As previously reported, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren has a funny concept of patriotism.
But many Internet users found nothing humorous at all about what Lahren had to say this week about Beyonce and Colin Kaepernick.
Yes, Tomi Lahren is in a feud with Beyonce and Colin Kaepernick.
A one-sided feud, but still.
Scroll down to learn how this unexpected rivalry came about…
This is How It Started:
On Tuesday night, Kaepernick was honored with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The distinction is given by the magazine to “individuals whose dedication to the ideals of sportsmanship has spanned decades and whose career in athletics has directly or indirectly impacted the world.”
The Award’s History:
Past honorees include Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Jack Nicklaus, Jim Brown and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
A True Activist:
Kaepernick earned the honor for risking his job as a NFL quarterback when he kneeled during the national anthem to protest police violence against African-Americans. He has since donated a million dollars to related causes.
In a surprise move, Beyonce appeared to award the trophy to Kaerpernick, saying on stage: “Thank you Colin Kaepernick. Thank you for your selfless heart, and your conviction. Thank you for your personal sacrifice. Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color.”
Something Important in Common
Beyonce, of course, has noted police violence in both her singles and the visuals that often accompany them. The video for her 2016 song “Formation,” for example, included a police cruiser sinking in a New Orleans flood.
Enter Tomi Lahren…
Aghast at this pairing and what they represent, Lahren Tweeted in response: “Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a “legacy” award. This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow.”