Last night, Beyoncé was on hand to present Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammed Ali Legacy Award at Sports Illustrated’s annual “Sportsperson of the Year Show,” which went down at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. Predictably, Tomi Lahren was feeling a certain kind of way about the whole thing.
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
The phrases “police-hating” and “America-hating” might seem strong to attach to Beyoncé and Colin Kaepernick respectively, but there’s definitely a faction of Americans, mostly conservatives, that believe both parties have damaged the fabric of the country in some way. “This is how far we’ve fallen,” proclaimed Lahren, whose incendiary tweet drew the ire of the Beyhive almost instantaneously.
You're on the wrong side of history, Tomi. I just hope one day you're brave enough to look at these real, and disconcerting issues surrounding racial/justice inequality from a holistic point of view instead of an egocentric one.
PS- It was an Army vet vet told CK to take a knee pic.twitter.com/qEZCgRNrlc
— Brenna Simon (@BrennaSimonSays) December 6, 2017
One fan in particular got super real with the political media personality, stating that, hopefully, Lahren is one day “brave enough” to look at the issue behind Kaepernick’s protest – racial and social inequality – from an unbiased place. Based on other Twitter commentors, the likelihood of that happening looks pretty low at the moment. Check out a sampling of the clap back below.
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
Hating police and hating police injustice are two different things!
— TaylorLianneChandler (@RealTayChaTLC) December 6, 2017
— feDRIES navidad (@pignoleigh) December 6, 2017
These two have more talent and integrity than you could ever dream of #jealous
— Craig Yeary (@craigtastic85) December 6, 2017
— CD🐍 (@cd_271) December 6, 2017