Right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro attempted to take down Megan Rapinoe, however, it didn't go particularly well for him.
Speaking on his show, Shapiro has claimed that the reason Rapinoe is successful is because she's "a very outspoken lesbian". Yes, he really believes that the reason she's incredibly successful and talented has nothing to do with the fact that she's... successful and talented.
Ranting on The Ben Shapiro Show, he said:
We have to pretend that truly she's a hero to everyone. Absolute, absolute silliness.
And bad for the country by the way. When even the stuff we take a break with is turned into this, it's pretty obnoxious.
And we're not talking about 1968 in the middle of the civil rights movement, with American sprinters raising the black power fist because American politics is polarised around them... race in '68.
We're not talking about that. We are talking about gay marriage is legal across the United States because of a Supreme Court dictate.
He then adds:
We're talking about Megan Rapinoe is getting million dollar contracts specifically because of her sexuality... and because she she's a very, very, good soccer player.
But let's make no mistake. If she was a very, very, good soccer player and she wasn't an outspoken lesbian, she would be getting fewer contracts.
Because she is seen as a political figure.
She is sort of Colin Kaepernick but with actual talent.
So, all of this is obnoxious, but we're supposed to pretend that she's so charming and wonderful.
But it is not obnoxious to live in the best time for women, and the best time for lesbians, and the best time for women's soccer in the world.
The best time in the history of the world for any of those things.
We're supposed to pretend that she's the victim and America's a terrible place, so that she can make more money, presumably?
Yes, sure, Ben. That's definitely how it works. Social media users were quick to call him out.
I for one welcome my new outspoken lesbian overlords https://t.co/oaWu9ZBPex— Jessica Mason Pieklo (@Jessica Mason Pieklo) 1562849892
Well, she sure isn't getting soccer contracts for being captain of the USWNT that just won another World Cup, as sh… https://t.co/zHJeRjSeCN— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1562853492
It really is amazing how Rapinoe manages to cunnilingus the ball right into the net. https://t.co/RKi8x7j8tX— Dan Savage (@Dan Savage) 1562835175
I suppose it's understandable that Shapiro cannot fathom the idea of someone achieving something based on their tal… https://t.co/5n9iJOhC3K— Craig Calcaterra (@Craig Calcaterra) 1562847416
Ah yes, because life has been so peachy for "very outspoken lesbians". This coming from @benshapiro, a private scho… https://t.co/91xhuqZ7Z2— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1562805417
Ben Shapiro's voice sounds like if you could fart from your nose https://t.co/3pjvXue76x— Wes Burdine (@Wes Burdine) 1562853351
Well, we stan OUR president.
More: Right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro shredded over new book title
More: Ben Shapiro got well and truly roasted for his hypocritical D-Day comment
Keep reading...Show less
The Conversation (0)