Tomi Lahren Feels Silenced After Being Suspended From The Blaze
Tomi Lahren is the millennial conservative everyone loves to debate.
The 24-year-old known for her unpopular views when it comes to politics and social justice issues is currently in limbo career-wise.
Lahren was recently the host of her own show on Glenn Beck’s conservative online platform, The Blaze. Things changed for Lahren in mid-March after she made an appearance on “The View,” and stated her views on abortion, which are pro-choice.
She said, “I’m pro-choice, and here’s why: I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government, but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies… stay out of my guns and you can stay out of my body as well.”
Those comments definitely didn’t sit well with Lahren’s conservative audience, resulting in social media backlash. When Lahren returned home to Dallas she says that’s when she got the call she wouldn’t be doing her show and was suspended for a week or maybe longer.
Lahren is currently suing her former boss and employer for wrongful termination. Even though Lahren doesn’t have her show anymore, she’s still getting paid and remains under contract with The Blaze until September.
On his show, Beck defended Lahren’s claims saying, “If you are pro-choice, you can have a job at TheBlaze. I don’t want strawmen. I want people to make a real argument on the other side.”
He also went on to say, “I would disagree that you’re a hypocrite if you want limited government and yet you want government to protect life of the unborn.”
In an interview with ABC News, Lahren said of the lawsuit, “This is not about politics.”
“This is about someone who had an opposing viewpoint that has been silenced and sidelined and thrown away. I get up in the morning and I don’t have a job to go to,” she said. “I don’t sit down in my chair and deliver my ‘Final Thoughts,’ I don’t have a dressing room, so I’m terminated, I’m fired… the way I look at things, I’m not doing what I was contracted to do, which was produce a television show, a political talk show.”
Lahren isn’t exactly high up on the empathy meter when it comes to people feeling bad about her situation. At only 24, she has said some pretty outlandish things which you probably wouldn’t expect from someone her age. She spent much of 2016 criticizing NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem, waged a war of words on the Black Panther Party after Beyonce saluted them during her Super Bowl halftime performance and tweeted and deleted that the Black Lives Matter movement was the new KKK.
Also, let’s not forget her appearance on “The Daily Show” where host Trevor Noah basically had a fact for every asinine thing that came out of Lahren’s mouth. Then there was cupcake-gate after Noah sent Lahren cupcakes to thank her for appearing on his show. That set off a firestorm too.
So, does anyone feel bad for Lahren? It’s not looking too good. However, Lahren says don’t count her out just yet.
“I’m not the kind of girl that sits in the corner and cries about things. And that’s another message I really want to get across. I don’t consider myself a feminist but boy I will not lay down and play dead ever.”
We won’t be surprised if Lahren does in fact have another opportunity lined up after contract with The Blaze comes to an end.