As previously reported, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren has a funny concept of patriotism.
But many Internet users found nothing humorous at all about what Lahren had to say this week about Beyonce and Colin Kaepernick.
Yes, Tomi Lahren is in a feud with Beyonce and Colin Kaepernick.
A one-sided feud, but still.
Scroll down to learn how this unexpected rivalry came about...
This is How It Started:
On Tuesday night, Kaepernick was honored with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The distinction is given by the magazine to "individuals whose dedication to the ideals of sportsmanship has spanned decades and whose career in athletics has directly or indirectly impacted the world."
The Award's History:
Past honorees include Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Jack Nicklaus, Jim Brown and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
A True Activist:
Kaepernick earned the honor for risking his job as a NFL quarterback when he kneeled during the national anthem to protest police violence against African-Americans. He has since donated a million dollars to related causes.
In a surprise move, Beyonce appeared to award the trophy to Kaerpernick, saying on stage: "Thank you Colin Kaepernick. Thank you for your selfless heart, and your conviction. Thank you for your personal sacrifice. Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color."
Something Important in Common
Beyonce, of course, has noted police violence in both her singles and the visuals that often accompany them. The video for her 2016 song “Formation,” for example, included a police cruiser sinking in a New Orleans flood.
Enter Tomi Lahren...
Aghast at this pairing and what they represent, Lahren Tweeted in response: "Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a “legacy” award. This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow."
Take It Away, Twitter!
We have plenty we could say here in response. But social media users have gone ahead and said pretty much everything better than we could.
Earth to Tomi
Come on, Tomi?!? Do you really not get this? Or are you just being dense on purpose to make money and headlines?
She Probably Does Enjoy Infamy
It's been paying the bills for Lahren for as long as we've heard of her, let's be honest.
A Valid Point
Some MIGHT say that the President of the United States supporting a child molestor for Senate may be a tad bit worse for the country than anything Beyonce or Kaepernick have done or said.
... And Another Thing!
You want to talk about what's wrong with America, Tomi? Let's have a rational discussion about gun control, shall we?
Don't Hold Your Breath, Brenna Simon
That day you speak of will not come.
This is a Perfect Tweet
It makes a salient point while being hilarious and creative. Bravo!