White people are told they ‘aren’t allowed to be American’ and they can’t ‘matter’, Candace Owens said on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’
The backlash sparked by Ye’s (the recording artist formerly known as Kanye West) wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt proves there is a “hatred towards White people” in America, conservative commentator Candace Owens argued Monday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Owens said she gladly accepted Ye’s offer to appear together in the shirts, which she said showed the hypocrisy of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
“What it offered was a stunning commentary on the hypocrisy of the society that we live in: For years, we were told that Black Lives Matter was not an exclusionary phrase. We were told that it’s just what we’re saying. We’re not trying to leave White people out,” she said.
Owens went on to say that society would accept other “Lives Matter” slogans as long as they did not focus on the White race. As a result, she thinks that the White Lives Matter t-shirts should be seen as just another cultural or ethnic group being highlighted in a country where all men are created equal.
“We put on t-shirt to actually do something that was inclusive, to say, actually, White Americans, you are allowed to be a part of this, too, because literally all lives matter,” she said.
“In fact, no lives have been mattering. Black Americans are suffering as a result because of Black Lives Matter. We know that their neighborhoods have been rioted in inner-city communities and the businesses are moving out of there.”
Owens claims that, instead of highlighting and seeking solutions to suffering, Black Lives Matter has left Black-majority neighborhoods burned, looted, and unsafe.
The outrage over her and Ye wearing White Lives Matter t-shirts showed a “undeniable hatred toward White people,” Owens said, adding that being a Black child in the womb and a straight, White male are the two worst things anyone can be in the United States.
“[Straight White men] are perceived as being too normal,” Owens said. “You need to make yourself somehow problematized by saying that you’re trans, that you’re suffering, that you’re gay, that you’re Hispanic, that you have a biracial mother, something — people are dying to say that they’re anything but being White.”
Owens added that the phrase “White Lives Matter” has been banned on TikTok because it allegedly “inspires hatred.”
“Banning the hashtag White Lives Matter is what inspires hatred,” she countered.
“The saddest part of this is that after wearing the shirt and getting back here down in Tennessee, I went to a farmer’s market and I had White people coming up to me with tears in their eyes. And I told Kanye this – [they said]thank you so much – as if they are the the forgotten people — is allowing us to have our voices back.”
“They’ve been sitting in silence, completely sidelined, told that they are not allowed to be American because there’s a vicious narrative around that. Somehow black Americans are suffering from policing and therefore White lives can’t matter. They do. It’s obvious Kanye was correct.”