Not My Martyr: Candace Owens Goes on Anti-George Floyd Rant
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.)”
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.) pic.twitter.com/sK3Wc5XCtD
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) June 4, 2020
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.”
Watch the video below: