Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie said Thursday that Katy Perry can to "go to hell" after comments she made about the Manchester bombing went viral.
On Tuesday's broadcast of "The Elvis Duran Show," Perry romanticized open borders for the United States and noted that, if those with opposing views could just "co-exist," circumstances would be much better for the world at large.
The singer told Duran:
You know I can’t really tell anyone else how they should feel but I just feel devastated. The thing of it is, you know, besides all the weird stuff that goes around on the internet, which is, you know, sometimes a great place, but an absolute you know underbelly mob pit of horribleness, I think that the greatest thing that we can do now is just unite as people, as fan bases, all of it, you know?
She added, “'Cause I think like, there, like, as much you know, whatever we say behind people’s back, 'cause the internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fan bases go, but I think that the greatest thing we could do is just unite and love on each other, and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist.”
Higbie was on Fox News discussing the idea of requiring "culture" classes for immigrants to order to facilitate assimilation efforts. He told "America's Newsroom" host Shannon Bream that many celebrities, who have been lifelong citizens of the U.S., including the likes of Perry, don't respect the "culture of the United States of America."
“If you come to America, you’re American and nothing else,” Higbie said. “ we don’t have people who respect the culture of the United States of America.”
“You have people like Katy Perry ... this woman has said, ‘Oh we need to give them hugs, hug it out,'” Higbie said, referring to radical Islamic terrorists.
Higbie looked directly at the camera and pointedly said, “Go to hell, Katy Perry.”
“Hold one of your concerts in Syria and see how that goes,” he said.
Bream said that she felt Perry meant well with her comments, and though Higbie admitted that Perry's remarks didn't seem to be out of malice, he insisted that many celebrities don't know what they're talking about when it comes to the world arena.
“They don’t understand any of this, and they don’t want to understand, too," Higbie said. "And that’s why I’m so strong against these celebrities who want to speak out.
“We’re putting the political correctness of the Islamic culture over the lives of our citizens,” he said.
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