Tomi Lahren’s attempt to make mean-girl hay out of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida didn’t quite work out as she planned when one of the traumatized students answered her back. Guess whose tweet got the most likes and retweets?
Lahren, Fox News’ great white hope to attract millennial viewers (just pay no attention to her Obamacare hypocrisy), probably did little for that effort with her venomous exploitation of yesterday’s mass shooting on social media with a knee-jerk attack on the left:
Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? My goodness. This isn't about a gun it's about another lunatic. #FloridaShooting— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 15, 2018
But kudos to "kyra," the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who responded with this heartfelt tweet:
A gun has killed 17 of my fellow classmates. A gun has traumatized my friends. My entire school, traumatized from this tragedy. This could have been prevented. Please stfu tomi https://t.co/qNo03ZE3Ev— kyra (@longlivekcx) February 15, 2018
As I write this, Lahren’s tweet has received 5983 retweets and 2,936 likes. Kyra’s tweet has received 41,562 retweets and 116,409 likes. Those numbers seemed to have exploded in kyra's favor since.
As Raw Story noted, “Other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have similarly attacked lawmakers and gun-rights advocates for refusing to do anything to curb gun violence in the United States.” One student “called President Donald Trump a “piece of sh*t” over his inaction on changing gun laws.”
(Lahren image via screen grab)
CNN is interviewing a lot of the students most of whom talk a lot of sense. They are a lot better at analysing the situation than the GOP politicians and CNN is perversely presenting both categories, the one after the other. It’s enheartening, and I hope those kids will continue to speak out.
If shooter is: Muslim
rapid response: he’s a terrorist! Ban!
If shooter is: Hispanic
rapid response: he’s illegal! Build the wall!
If shooter is: African-American
rapid response: he’s violent! More cops and guns!
if shooter is: Caucasian-American
rapid response: he’s mentally disturbed. Thoughts and prayers.