Sunday evening at the Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez gave an incredibly moving speech in which she said:
“At this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever.”
Lopez then quoted novelist Toni Morrison and told the audience:
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, and no room for fear. We do language. That is how civilizations heal.”
It was a beautiful, inspiring moment, but right-wing asshat radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took great offense at what Lopez had to say, calling her a “tart,” and adding:
“All the leftists from big foundations…hoard the money for themselves, like you know, the Clintons and Oprah, and all the rest of it.”
Then Jones got even angrier and went off on a dark, violent rant, commenting:
“And she’s up there, ‘Oh and we just gotta do something, it’s we’re so oppressed, it’s all so horrible, what will’ — Yes, let’s critique this — ‘it’s so terrible…and Trump wants to build factories for poor people.’
“He doesn’t want to bring people in from Somalia where women are sold on slave box. Why don’t you go to Somalia for five minutes, lady, you’ll be gang raped so fast it’ll make your head spin.”
I don’t recall Lopez saying anything about Somalia, factories, or any of the other bullshit that Jones tried to ascribe to her and others in the entertainment industry. But that’s typical of Jones and his big hero, the illegitimate president, Donald Trump. When they don’t have the facts on their side, they just start making things up and reeling out ridiculous conspiracy theories.
Something tells me the real reason Alex Jones is so angry with Jennifer Lopez is because he knows she has more fans and reached more people with that one speech than he could ever hope to with his pathetic little second-rate radio and internet show. Jealous much, Alex?
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