It’s unclear what in the hell is wrong with Candace Owens.
Perhaps this is what full-blown self-hatred looks like, or maybe she and Kanye West are drunk from the same “free thought” Kool-Aid, or if she’s just trolling us with her pro-Trump, anti-Black rhetoric. But on Tuesday, the 29-year-old conservative truly showed her ignorant a** when she testified in front of Congress about white nationalism in the U.S.
The former liberal now communications director for the right-wing org Turning Point USA really fixed her mouth to say that white supremacy isn’t real. Apparently in her mind, it’s just an “election strategy.”
“White supremacy, racism, white nationalism, words that once held real meaning, have now become nothing more than election strategies,” she claimed.
Even worse, according to The Daily Beast, Owens “also argued that black conservatives are severely discriminated against and denied the existence of the Southern Strategy,” which was an electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to racism against African Americans.
“Black conservatives who have the audacity to think for ourselves and become educated about our history, and the myth of things, like the Southern Switch and the Southern Strategy, which never happened,” Owens said.
Take a look at this foolishness:
In addition, she claimed that this documented rise in hate crimes is fabricated.
“The hearing today is not about white nationalism or hate crimes, it’s about fear-mongering, power and control,” Owens said, casting doubt on whether hate crimes in the U.S. have risen in recent years.
“The goal here is to scare blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims, helping [Democrats] censor dissenting opinions … helping them regain control,” Owens said at the hearing.
That, and as The Hill pointed out, the FBI reported that hate crimes in the U.S. are up for the third year in a row in 2017, rising 17 percent from the previous year. And the majority of these crimes were committed against Black, Jewish and Muslim Americans.
But fools don’t believe in facts.
Thankfully, Black Twitter had words about Ms. Owens’ coonery and questioned why the Judiciary Committee even asked her uninformed self (and parched ‘do) to testify in the first place.
Let me go ahead and leave this right here for folks confused about the uninformed mess that someone named Candace Owens is trying to pass off as truth. In fact, it’s just white nationalist revisionist garbage. The Southern Strategy goes as follows. And the marathon continues. https://t.co/era1mzwij2— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens had no place at today’s hearing on fighting white supremacy on tech platforms, not only because she's unqualified, but also because her presence was counterproductive to its purpose. Her testimony was a gift to white nationalists, perpetuating countless racist lies. https://t.co/TKXuTsnh1N— Rashad Robinson (@rashadrobinson) April 9, 2019
I need to avoid the Candace Owens & Nat Turner trending topics today for the sake of my blood pressure, vitality & longevity so imma do that.— Unite in justice for the poor & oppressed (@BreeNewsome) April 9, 2019
Why is Candace Owens crusty ass considered an authority on anything but ashy, bad politics?— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens just said that "a nationalist would not kill his own people."— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens is ignorant.— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) April 9, 2019
Nat Turner and Candace Owens trending at the same time on Shirley Chisholm‘s innerwebs. My stars.— April (@ReignOfApril) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens is intellectually and bankrupt. This is not an exaggeration. She legit is absent of knowledge and information, merely spewing ad hoc whatever she feels will strike a tone with her targeted audience in the commodities market of racially divisive buyers and sellers.— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens just told Congress she was a victim of "leftist threats." She spent a good two minutes styling herself a victim while spreading white supremacist propaganda that poses a risk to both her and every other black person in this country. https://t.co/faOFX9Vkjc— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens listening to herself: pic.twitter.com/zrBOe53iMO— Loving WeHo ❤️🏳️🌈🌴 (@lovingweho) April 9, 2019
When you’re making a list of the top scammers of the last several years, you’ve got to put Candace Owens on the top 10— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens just said that the Southern Strategy didn’t happen. I'm over this hearing and the Bs already pic.twitter.com/2IyLqYU8WQ— DeNeiro Sanders (@Dsandz15) April 9, 2019
That time Candace Owens thought it was cool to say "Hitler was OK until he tried to kill Jews outside of Germany" in a small room of racists— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 9, 2019
That time Ted Lieu brought receipts and played her own insane comments for her in front of the whole goddamn world. pic.twitter.com/7roODEqZYz
Candace Owens thought she was gon get up on the stand & lie, but Ted Lieu got RECEIPTS on her ass💀 pic.twitter.com/7blTQSnSJU— Will👁🅰️Ⓜ️ On Parole (@willyoncejr) April 9, 2019
Just because she's black doesn't mean that Candace Owens isn't a white supremacist with "can I speak to your manager" face when somebody plays her comments about Hitler pic.twitter.com/H47rpz8xaF— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens is the female version of Clayton Bigsby pic.twitter.com/ZYlArrRTOQ— . (@Bet3lgeu5e) April 9, 2019