OAN’s Abril Elfi
5:55 PM – Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Ben Shapiro called conservative commentator and colleague Candace Owens “absolutely disgraceful” for her criticism of Israel.
A video began circulating on social media on Tuesday after Shapiro said that Owens’s behavior during the Israel-Hamas-Gaza conflict “has been disgraceful, without a doubt.”
Many Republicans and pro-Israel activists have condemned Owens for her recent statements, including a not-so-subtle social media post implying that Israel was committing genocide in Gaza.
On her show on the Daily Wire, she added, “If I’m walking through Jerusalem and they say ‘these are the Muslim quarters, this is where the Muslims are allowed to live’, that doesn’t feel like […] freedom to me.”
Although Owens did not publicly respond to Shapiro’s statements, some have noted that shortly after the video of Shapiro speaking went viral, Owens posted on X (Twitter): “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” She concluded, “You cannot serve both God and money.”
Shapiro then took it upon himself to respond to that post, saying: “Candace, if you feel that taking money from The Daily Wire somehow comes between you and God, by all means quit.”
Owens then came for Shapiro again, calling him “unprofessional” and “emotionally unhinged.”
“You have been acting unprofessional and emotionally unhinged for weeks now. And we have all had to sit back and allow it and have all tried to exercise exceeding understanding for your raw emotion,” Owens said. ”But you cross a certain line when you come for scripture and read yourself into it. I will not tolerate it.”
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