For those unfamiliar with Candace Owens, she is a conservative commentator and political activist who now unofficially campaigns for President Donald Trump.
For those who don't tune in to MAGA rallies or Fox News, Owens is best known as the person Kanye West accused of lying and taking advantage of him shortly after his visit to the Oval Office and praise of Trump. Owens claimed she worked with West on one of her pet projects, but West denied any involvement.
Owens occasionally makes headlines through saying things about Hitler or that racism doesn't exist or other attention getting schemes. With the world focused on the global pandemic and the rise of antivaxxers in media coverage, it was only a matter of time before Owens added the viral pathogen and vaccines to her repertoire of shock tactics.
On Twitter, Owens declared:
"This is your daily reminder that under no circumstances will I be getting any [pandemic pathogen] vaccine that becomes available."
"Ever. No matter what."
This is your daily reminder that under no circumstances will I be getting any #coronavirus vaccine that becomes ava… https://t.co/cw7crYBb6P— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1588017005.0
While some wondered who asked for that information...
@RealCandaceO https://t.co/Lj4tdavMfM— “Celia” (@“Celia”)1588047119.0
...the majority of responses were fine with it.
You do you, Candace.
I was conducting a (virtual) focus group with Trump voters recently and was surprised when several participants sai… https://t.co/q4caKDzOsH— Sarah Longwell (@Sarah Longwell)1588030676.0
@SarahLongwell25 https://t.co/SnDF7Ppgk3— Rebekah Gregg (@Rebekah Gregg)1588031288.0
Despite the cries of antivaxxers, no one is forced to be vaccinated.
Others are just not forced to tolerate antivaxxers chosen contagious state.
@RealCandaceO So...a sociopath willing to kill the immune deficient who won't be able to get the vaccine, who cares… https://t.co/Q0uFm8DFJg— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald)1588022860.0
@RealCandaceO I’ve read the replies and pretty much everyone is ok with this— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1588047052.0
@OhNoSheTwitnt @RealCandaceO https://t.co/PWq0WOBEu4— Paulette Feeney (@Paulette Feeney)1588047678.0
@RealCandaceO Anti-vaccine before there is even a vaccine is a whole new level of stupid.— BecauseReasons (@BecauseReasons)1588017205.0
Laws regarding vaccination always include an either or option.
There are no antivaxxer internment camps despite the cries of persecution.
@AdamPit84977926 @matthew_applin @BecauseReason11 @RealCandaceO Or they’re just severe nutcases that believe unfoun… https://t.co/osyprm8nJu— Quarantined Freddy (@Quarantined Freddy)1588030817.0
@AdamPit84977926 @TrickDaddy116 @matthew_applin @BecauseReason11 @RealCandaceO Has a good reason to be mad. There’s… https://t.co/HVY1oa8AT0— Sam (@Sam)1588031086.0
Laws regarding vaccination only state that the vulnerable who cannot be vaccinated have a right to not be infected by people who choose to not be vaccinated in public spaces or in healthcare.
People wondered why Owens was latching onto the latest controversy getting attention.
@SarahLongwell25 @gtconway3d Has Fox News cut ties with Candace Owens yet? They cut ties with Diamond & Silk. Charl… https://t.co/Y7lbRm8B6D— BarrDeceivesForTrump (@BarrDeceivesForTrump)1588037071.0
@RealCandaceO Candace is so desperate to stay relevant that she is willing to die to own the libs You go girl!— Red, Noble Committee Marketing Director (@Red, Noble Committee Marketing Director)1588031959.0
@Redpainter1 @RealCandaceO Who is she? Why was she ever relevant?— WES (@WES)1588033090.0
@WESellenWES @Redpainter1 @RealCandaceO https://t.co/HeFmpR0iS5— Name cannot be blank (@Name cannot be blank)1588033514.0
Antivaxxers have a legal right to jeopardize their and their minor children's lives and health. Rules, regulations and laws that require vaccinations before entering certain public spaces or professions only state the voluntarily unvaccinated do not have the right to jeopardize the lives of those who cannot be vaccinated.
How long Owens will stay with this latest cause, now that her others have fallen out of the public eye, remains to be seen.
"ANTIVAXX TRAIL: you have died of a preventable disease"