A guest on the Fox News Network sent social media into tizzy this week when he tried to downplay a Black woman’s less-than-pleasant experience by suggesting she trade places with a white woman for a day.
During an appearance on host Tucker Carlson’s show Wednesday, Jan. 3, gay conservative commentator Chadwick Moore discussed his issues with people he said “wanna see racism everywhere,” and who “obsess over victim-hood so much.” To drive home his point, Moore provided a brief anecdote about a recent conversation he’d had with a young Black woman.
” … She was talking about how badly she gets treated on the street here in New York,” he explained. “And I said to her, ‘what if you lived for one day as a white woman and you were treated the exact same way, and people were just as rude to you? What then?’ ”
Twitter promptly clapped back, blasting Moore for his ignorance and tone-deaf response.
Tucker Carlson guest literally says he told a black woman who experienced racism that she should walk a mile in a white womans shoes before passing judgement
I just can't pic.twitter.com/5O6ybA8duj
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 4, 2018
My face⬇️ pic.twitter.com/8w3LUVe53W
— Syed Ousman (@SyedOusman) January 4, 2018
I’m going to set this here and just back away.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) January 4, 2018
As always, how nice of Chadwick Moore to pop up with a perennial reminder that white gay conservatives are utter trash and deserve your eternal scorn https://t.co/DbbYzrgQL5
— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) January 4, 2018
even tucker needed a recovery pause
— Jesse Hirsch (@Jesse_Hirsch) January 4, 2018
Tucker Carlson and friend whitesplainin’ the black experience. https://t.co/RDLaK0hIgn
— Heisenberg (@atheist_in_nc) January 4, 2018
Dear white people, stop being dicks. Love, a white person who is tired of white people being dicks https://t.co/BKYBi7OqVN
— Dr. it’scometothis (@ppfffffttttt) January 4, 2018
Despite the backlash, Moore doubled down on his comments, reiterating that all bad experiences can be chalked up to racism or discrimination.
“Yeah. I’m a gay. And when I was younger I said the exact same thing,” he tweeted. “Someone’s mean to me? Homophobia! Every time I had failures, it was someone else’s fault. Then I woke up a realized that life is just hard.”