Tomi Lahren Adds Homophobia to Her Racism Arsenal

Tomi Lahren attacked lesbian soccer pro Megan Rapinoe

The Blaze commentator Tomi Lahren spent the better part of the last week spewing racism and jingoistic hate attacking San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for exercising his constitutional right to abstain from participating in the national anthem. Just when you thought her vitriol couldn’t become more toxic, she added homophobia to her hate arsenal by attacking lesbian professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe.

Lahren’s most recent attack focused on Rapinoe after the soccer pro knelt on the field during the national anthem this week to stand in solidarity with Kaepernick protesting racial injustice and systemic racism.

“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties,” said Rapinoe. Adding that her act was “very intentional,” she added, “It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this.”

“It was a little nod to Kaepernick and everything that he’s standing for right now,” Rapinoe told the Guardian. “I think it’s actually pretty disgusting the way he was treated and the way that a lot of the media has covered it and made it about something that it absolutely isn’t. We need to have a more thoughtful, two-sided conversation about racial issues in this country.”

Lahren didn’t see Rapinoe’s act of solidarity the same though.

“It turns out this has extended out passed one selfish little baby,” Lahren began, establishing her smug, nationalistic superiority right off the bat.

Speaking directly to Rapinoe, Lahren nearly screamed, “You look at that flag and you hear that anthem and it disgusts you, huh? Because the United States doesn’t respect your liberties as a gay person?”

You can see where this is going, just as it did with her argument against Kaepernick.

“Hey Megan, do you know what they do to women and gay people in many countries around the world? They stone them and throw them off buildings!”

Lahren added, “This nation, the stars and stripes you don’t stand for, yeah there are men and women overseas fighting under that flag against enemies that would kill people like you.”

That’s right, marginalized minorities in the United States should just shut up and be happy they aren’t living in a third would regime. Who cares that they are actually exercising the very rights those men and women overseas are fighting to protect, right?

After relaying a racist anecdote thereafter (just to get in her required dose of racism mandatory for any Lahren screed) Tomi Lahren dismissed anyone and everyone that would dare have an opinion, expression or idea contrary to her privileged, Christian Caucasian world view.

Here’s video of the rant:


Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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