Tomi Lahren is at it again. On Thursday, the lightweight political commentator, Fox news contributor, and staunch Trump supporter tweeted a doctored photo of Colin Kaepernick. In the image, Kaepernick appears to be kneeling in a WWII landing craft, watching U.S. soldiers storm the beach at Normandy on D-Day.
Lahren may have been hoping to ruffle some feathers on Thanksgiving, but she missed the mark. By depicting Kaepernick kneeling before a military battle to criticize his protests, she overlooked the fact that protesting racial injustice in the U.S. is an act of patriotism. Kaepernick fans took a quick break from arguing with family over dry turkey and room temperature side dishes to have a little fun with Lahren's ignorance.
One- those guys fought to protect our right to protest, two- kneeling is a sign of respect, three- it's kind of disrespectful to manipulate and use the images of soldiers fighting and dying just to encourage further incivility at dinner tables across the county.— Just Jes (@Just_Jes) November 23, 2017
While both you and Kaepernick were jobless...he donated a million dollars to various charities in the US.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 23, 2017
You sold horrible shit on Instagram.
The only thing that upsets me more than those that co-opt our flag and anthem are those that exploit my family's sacrifice and service for their political agenda. You should be ashamed.— Melissa M Melville (@nerdygrrl) November 23, 2017
She lectures Kaep & the kneelers about how they "disrespect" the military...but then she posts a photoshopped meme of D-Day where some of the guys in that pic probably died minutes after it was taken. Tell us more about how we should respect the military Tomi...— Amber J. (@AJ_Ski_Bum) November 23, 2017
Calmly and nonviolently making a statement about the uneven treatment of his fellow black Americans.— Episcopalifem🇺🇸❄️ (@Episcopalifem) November 23, 2017
The National Anthem is not about the military. It’s about the flag. The National Anthem is not about the military. It’s about the flag. The National Anthem is not about the military. It’s about the flag. The National Anthem is not about the military. It’s about the flag.— brihana davidson (@brihana25) November 24, 2017
As a veteran I don't feel disrespected by those who kneel to protest injustice. I do feel disrespected by Trump pissing on the Constitution.— She persisted (@CaseyHinds) November 23, 2017
Sit ALL the way down, Ms. Lahren.