, she said that the people should not protest, not caring about why they are protesting.
Lahren was then given her own official show on the Blaze and her first show featured Pamela Geller. In this show, Geller talked about profiling Muslims and monitoring mosques in America, for which Lahren agrees. Let me make this clear, Lahren was for monitoring and watching mosques.
Since then she has called for a national registration system of Muslims.
When Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers began his protest of the National Anthem by sitting down, Lahren went into another tirade. She said on her show that, “Kaepernick was Un-American and if he did not like it here then he could leave”. She went on to say that, “A person that makes $18 million a year throwing a football has no right to protest.”
Lahren then went on to further attack Black Lives Matter.
Lahren has also made rants against the people protesting the Trump victory. She has made claims that George Soros paid them. She called them ‘crybabies’ and was her usual angry white woman self when she attacked them.
Lahren’s newest targets are the Muslims and the Native Americans protesting the pipeline of the Dakotas. The Sioux want to protect their land, and water. Lahren said that there was an environmental impact assessment analysis done but what she failed to mention was that it was done by the same company, not a third party. This is deceptive and nullified that contract.
The project has now been delayed while a third part does an environmental impact assessment analysis.
While Lahren has shown a pattern of ranting against people of color protesting, she has not once never ranted against white groups protesting, such as the militia occupation of a federal refuge in Oregon, but instead she supports them.
Trevor Noah was correct when he asked Tomi, “When is it right to protest? When is it okay for people of color to protest, when they are always told it is the wrong time? Why doesn’t what they protest matter? Where is the empathy?”
At the still young age of 24, Lahren does not realize how racist she seems because she is from the town of Rapid City, South Dakota and was not exposed to a lot. She would then move to Dallas, where it is a provincial culture. Now, she is starting to go to New York and get exposed to a more cosmopolitan—and more ethnic—culture.
Perhaps being as young as she is and being exposed to culture might help her start to see issues from other perspectives, but as of right now, her viewpoints ring of white supremacy and looks like just another angry white woman who copied the ranting style and bigotry of Judge Judy.
I am betting that she stays in the same mold, because it is making her money and deep down she is a bigot. She abhors anything not White or Christian. I do hope that she changes though. Only time will tell.