In the era of a revived feminist movement, the acts of an angry male Hollywood director trying to destroy the career of a successful female political commentator should raise all sorts of “sexism” alarms amidst liberals.
But it’s not, for one reason: She’s an outspoken conservative.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham was met with calls for a boycott of her advertisers after a clip from her Wednesday show was passed around social media and labeled as racist.
"In some parts of the country it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they're changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don't like,” Ingraham said, according to Business Insider.
"From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically, in some ways, the country has changed. Now, much of this is related to both illegal and in some cases legal immigration that, of course, progressives love,” she continued, adding that “it’s not about race or ethnicity.”
But then she got blasted by liberals after just a segment of her remarks was passed around and got praised by ex-KKK David Duke, who didn’t quite get what she was saying.
After she was labeled far and wide as a racist for her comments, she laid them out more clearly on her Thursday show, according to Mediaite.
“A message to those who are distorting my views, including all white nationalists and especially one racist freak whose name I won’t even mention,” she said. “You do not have my support. You don’t represent my views and you are antithetical to the beliefs I hold dear.”
She went on to say that she was solely addressing the need for border security because illegal immigration is harming our country, adding that, “Despite what some may be contending, I made explicitly clear that my commentary had nothing to do with race or ethnicity. But rather a shared goal of keeping America safe and her citizens safe and prosperous.”
“Furthermore, as I have said repeatedly on the show, merit-based immigration does wonders for our country’s economy, our way of life, and how we define our country,” she said. “I even said that in my opening thoughts last night.”
“I want to make it really clear that my concern will continue to remain with the families who have suffered the tragic result of illegal immigration. The children put in dangerous and unfair situations at the border and all those border agents around the country who work to keep our country safe,” she concluded.
Despite the clarification, Hollywood producer Judd Apatow — known for shows and films like “Girls,” “Knocked Up,” and “40-Year-Old Virgin” — is still trying to destroy her career as one of the most popular female talk show hosts in America.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo even suggest she leave the country, The Hill reported.
“To turn a phrase back on our us-versus-them friends — if you don’t like what America is, you leave,” Cuomo said Thursday evening. “America does not need to become great again. She will only become greater by being more of what she already is.”
He didn’t mention the fact that liberals often call for deep, widespread, and fundamental changes to America.
Those calling for a boycott of Ingraham’s advertisers haven’t learned a lesson from Parkland activist David Hogg, who first called for a boycott of her advertisers in April and ended up making her more popular than ever. According to Yahoo! News, Ingraham saw her best ratings ever in the midst of the boycott.
Ingraham is a single mother with an adopted daughter from Guatemala and two adopted sons from Russia.