Candace Owens Is Blasted For Using A Laughing Emoji After Being Named As New Zealand Terrorist’s ‘Biggest Influence’
Candace Owens has been dragged online for using a laughing emoji in a tweet about the New Zealand mosque massacre. The right-wing commentator was named personally in the terrorist’s disturbing manifesto. The gunman, identified himself as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.
“She Pushed Me Further Into The Belief Of Violence”
In the grotesque 74-page manifesto, Tarrant names conservative activist Candace Owens as his “biggest influence.” Tarrant stated that Owens helped “push [him] further and further into the belief of violence over meekness.” But despite reportedly murdering nearly fifty people, Tarrant claimed Owens “extreme actions” were “too much, even for my tastes.”
Shortly after posting it his long rant on Twitter, Tarrant, 28, livestreamed the mass shooting inside the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch at around 1.30pm. The terror attack left 49 people dead and another 48 injured. In response to a Twitter user whose comment has since been deleted, Owens tweeted ‘LOL!’ followed by the emoji.
She then added: “I’ve never created any content espousing my views on the 2nd Amendment or Islam. The Left pretending I inspired a mosque massacre in…New Zealand because I believe black America can do it without government hand outs is the reachiest reach of all reaches!! LOL!”
“You Guys Will Never De -Platform Me”
Owens refuses to be blamed for the massacre, despite Twitter users pointing out that she had failed to make a single sympathetic remark about the shooting or its dozens of victims.
“Laughter is not the response one would expect after these murders,” one follower said. Owens tweeted back: “No. But a bunch of racist white liberals flooding my mentions is almost exactly what one would expect. You guys will never de-platform me.”