Candace Owens mocked for 'going off script' by praising Super Bowl halftime show

Candace Owens mocked for 'going off script' by praising Super Bowl halftime show
Candace Owens was mocked by users after her white supporters slammed her for praising the nearly all-black Super Bowl halftime show (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Controversial commentator Candace Owens praised the Super Bowl LVI halftime show and found herself facing backlash from her White supporters who disagreed with the statement. "Social media was abuzz with people praising the show, with many calling it one of the best in Super Bowl history. A number of people, such as Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, noted the nearly all-Black performance at a game which occurred during Black History Month. Among the names expressing admiration for the show was Owens," said Newsweek, reporting on celebrities tweeting about the halftime show.

Owens's tweet read, "This is an excellent Super Bowl halftime performance. Undeniable hip-hop and R&B excellence." Some of her followers were quick to disagree and question her tweet. Following this, users mocked Owens for disappointing her White supporters. The 32-year-old had previously said that the US did not have a problem with racism. Multiple users taunted her, asking her to go through the replies under her tweet to find out whether racism existed or not.


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One commentator on Owens' tweet said, "Worst ever, and like usual the NFL has to push the diversity crap but yet there was no diversity. Maybe a rock musician and a hip hop artist each one doing a performance then let the crowd decide who gets the biggest cheer," while another sarcastically remarked, "Except the lip synching, having to skip half the words from previously used profanity and no one knowing Kendrick Lamar...yeah. it's not bad." A third said, "Ummm....sound was thin, lyrics literally unintelligible, arrangements shallow & repetitive, cadence too; staging wasn't racially inclusive, sensitive to other cultures or respectful of women. So yeah. Great hip hop."




Some of the more harsh tweets about the Super Bowl performances commented on the manufactured quality of halftime show. "Of course, I struggle with the notion that singing along with a computer/record player with full autotune in effect is a display of real musical talent," read one tweet, while another tweet said, "They overhyped that s**t all week.. it was far from excellent. Boring, really."




Besides her own supporters disagreeing with her, Owens also had to field sarcastic comments from her critics. A user tweeted, "What?!!! Candance is saying something nice and black ppl are involved too? I’m honestly shocked," while another piped in, "You will be apologizing within the next 24 hours. You got off script complimenting black folks!" A third user said, "Too little too late....the damage has been done!" A fourth added, "So far this is the only time we have agreed Candace. With that being said look at the company you keep. Look at your comments.. These are your supporters. This is how they really feel about YOU... This lesson should be taught in psychology & sociology. Pure comedy gold"







Some of her critics were left flabergasted at her enthusiastic tweet, deeming it too uncharacteristic. "You have obviously been hacked!" joked one user, not able to believe that Owens would speak in support of Black people. Another taunted her saying, "Candice says we don't have racism in this country," while attaching screenshots of white people dissing the halftime show because of a nearly all-black lineup. A third told Owens, "Your fanbase doesn’t really adhere to this music pal. This might be your most controversial take to them"




Meanwhile, Charlie Kirk, a conservative commentator and one of Owens' frequent collaborators tweeted, "The NFL is now the league of sexual anarchy. This halftime show should not be allowed on television." He was slammed and trolled by users for being a hypocrite.


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