Blogger, vlogger and former liberal Candice Owens trashed the Black Lives Matter movement, the KKK, the media, and left- and right-wing extremists in one four-minute video.
In a video titled, "I Don't Care About Charlottesville, the KKK, or White Supremacy," Owens addressed what she feels is the media's role in creating a fake "race war."
Why she's angry
Owens said that she is furious that people began to pay attention to the KKK only after President Donald Trump became elected and asserted that the media are responsible for creating the narrative that the KKK re-emerged only after his election.
She noted that when former President Barack Obama was president, the KKK still existed, and they still met and rallied.
Though Owens said that racism doesn't affect her daily life, she did say she's angry about those who create divisions that aren't actually there.
“I went to the gym this morning, a white girl signed me in and handed me a towel — no beef. I was trying to figure out this weight machine and a black trainer came over and helped me — no drama. I even went to the coffee shop thereafter and a Spanish girl made my latte with an extra shot," Owens said. "All good in the hood, and it was a great day, so you’ll have to forgive me for not realizing that the figurative racial sky was burning and it was up to me to choose a side.”
Who she attacked
Owens' disgust covered everything from the media to Black Lives Matter to the KKK to even the Charlottesville attack.
According to Owens, the media caused the racial division.
"It’s obviously the media’s fault – I mean the media is creating this entire narrative and it is crazy to me that people have not figured this out yet," she said.
As for the KKK, Owens claimed she's unafraid: "I mean there are what, 6,000 Klansmen left in our nation, and you want me to actually process that as a legitimate fear every day when I wake up?" she asked.
Earlier in the video, she said, "If you are a black person and you expressed some irrational fears this week over the rise of the Klansmen and neo-Nazis, let me invite you over for a cup of hot, steaming facts. Fact No. 1: approximately 93 percent of black homicide victims are killed by other black people."
"Black Lives Matter protesters may want to consider extending their slogan to 'Don't shoot — because we've already got it covered.'"
About the Charlottesville tragedy, Owens said that she supported Trump's comments that there were bad people on both sides of the fence and added that she "doesn't care" about Charlottesville.
"I am not too disturbed by the events in Charlottesville, because that is what happens when two groups of losers that hate one another get together," she said. "Nobody showed up looking to give hugs."
Owens concluded, "Everybody involved in this fake racial war is a loser. So please, spare me the statuses, and your white guilt and your black pride because I really don’t care to see it."