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Candace Owens and Ben Shapiro are no strangers to controversy.
As two of the Daily Wire’s most famous talking heads, they’ve spent years slamming the Left as well as other conservatives — but now they’re taking shots at each other.
The pair’s differing views on the Israel-Hamas conflict have escalated any tensions they already had with each other rapidly, to the point that Shapiro is now calling for Owens to quit the Daily Wire.
And this is all playing out for the world to see on X.
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God,” Owens tweeted, quoting the biblical verse.
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.”
“You cannot serve both God and money,” she added.
Shapiro, either correctly or incorrectly assumed the tweet was a dig at him, and responded: “Candace, if you feel that taking money from The Daily Wire somehow comes between you and God, by all means quit.”
Owens then accused Shapiro of acting “unprofessional and emotionally unhinged” for the past few weeks regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict.
It appears the timing of Candace’s tweet was important, as Candace had just recorded an interview with Tucker Carlson — who was set to release parts of the interview later that night.
In the interview, he plays a video of Ben Shapiro calling Owens’ behavior toward the Israel-Hamas conflict “disgraceful.”
Owens told Carlson she refuses to respond to Shapiro with the same ad hominem attacks and said she would be embarrassed if caught disparaging co-workers on camera like Shapiro was.
“I think the video speaks more to Ben’s character then it does to mine,” she added.
Dave Rubin, who has been acquainted with Owens and Shapiro for years and was even at Owens’ wedding, believes that Owens might be trying to get fired.
“Candace’s contract has got to be coming to an end — I suppose in six months or a year or something like that. And obviously Ben has sort of had it with her,” Rubin says. “And she kind of wants to get fired.”
“The best thing for her would be to be fired because then she could use that as fuel to go do something else,” he adds.
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