Tomi Lahren, the 24-year-old host of the show “Tomi” on the conservative website, said on “The View” Friday that she supports abortion rights, saying that as someone who supports limited government, it would be hypocritical of her to believe the government should decide what women should do with their bodies.
Conservative writers, social media users and talk show hosts – including Blaze founder Glenn Beck – soon fired back, criticizing Lahren’s comments and justification. And on Monday, Leon Wolf, managing editor of the Blaze, told CNN that “Tomi’s show will not be in production this week.”
The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah found out that conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren was suspended by The Blaze for claiming to be for abortion rights, he was sympathetic.Noah and Lahren have disagreed publicly about things like the decision of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem at games to protest against the way black people are treated in America, but Noah said on Tuesdays The Daily Show that he didn’t think she should be suspended for speaking her truth.
He is “offended by the hypocrisy” of The Blaze’s decision to suspend her for speaking her “truth” and revealing that she is pro-choice. He was so offended, in fact, that he “wanted to protest. Unfortunately, there’s no type of black-people protest that Tomi is comfortable with”. Noah is offended that The Blaze would go against their own message against being politically correct to toss Lahren out for sharing her views on abortion.
On The Daily Show Tuesday, Noah addressed what he called this “earthquake in the media business”. “Jokes aside, this is not cool,” Noah said of the suspension. “If you’re a conservative network that preaches day in and day out, ‘You politically correct snowflakes get offended too easily when anyone says something you disagree with,’ and then Tomi comes out and speaks her truth, says that she’s pro-choice, and then suddenly her bosses go, ‘Oh, well you like choices? How about you choose a new job,’ that’s not cool.
“I was offended by the hypocrisy,” Noah continued. “I was so offended that I wanted to protest it. Unfortunately, there’s no type of black people protest that Tomi is comfortable with, so I guess we should just move on—because you know what they say: When God fires one white woman, he employs another.”