'Silver Alert, not Amber Alert': Candace Owens gets schooled for Biden tweet, Internet jokes he's in the basement
'You mean silver alert? Amber alerts are for children. If you’re going to try to dunk on someone, at least get it right,' said a user
Controversial Conservative commentator Candace Owens has courted controversy once again. She tweeted on July 30, saying ‘Amber Alert: Joe Biden’, trying to take a pot shot at the Presidential candidate trying to say he’s missing. Right after her tweet, social media was abuzz with their take on it.
While Biden supporters defended him, saying, “Found him - turns out he's running ahead of Trump in almost every battle ground state and some red states.” A few supported her by saying, “I actually feel bad for the guy in a way. He’s being used as a pawn and from all angles he appears unaware. Shame on the Dems for propping him up like that. Never dreamed Weekend At Bernie’s was a preview into the future.” One even commented, “Joe puts the Dem in Dementia.” Another mocked saying he’s out with his imaginary friend for ice-cream. Some even joked that he’s in the “basement” by saying, "Found him! He's in the basement of his basement". And others hailed Owens for being an “inspiration”.
However, Twitterati chose to focus on another issue they had with Owens’ tweet. They schooled her on the actual meaning of Amber Alert (a child under 18 believed to have been abducted) and corrected her that what she meant was Silver Alert (public notification system in the United States to broadcast information about missing persons – especially senior citizens with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other mental disabilities). Soon, Twitter exploded with comments and jokes on Silver Alert.
One said, “I'd like to activate a Silver Alert for Joe Biden. Dear God we need to find and revive him before he sees a camera! Jerry Nadler's ass is puckered hard and tight awaiting word they found the dog-faced pony soldier!” Another attacked the Conservatives by saying, “Conservatives mocking #JoeBiden by issuing a satirical silver alert need to take into account the age and class of Trump’s voting base; elders who expect to be respected and young people raised to respect their elders. But evangelicals rarely practice what they preach anyways.”
One mocked Owens by tweeting, “You mean silver alert? Amber alerts are for children. If you’re going to try to dunk on someone, at least get it right. #fail” Another concurred, “Is anyone really surprised Republicans think it’s hilarious to joke about innocent people being snatched off the streets by unknown assailants who wish them ill? Such a telling choice of “insult.” (and that’s silver alert, moron)” A pointed tweet accused, “Lmao idk if you went here because he is sniffing children again or if this should be a Silver Alert because he is lost.” One even said, “Silver alert is more appropriate for people who are experiencing dementia, but I get what you're thinking. Good to see you active again on social media.”
A few weeks back she courted controversy, saying, “Maybe I live in a box, but I’ve never met a single Black American who was a slave or a single White American who was a slaveowner,” as reported by The Sun. The report further quotes her tweets saying, “Did the hundreds of white people who have been fired over these past few months for disagreeing with the radical goals of Black lives matter prove that we have the power?"
A Blaze.com report says Owens in one of her Facebook Live video said she refused to buy into the idea that George Floyd should be the benchmark for a race relations overhaul in the US. The report quotes her saying, “I do not support George Floyd and the media depiction of him as a martyr for Black America."