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 captioned the photo “Citizen of the Year” and quipped, “Food for thought”:
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.
Many Twitter users called out Lahren’s hypocrisy:
Some tried to explain how military families’ sacrifices gave us free speech:
Others defended Kaepernick’s right to protest… again:
But several people got to the heart of it all with their own “food for though” photos:
And someone illustrated what we were all thinking:
Sit ALL the way down, Ms. Lahren.