Trevor Noah ‘Offended By The Hypocrisy’ Of Tomi Lahren’s Suspension
At the top of this week (March 20), controversial commentator Tomi Lahren was suspended from the desk of her show on The Blaze. Reportedly, the deferral stemmed from a few comments Lahren made during an appearance on The View, where she voiced her pro-choice stance.
“I am someone that’s for limited government so 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,” she said, speaking on her opinion that the government’s place shouldn’t serve as chief over a woman’s body. Many presumed that given some conservatives’ pro-life stance, the higher-ups took offense to Lahren’s remarks.
The news of the 24-year-old’s suspension made its way to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, who hosted Lahren on his program in late 2016. Noah voiced his sentiments on the situation, and said hypocrisy is the main element in Lahren’s job predicament.
“Honestly, this is not cool,” Noah began. “If you are a conservative network that preaches day in and day out, ‘You politically correct snowflakes get offended too easily when anyone says something you disagree with,’ and then Tomi comes out and speaks her truth, says that she’s pro-choice and then suddenly her bosses go, ‘Oh, you like choices? Well, how about you choose a new job?’ That’s not cool. I was offended by the hypocrisy. I was so offended that I wanted to protest this. Unfortunately, there’s no type of black people protest that Tomi is comfortable with so I guess we should just move on.”
Lahren came under fire during her appearance on Noah’s weekly program, specifically for her criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement. She’s stated that the organization promotes a “false narrative,” and incites riots. Noah then went viral for his retort, stating, “You’re the same person who argued on your show that just because Donald Trump has supporters from the KKK doesn’t mean he’s in the KKK. Black Lives Matter has never said go out and shoot people.”