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Tomi Lahren’s Black Lives Matter message sparks outrage

Political commentator Tomi Lahren has caused a stir online with a series of controversial posts on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter.

On Wednesday, she shared several messages condemning those that support Black Lives Matter (BLM), saying it supported “international terror organizations.”

Her statements followed a now-deleted post from a BLM chapter in Chicago that allegedly celebrated Hamas attacks on Israeli citizens. It has since issued an apology.

On October 7, Hamas led a lethal Palestinian militant attack on Israel. Israel subsequently launched airstrikes on Gaza, with the conflict causing mass casualties on both sides.

Blacklivesmatter.com also released a statement stating that the Chicago chapter is independently run and has nothing to do with the broader organization.

The current conflict in Israel has been a huge talking point for Lahren on her show Tomi Lahren is Fearless, which streams three times a week.

Her first post on X regarding BLM read: “BLM is a domestic terror organization that supports international terror organizations. Call it what it is.”

In the space of a few hours, she also posted: “To those still defending BLM…shut up. Fools.” This was followed by: “Today would be a good day for all of you to go back on your profile grid to the summer of 2020 and delete that stupid black square.”

The posts generated a backlash.

Hitting out at the broadcaster one commenter on X joked: “You’re still here?” to which another replied: “She’s like herpes.”

However, the online reaction was not all negative. Replying to her second post calling BLM supporters fools, one comment read: “Kudos Same here.”

“You are smart woman,” another said, while a different X user chimed in: “Been saying it for years.”

This is not the first time Lahren has hit out at BLM, having said: “BLM is a terrorist organization” in 2020.

Newsweek has reach out to Lahren’s agent via email for comment.

Although no longer online, the New York Post reported that the social media post by the BLM Chicago branch showed an image of a person paragliding with a Palestinian flag and the slogan “I stand with Palestine.”

The post generated a wave of criticism online, with one X user writing: “Utterly sickening from Black Lives Matter in Chicago. And they have used an image of a paraglider like the ones who swooped into an Israeli music festival and murdered, raped, mutilated, and paraded beaten civilians back to Gaza.”

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