Candace Owens rips Equality Act, says LeBron James ‘should be allowed to compete with women’ by Left’s standards
The young conservative leader told Tucker Carlson that she felt insulted by 'the idea that there is nothing that makes me special, nothing that makes me different from a man'
Conservative activist Candace Owens lashed out at the Equality Act passed by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, telling Fox News' Tucker Carlson that what Democrats are essentially saying right now is that NBA star LeBron James should have been allowed to compete with every female basketball player in every other competition, and that "would have been deemed equal."
“So what effect will this have?" Carlson asked Owens about the controversial bill. "You are a woman. You’re married. You just had a baby. In the wake of this, can anyone really say, ‘I’m a woman. I’m a man.’ Do those terms have meaning anymore?”
“You will be called a bigot, as I have been called; a hateful individual, a transphobe — the Left just likes to use all of these pejoratives when you are just speaking common sense,” Owens responded. “And I find this to be unbelievably offensive: the idea there are no differences between men and women, especially, as you just mentioned, me being someone that just gave birth six weeks ago. The idea that there is nothing that makes me special, nothing that makes me different from a man that stands up and says, ‘I now identify as a woman,’ it’s quite frankly, insulting.”
“And take a look at this,” the conservative firebrand continued. “Honestly, just think about this for a second to really paint a picture of what the Left is trying to do: What they are saying right now is that LeBron James, when he was in high school and was drafted by the NBA, LeBron James, in all his physical prowess, should have been allowed to in high school to say, ‘I no longer identify as a man; I identify as a woman,’ and he should have been allowed to compete with every woman in every other competition, and that would have been deemed equal. That would have been deemed an exercise in achieving equality.”
Owens argued that the problem with the left is rather "serious."
"They do not understand what equality is. They don’t know what equality means. They think it’s sameness," she told Carlson. "They think we just need to make everybody a carbon copy of the other person; nobody can have any differences. They hate the idea of male, female, girl, boy, because that means that there are some differences between all of us. And there is. What conservatives fight for is, we want to make sure people have equal opportunities, but we acknowledge there are real biological realities that cannot be ignored.”
Social media users appeared to agree with Owens. "Greatly appreciate the voice and work of @RealCandaceO who was fantastic on @TuckerCarlson this evening. Keep fighting against the “cancel culture” and “identity scrubbing,” which mean to desecrate the concept of individuality. P.S. love the @KingJames analogy," one wrote.
"Candace Owens on Tucker just saying the FACTS on Trans “women.” If Lebron James decided in high school he was a woman. Would it be fair to have had him in women's sports? Question," another added.
"LeBron about to pop a wig on and be the greatest WNBA player of all time," a third quipped.
Greatly appreciate the voice and work of @RealCandaceO who was fantastic on @TuckerCarlson this evening. Keep fighting against the “cancel culture” and “identity scrubbing,” which mean to desecrate the concept of individuality. P.S. ❤️ the @KingJames analogy— Richard Dickenson (@ragzTOrichard) March 2, 2021
Candace Owens on Tucker just saying the FACTS on Trans “women.” If Lebron James decided in high school he was a woman. Would it be fair to have had him in women sports. Question— Dfhappy (@dfhappy) March 2, 2021
LeBron about to pop a wig on and be the greatest WNBA player of all time— Trevor LaVigne (@raptrees) February 25, 2021