Why didn't Candace Owens speak at RNC 2020? Here's busting all the wild theories on Twitter

During an online feud with Cardi B, Owens said she 'turned down' a spot at RNC but is that all there is to it?


                            Why didn't Candace Owens speak at RNC 2020? Here's busting all the wild theories on Twitter
Candace Owens (Getty Images)

Even though it has been a week since the Republican National Convention 2020 has ended, people are still discussing it. And one of the discussion points is why conservative political activist Candace Owens wasn’t invited to speak during the event. Owens has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and also started #Blexit, a movement intended to urge Black Americans not to vote for the Democratic party.

She was in the news a few months back, due to her controversial statements on George Floyd’s death. On June 3, she came out with the video titled ‘Confession: #GeorgeFloyd is neither a martyr or a hero. But I hope his family gets justice’.



 

 

When Vice President Mike Pence held his roundtable on race relations on June 4, Owens was a part of it. Pence had tweeted about his meeting, explaining that the group had talks on how the country can move forward as a nation in the wake of the death of Floyd and the protests and violence that has followed. Pence posted a picture of his meeting with the Black Americans on Twitter but did not tag Owens. He tagged some other Black conservative though Owens was seen seated in the meeting.



 

So, it was assumed by many that she would be part of RNC 2020. But when her name wasn’t there, a lot of Twitter users had then questioned the exclusion. Author Adrienne Lawrence said, “Wait, why isn’t Candace Owens speaking? And where’s Tulsi? They put in such hard work uplifting the GOP that I was almost certain they’d be rewarded with some prominent recognition at the RNC. Let’s also not forget the value of added diversity!”



 

Melissa Tate, who identifies as a conservative and ‘Trumpublican’,  tweeted, “Candace Owens must be a speaker at the RNC convention. I know some black conservatives don’t like her but we have to put our differences aside & unite for a Trump Victory. Candice Owens has a powerful voice, articulate & has great presence.”



 

According to Heavy, in a now-deleted tweet, she had claimed, she would have “crushed” former president Barack Obama’s speech at Democratic National Convention, if she was given a chance to speak. However, on August 28, Owens announced via an Instagram post that she is pregnant, possibly that could have been a reason for her not being part of it.

Cardi B and Candace Owens (Getty Images)

 

However, Owens is now back in the news for getting into a feud with rapper Cardi B. It all started when Owens posted a snippet of her interview where she spoke about Cardi’s new controversial track ‘WAP’ and its influence on Black culture. The pro-Trump activist captioned the video as “Since most Black people didn’t have the spine to admit that @benshapiro was 100% correct about @iamcardib and how her music and platform contributes to the disintegration of Black culture and values...here you go.” The Grammy-winning rapper clapped back by sharing a video where a Black woman is being harassed by Trump supporters. She captioned the video as, “You wanna know why joe gotta talk to me Candice cause I have the #1 song & yet my sister can’t go to the beach in the Hampton’s wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves & Santa Claus was harassing my sis GF all because they are a Afro/Hispanic gay couple.”



 

 



 

When Cardi taunted her saying, "Trump didn’t even have you talking at the Republican convention."



 

Owens replied saying she "turned down" a spot at RNC. 



 

 

Owens was also critical of Cardi’s recent interview with Joe Biden for Elle magazine. “[The interview] is one of the biggest insults…This would be akin to Donald Trump saying, ‘I’m going to give no interviews’ but he decided to give an interview to Justin Bieber. It would be absurd…it’s because you’re pandering,” Owens said to Ben Shapiro, according to Hollywood Life.

Cardi questioning her absence from RNC has brought back the debate on Owens's non-appearance and Twitter has their own theories either supporting the singer or Owens. Writer Ernest Owens said, "If Candace Owens feels Joe Biden is using Cardi B because he gave her a platform to campaign for him...what does she have to show for the way the RNC and Donald Trump still don't see it for her after all these years of free shucking for them? They didn't even give her 30 secs."

Replying to the tweet, a user said, "This is the dumbest tweet ever. Candace doesn’t need to speak at the RNC to validate herself. If you have eyes and ears..that’s all you need to see that Candace is a powerful voice for women of all backgrounds. Cardi B pushes sex, vulgarity and degradation of women."



 

Another user said, "I also never saw Candace complain about not being a speaker. She knows that she’s built a massive audience & her success doesn’t depend on exposure at the RNC for validation. The fact that so many were upset she wasn’t involved shows her movement is working & full of enthusiasm!"



 

One user stated, "Candace is so desperate she would have NOT turned down the offer at the RNC. She's got nothing going on except a Twitter war with @iamcardib."



 

 

Another said, "Did you actually listen to Candace’s full reply to Cardi?She stated she is NOT paid by the RNC or affiliated with them-she does that on purpose, so she can cut people off when they say ‘YOURE A PAID PAWN’ etc. that’s why she turned down recording a speech for the RNC when asked."



 

 

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