The Wrap reports:
The Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro urged anchor Candace Owens “by all means, quit” on Wednesday after the two feuded on social media about her coverage of the Israel-Hamas war.
The quarrel began with a TikTok video that went viral over the weekend in which Shapiro blasted Owens “faux sophistication” about the conflict, adding that her “disreputable” commentary about Israel is “ridiculous” and full of errors.
Owens responded by posting a Bible verse to X: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
The Daily Beast reports:
Right-wing commentator Candace Owens responded Wednesday to The Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro’s sharp criticism of her comments regarding the Israel-Hamas war, telling Tucker Carlson in an interview that though she would not be making “ad-hominem attacks,” her fellow right-wing commentator should be “embarrassed” over his handling of the situation.
Shapiro’s criticism of Owens seems to stem from a Nov. 3 tweet of hers in which she wrote that “No government anywhere has a right to commit a genocide, ever.” She added: “There is no justification for a genocide. I can’t believe this even needs to be said or is even considered the least bit controversial to state.”
Owens stood by her statement in two tweets that afternoon after conservative commentator Dave Rubin questioned her on it—though she notably never mentioned Israel or Palestine.
Ep. 39 Candace Owens responds to Ben Shapiro.
(00:00) Candace is attacked – even when she’s right
(4:27) Ben Shapiro’s comments
(12:50) The emotional response to news out of Israel
(23:05) Nikki Haley vs. free speech
(30:34) 2024 predictions pic.twitter.com/VOThqpQQ48
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 15, 2023
Candace, if you feel that taking money from The Daily Wire somehow comes between you and God, by all means quit. https://t.co/qachKhAuHo
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 15, 2023
Charlie Kirk joins Team Candace in the Owens v. Ben Shapiro feud/meltdown/therapy session/wrongful termination lawsuit/defamation case. pic.twitter.com/CADrwT5IsO
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 16, 2023
Candace Owens responds to a clip of Ben Shapiro criticizing her: “Ben and I have many disagreements. We disagreed on the COVID vaccine, Ukraine and Russia, big pharma.”
Tucker: “It’s just a little weird. So he was on the Left on the three biggest issues of our time?” pic.twitter.com/I5HpGnpoaV
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) November 15, 2023
This post perfectly encapsulates Candace Owens. Nowhere in Ben Shapiro’s post did he say she can’t quote the Bible.
What Candace is trying to do is stir up Christians against Ben. She is also playing the victim game. Truly shameful behavior and gaslighting. pic.twitter.com/ZCeWarAPL1
— Unfiltered☢Boss (@Unfilteredboss1) November 15, 2023