Right-wing pundit Tomi Lahren has made her career being generally wrong on most issues. She regularly gets facts wrong, dabbles in conspiracy theories, and, of course, cheerleads for President Donald Trump at every opportunity.
But after she tried to condemn LGBTQ supporters of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, the community quickly schooled the clueless commentator on how ridiculous her claim was.
“To the pro-eternal shutdown cheerleaders, when your favorite government pals start canceling pride parades, we better not hear a peep out of you!!!” Lahren tweeted.
Except for a few smaller Pride events held late in the year, most Pride events have either been canceled or postponed. Several events that were originally delayed, have been called off completely.
The responses were fast and furious. People reminded her that “government pals” wouldn’t shut down Pride festivals since organizers already have.
Why? As one queer emergency room doctor tweeted in reply, “If my community hadn’t already cancelled pride events I’d be lobbying organizers to do so immediately. That’s because unlike you the LGBTIQ community has a sense of civic pride & duty and cares about our neighbors.”
Or as another user responded, “Pride events were cancelled weeks ago, darling. And having lived through a plague once, we were fine with that decision.”
Pride is about the greater good for all, which is why you didn’t see us in the streets threatening police officers while armed with assault rifles when the parades were canceled.
We can find pride anywhere. You all need a golf course and a hair salon to feel “free.”
— Aram Vartian (@vartian) May 9, 2020
Sweetie, they were already canceled. You know why you don’t know that? a) No one in the community complained. b) you didn’t use the google machine aimed at your face to check because you’re an idiot pic.twitter.com/xF64mjuga4
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) May 8, 2020
You dumb twit. Pride parades and parties are already cancelled, and our bars are closed, you haven't heard a peep out of us because:
1) You weren't invited.
2) Pride is like Christmas, it still happens even if you're at home alone.
3) The health of others is more important.
— Daimeon (@daimeonpilcher) May 9, 2020
Yeah, queer ER doc here: if my community hadn't already cancelled pride events I'd be lobbying organizers to do so immediately. That's because unlike you the LGBTIQ community has a sense of civic pride & duty and cares about our neighbors.
— Nick Gorton, MD 🏳️🌈🐾 (@RNickGorton) May 8, 2020
Pride events were cancelled weeks ago, darling. And having lived through a plague once, we were fine with that decision. pic.twitter.com/nQTyygxOiL
— Niffler (@henrydurantxxx) May 11, 2020