Earlier this week, we applauded Blaze TV anchor Tomi Lahren for being brave enough to speak her mind on Beyonce’s Super Bowl 50 performance. Unfortunately, her opinion has made her the target of hate mail and death threats.
Now, Lahren is responding to the violent response in a new “Final Thoughts” edition of the video. During the segment, she told her critics that they are missing a very crucial point: “racism is not a one-way street.”
“Let’s get something straight,” Lahren begins in the clip. “You don’t scare me. You don’t intimidate me. You will not silence me. You’re bullies.”
Lahren stood behind her original stance, claiming that Beyonce’s performance was “divisive” at an event where people of all backgrounds come together. Lahren went on to argue that she has nothing against Beyonce as an artist, but in this particular instance, her message was wrong.
“She chose to pay homage to a group that advocated violence as a means to an end,” Lahren argued. “She, while flanked and protected by law enforcement both white and black, chose to use her platform to agitate progress and encourage division.”
Lahren then had a very clear message to those who threatened her.
“If you believe the way to equality and understanding is violence and profanity, I feel sorry for you,” she concluded. “But unlike you, I won’t call you names, or tell you to die. But I will pray for you.”