A Fox News contributor on Saturday suggested that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger (pictured), who killed six people and wounded 13 others in an Isla Vista, Calif., massacre on Friday, may have been triggered because he could not cope with his “homosexual impulses.”
Much of Rodger’s rambling autobiographical manifesto focused on the fact that he was a self-confessed virgin at 22, who had “never even kissed a girl.”
In a manifesto titled “The Day of Retribution,” Rodger wrote: “I will destroy all women because I can never have them. I will make them all suffer for rejecting me. … If they won’t accept me among them, then they are my enemies. They showed me no mercy, and in turn I will show them no mercy.”
But in an appearance on “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Fox News “expert” and reality TV psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig suggested a different motive for the shootings.
“When I was first listening to him, I was like, ‘Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him,’” Ludwig said. “And then I started to have a different idea: Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?’”
“Was he angry with women because they were taking away men from him?” she speculated. “But this is a kid who couldn’t connect, and felt enraged, and wanted to obliterate anyone that made him feel like a nothing.”
When host Jeanine Pirro remarked that Rodger killed both men and women, Ludwig surmised that he could have been “angry at the men for not choosing him.”
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