Candace Owens calls Juneteenth 'meaningless', dubbed 'puppet for old white dudes'

Candace Owens said Black Americans are just focused on meaninglessness like 'Juneteenth'


                            Candace Owens calls Juneteenth 'meaningless', dubbed 'puppet for old white dudes'
Candace Owens says Black Americans are just focused on meaninglessness like 'Juneteenth' (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Candace Owens, a conservative commentator, was slammed on Thursday, June 17, for mocking Black Americans as they look forward to celebrating Juneteenth. Owens shared her feelings through a Twitter post and also drew the ire of the leaders of the Washington County Republican Party (WCRP) after she canceled a speaking engagement for the WCRP's forthcoming Lincoln Day fundraiser.

According to WCRP chairperson Lesa Sandberg, Owens, the founder of the BLEXIT Foundation and a notable conservative speaker, scheduled to speak at the party's Lincoln Day dinner during this June 19 Juneteenth celebrations. They had arranged a document to confirm their agreement after communicating since February 2020. In February 2021, the two parties reached an agreement, but on May 25, Owens' manager Gina Florio sent Sandberg a message revoking the engagement.

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The WCRP Lincoln Day event this year falls on Juneteenth, which is now a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of American slaves. Owens' health has taken an unforeseen toll as a result of traveling while attempting to keep a breastfeeding routine, according to Florio. Sandberg claims that canceling so close to the event date was "totally uncool."

What did Candace Owens say?

In her tweet, Owens wrote: "Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I’ll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only. I’m American." In another tweet, the Conservative commentator said: "This is your daily reminder that immigrants from Africa as well as the Carribean are among the most successful ethnic groups in the country. America doesn’t discriminate against people based on skin. Black Americans are just focused on meaninglessness like “Juneteenth." 

In a series of earlier tweets, Owens slammed President Joe Biden saying: "Segregationist Joe Biden says Juneteenth is "a day in which we remember the moral stain and the terrible toll that slavery took on the country—and continues to take." More emotional programming for black people that choose to opt in to the perpetual victim mentality." She added: "Every single race has been enslaved at some point in human history. Africans are STILL enslaved today. This is not a holiday. This is more emotional training from Democrats to see ourselves as somehow separate from America. Independence Day is July 4th. The end."



 

 



 



 



 

 

'Sole purpose in life is to help racist white folks deny racism'

Social media was divided by her tweets but many took to calling her out.  "So Tucker Carlson and Candace Owens are pissed about the Juneteenth holiday bc "there's only one independence day!" Meaning, they think independence from England is more meaningful than independence from enslavement & Black people should be satisfied with the former I guess...," said one. "Candace Owens sole purpose in life is to help racist white folks deny racism," a second quipped. "I wonder if Candace Owens is aware the July 4th Holiday was originally for whites only?" asked a third.



 



 



 

 

"Candace Owens is a puppet for old white dudes," a Twitter user declared. "Candace Owens makes her living off dumb racist white people who desperately need her to have a platform to justify their racism," another said. "This girl, #CandaceOwens, needs to find herself a sandbox somewhere and spend the day with a mirror and a mallet pounding that sand up her phony a**! #Juneteenth," a third opined.



 



 

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