Social media users rally support for Tomi Lahren after drink is thrown at her
Social media users defended Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren after a woman threw a drink at her at a Minneapolis restaurant.
TMZ reported that a woman threw a glass of water at Lahren, unprovoked. A viral video of the incident and of someone shouting obscenities at Lahren prompted even liberal figures to come to her defense.
Comedian Kathy Griffin, a liberal, said that she doesn’t “think it’s cool” to physically confront someone you disagree with.
“I couldn’t disagree more with Tomi Lahren, but I don’t think it’s cool to resort to physical actions to make your point,” Griffin tweeted. “The first amendment is a beautiful thing — use it.”
I couldn’t disagree more with @TomiLahren, but I don’t think it’s cool to resort to physical actions to make your point.
The first amendment is a beautiful thing – use it. https://t.co/Yx8obh0aH0
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 23, 2018
Andy Lassner, an executive producer of “The Ellen Show,” said that while he “detests” Lahren, throwing a drink at her “crosses the line.”
“I think she’s terrible,” he tweeted. “I think she’s racist. I think her shtick is dumb. However, I don’t think throwing a drink in her face is something to be celebrated.”
Been thinking about it.
I know many will disagree, but here’s how I feel.
I detest @TomiLahren.
I think she’s terrible.
I think she’s racist.
I think her shtick is dumb.
However, I don’t think throwing a drink in her face is something to be celebrated.
It crosses the line.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) May 23, 2018
People need to learn free speech is free speech and what these thugs did too Tomi Lahren, is unacceptable. This not a message from any movement just down right evil, regardless of where you stand with @TomiLahren, she has every right to speak her values like any other American.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 23, 2018
What those people did is NEVER ok. No matter what someone thinks about another’s views, it’s disgusting.
— Jeremy Frankel (@FrankelJeremy) May 23, 2018
Whoever threw this drink at @TomiLahren is lame.
‘But, but her politics bother me’
I don’t care. You don’t treat people this way, and based on the traction your tweet getting, it’s utterly despicable how many agree with this behavior. Gross https://t.co/s5mRDfRixs
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) May 23, 2018
Lahren tweeted a message of thanks to those who spoke out in her defense.
“I appreciate the words of support- even from those who normally dislike me,” she tweeted. “Free speech is a gift- no need to resort to that kind of attack.”
I appreciate the words of support- even from those who normally dislike me. Free speech is a gift- no need to resort to that kind of attack. I’ll discuss the restaurant incident on @foxandfriends tomorrow morning.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 23, 2018
President Trump praised Lahren shortly after she discussed the incident on “Fox & Friends.”
“Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman!” he tweeted.
Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2018
Lahren, 25, is a rising star in conservative media who often draws criticism for her views on immigration, gun rights and race relations.
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