Tomi Lahren, angry Fox News news shouter, has been on a particularly odious tear lately. She accused 2020 Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris of “sleeping her way to the top” and said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the youngest women ever elected to Congress, isn’t successful “in real life.” Lahren’s tweets always inspire a number of biting replies, and one of the best seems to have gotten someone suspended from Twitter.
It’s been almost a year, so you could be forgiven for forgetting the details of the conservative backlash to the push for tougher gun control laws in the wake of the Parkland massacre. One of the oddest (and dumbest) arguments offered up by conservatives was that liberals don’t know enough about gun trivia to properly regulate weapons.
Tomi Lahren offered up a representative take on why any gun control regulations advanced by Democrats could be dismissed out of hand.
Hey Lefties, “AR” does NOT stand for “assault rifle.” It stands for “ArmaLite rifle.” You want to take our guns but you don’t know jack about guns. See the problem?
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 1, 2018
Yeah, it’s pretty dumb.
One reply to Lahren’s stupidity was especially brutal and it reportedly resulted in a suspension recently (yes, a year later).
Twitter suspended Candice Aiston for this brilliant and hilarious tweet. Apparently the word 'clitoris' is verboten. pic.twitter.com/En7Dleaozw
— Lisa Goldman (@lisang) January 31, 2019
Quite a dunk, 10 out of 10.
Plenty of people on Twitter backed Aiston up after she got suspended, including comedian Sarah Silverman.
Punishing women for saying the clinical name for a part of their body. Hm. Lemme guess, men don’t have it and it’s only purpose is joy? Yeah that sounds about right https://t.co/lWsncuAAdO
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 1, 2019
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) January 31, 2019
Probably the first time Jack has found the clitoris. https://t.co/tPPdQklXpy
— Vanessa, Mistress of the Cards (@MsVColquhoun) February 1, 2019
So Candice Aiston got mass-reported to Twitter and suspended by what appears to be a group of very chill folks. pic.twitter.com/8rXFyx2qPe
— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) March 18, 2018
— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) January 31, 2019
It appears Aiston’s Twitter account has been reinstated and her tweets are protected. Aiston has been suspended before and penned a Medium post about her clashes with (left-wing) Twitter foes and Twitter support.