Far-right commentator Tomi Lahren is known for having unpopular and often baseless opinions. Whether she's comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan or mocking survivors of school shootings, Lahren's views aren't particularly popular.
Now, after pop singer Taylor Swift's instagram post announcing support for liberal politicians in Tennessee, Lahren's response is gaining traction for all the wrong reasons.
Let’s be clear, I’m not with Taylor and I’m not with Kanye. I’m not for celebrities that pop off of sh*t they don’t understand. Period.— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1538971088.0
If you hadn't already guessed it, now may be a good time to mention that Lahren is a fervent Trump supporter, often coming to bat to echo the president's insults against whoever struck his ire that day.
However, Donald Trump had no political experience before the presidency and was considered a reality show star, which makes Lahren's statement on Taylor Swift and other celebrities popping off "sh*t they don't uderstand" a tad awkward.
Twitter users are pointing this out.
@TomiLahren The president that you so openly support is literally a celebrity with no political background. Take a seat, Tomato Lasagna.— samantha (@samantha)1538971627.0
@TomiLahren Trump is a celebrity who pops off about sh** that he doesn’t understand ALL. THE. TIME. 😂— John Rocha (@John Rocha)1539012659.0
@TomiLahren This is hilarious, you literally support a reality show celebrity for president. You love it when James… https://t.co/E0BITypKaz— Blaine Hardaway (@Blaine Hardaway)1538980044.0
@TomiLahren Ahem. You voted for a fake billionaire, fake businessman c-list reality tv star who has bankrupted ever… https://t.co/zMjsnJoaoM— DeepStateofDisbelief (@DeepStateofDisbelief)1539021073.0
@TomiLahren Oh you mean like the reality star president you adore so much?— Sherri Ruffler (@Sherri Ruffler)1539009031.0
They also accused Lahren herself of doing the same thing.
@TomiLahren That's literally you minus being a celebrity— H. Jahanam 🇺🇸 🔥🇱🇧 (@H. Jahanam 🇺🇸 🔥🇱🇧)1539008574.0
Users also pointed out other hypocrisies.
Lahren has frequently sided with celebrities who have spoken out for right wing values or celebrities idolized by Republicans.
She's even done this for (drum roll) Taylor Swift.
@TomiLahren I’ll take tweets that age horribly for $500: https://t.co/tXrtwDsjt6 https://t.co/XBAP0wkwEQ— NR (@NR)1538976655.0
In a culture of crap, there is a role model. @taylorswift13 https://t.co/AfBWacj4iM— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1455815143.0
Swift had long since made efforts to stay apolitical, something that Lahren apparently admired her for when many Americans inferred Swift's views aligned with more right-wing politics. However, Swift's post, while endorsing Liberal candidates, still encouraged fans to do their own research and to, ultimately, vote. Swift said:
For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.
So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count.
But Taylor Swift isn't the only celebrity Lahren has vouched for in the past.
@TomiLahren Of course, unless by “celebrity” you mean actors who haven’t worked since you were born: https://t.co/NFTYg6kwNV— NR (@NR)1538976969.0
@TomiLahren So James Woods, Chuck Woolery, Scott Baio, Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, Randy Quaid, Dennis Rodman, and yes; e… https://t.co/X6YIDx5yfm— David M. (@David M.)1539010485.0
Lahren used to do internet video commentaries for The Blaze until 2017, when she admitted to being pro-choice. Soon after, Lahren began working as a commentator for Fox News in 2017.