Dinesh D’Souza apologizes for mocking Parkland shooting survivors after massive backlash
Dinesh D’Souza is getting slammed by conservatives and liberals alike after mocking student survivors of last week’s Florida high school shooting.
After Florida’s House voted against opening a debate on legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons, an Associated Press photo showed survivors from the school reacting with distress.
“Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs,” D’Souza wrote to his 799,000 followers in response to a tweet by an Associated Press reporter.
Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs https://t.co/Vg3mXYvb4c
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 20, 2018
The backlash was swift and almost universal.
You’re a trash human being. https://t.co/HP5UYqSpRY
— Michael Jenkins (@JenksNBCS) February 21, 2018
About Dinesh D’Souza:
1. He’s a stupid person’s idea of a smart person.
2. He’s a stupid person.
3. He’s a convicted criminal.
4. He’s an amoral sociopath.
5. He craves attention…
…so I didn’t link him to this. Treat him like what he is: Wipe him off the bottom of your shoe.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) February 20, 2018
I support 2A and gun rights. This jailbird little creep is beneath contempt. No words. None. https://t.co/zpCgpbrw0O
— John Schindler (@20committee) February 20, 2018
Dinesh D’Souza with the expert troll on [checks notes] students who just watched their classmates die. pic.twitter.com/qgJBMgj7CO
— Peter Finocchiaro (@PLFino) February 20, 2018
Imagine being so depraved that you have to go after kids this way. pic.twitter.com/Kcsg0arQOw
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) February 20, 2018
No. Just no. https://t.co/zr9Vm8fgUJ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 20, 2018
On Wednesday morning, approximately 15 hours after the tweet in question, the conservative filmmaker apologized for being “insensitive to students who lost friends in a terrible tragedy.”
While it aimed at media manipulation, my tweet was insensitive to students who lost friends in a terrible tragedy. I’m truly sorry
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 21, 2018
The documentarian of “2016: Obama’s America” and “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” was sentenced to five years of probation in 2014 after pleading guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws, which is a felony.