Fox News contributor and conservative commentator Tomi Lahren met the full force of the Bey Hive after she took to Twitter to criticize both Colin Kaepernick and Beyoncé this week.
Queen Bey presented former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award Tuesday night for his dedication and sacrifice in fighting against racial injustice and police brutality.
In response to this, Lahren slammed Bey and Kaep as being anti-police and anti-American, respectively, in a tweet.
Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a “legacy” award. This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow. pic.twitter.com/KIe6IqEQey— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 6, 2017
Members of the black community have defended the victims of Lahren's attacks before, and this time was no different. Without a moment's notice, the Bey Hive and Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles, came to Kaep and Bey's defense on Instagram and Twitter.
Wow what a powerful statement !! Thank you Beyonce for being brave enough to say what many of us are thinking!!! Translates to me as : when you protest injustice and racism & put a spotlight on it that means that you are being “ Un American “or disrespectful to our country ! What does that say about this Country? Our current administration would have you believe that the protest was protesting the flag and the national anthem !! Wrong!!! There is no mention of the purpose of his protest which was the killing of innocent unarmed black men and racism in this country. The constant smokeScreens and deflecting that’s done every day is laughable! That is the game that they play with us every day about everything. They would have you believe that this is about people disrespecting the flag or disrespecting our soldiers. What bullshit? It’s very interesting that in Beyoncé speech She makes it crystal clear that Mr. Kaepernick nor anyone else was disrespecting our soldiers or All police officers, who protect us every day and we have the utmost respect for. Or the Flag. Its interesting that I don’t see that printed as often as the other part which i have read over and over. I just have to say that in my opinion if you are a person that is a good human being and devoid of racism but that when you hear or see injustices being done to someone else and you don’t stand up and say something about it, when you can conveniently look the other way , you are complicit in this behavior and are almost as guilty as the person perpetrating it! I don’t expect everyone to get it!! I do expect that this is going to piss a lot of people off and if it does you are exactly who I’m talking about if the shoe fits wear it! My prayer is that this will inspire at least one person to please stand up today to injustice !!! ❤️
In the scathing post, Tina Knowles lets Lahren and haters know what is up, writing that her daughter "makes it crystal clear that Mr. Kaepernick nor anyone else was disrespecting our soldiers or all police officers, who protect us every day and we have the utmost respect for. Or the flag. It's interesting that I don’t see that printed as often as the other part which I have read over and over."
The speech that Knowles is referring to can be heard here:
"Racism is so American, that when we protest racism, people seem to think we’re protesting against America." - Bey. https://t.co/HsfuOuXJc8— Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) December 6, 2017
Back on Twitter, Lahren was quickly dismissed by the Bey Hive. Users hammered her, accusing her of misleading her base and perpetuating a false narrative.
Beyoncé LITERALLY SAID IN THE FUCKING SPEECH that racism is so interwoven in the fabric of our country that when we protest racism, people think we are protesting the country. And here you are proving her fucking point.— The Librarian (@AdrianXpression) December 6, 2017
You rotting cauliflower in the face built ass motherfucker. https://t.co/s7itaTfiLZ
No he hates the police brutality that occurs to us black people. Its people like you who want that so badly to be the reason— Cecelia BlueBriggans (@Cecelewis7) December 7, 2017
The Beyoncé jealousy is real. 😂 Perhaps because she is a beautiful, successful, talented woman and isn't on her parent's insurance?— Marcella (@marcellalaluna) December 6, 2017
Good to see you're drinking all of the #FauxNews Kool-aid these days. Beyonce & Kaepernick have been very clear that they respect the police. What they protest is the continued racial inequality & unjustified homicides of black men and women at the hands of too many officers.— Jon Day (@_jonday) December 6, 2017
Tomi Lahren is still angry because Beyoncé loves that she’s a black woman who knows that black people needs equality pic.twitter.com/6kafzuCDLt— Candy (@MrsBeyyy) December 6, 2017
Sooo when is Tomi Lahren going to actually get a job instead of profiting off attacking Beyoncé?— Were people doing coke in your bathroom ? (@FiveSecondPose) December 7, 2017
Like many others who came for Bey have learned, the Hive does not play.