Following a scathing set of tweets against the #MeToo movement, Turning Point USA’s Communications Director Candace Owens is facing a lot of heat from both sides of the aisle.
In case you missed it, here’s what Owens said and it’s victim shaming at its finest.
In fact, the American Conservative Coalition has pulled their sponsorship of Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit, which begins in a few days.
Kimberly Corban, a rape survivor and outspoken 2A advocate, is also speaking at the same conference and has a very different take on the movement.
Many others also criticized Owens for her hot take on the movement.
Things got really interesting when Cameron Wallace, creative director for Lone Conservatives, chimed in.
TPUSA Executive Director and founder Charlie Kirk has not weighed in and Owens has said she will not apologize for her insensitive comments. In fact, she’s planning to say even more at the conference during her session.
That might be a mistake. TPUSA has quickly become a huge platform for reaching conservative college students and no doubt many of those young ladies have been sexually harassed, assaulted or even become victims of rape. Allowing someone who is so insensitive and dismissive of their feelings and the movement that has given them courage to speak out about abuse to be a voice for your organization is a risky move and alienates the very people you are trying to reach.
The #MeToo movement like all movements, has its flaws, but overall, it’s been positive for women. There’s a big difference between encouraging women to be aware of their surroundings and victim blaming.
Candace Owens is guilty of the later and it’s not a good look for her or TPUSA.