Nearly everyone in American society has condemned the way George Floyd was killed. This includes the President and arch-Conservative lawmakers like Ted Cruz. Even ultra-Right Wing pundits like Rush Limbaugh and Jeanine Pirro have come out against the Minneapolis police actions.
But pundit Candace Owens has a different opinion on the matter. While the Trump family favorite says she disagrees with Floyd’s killing, she also says he shouldn’t be held up as a martyr.
Owens released a video via Facebook Live and it soon became the number one video on Facebook. The New York Times’ Kevin Roose tweeted, “The #1 post on Facebook today is a Candace Owens video that claims that George Floyd was a ‘horrible human being’ and that ‘racially motivated police brutality is a myth.’ 24 million views in 19 hours. (For scale, Plandemic got 8 million views.)”
In the video, Owens claims, “There was so much pressure for me to go with the popular opinion about who George Floyd was. We are being sold a lot of lies at the detriment to the black community, at the detriment to the white community and at the detriment to America as a whole. So, I want to come out and say that I do not support George Floyd and the media’s depiction of him as a martyr for black America.”
The right-wing personality continued, “Everyone is pretending that this man lived a heroic lifestyle. We are embarrassing in that regard. Nobody wants to tell the truth in black America. Our biggest problem is us. She ended the video by declaring: “I have no apologies to make. George Floyd is not my martyr. He can be yours.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.