Candace Owens, she of deficient edges and general good sense, makes it her business to a disruptive presence in media with hardline ideals and fealty to all things conservative. The wayward pundit used her massive Twitter platform to show support for Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine, willfully tweeting “Russian Lives Matter” at the end of her misguided missive.
Back on March 9, Owens shared this doozy of a tweet that we won’t dignify with a direct link but will share in the body of this text:
Absolutely appalling the way Russians are being treated in America and abroad. That our leaders and government institutions are allowing for—and at times calling for this discrimination following their global “black lives matter” hysteria is quite telling.
Russian lives matter.
If that wasn’t egregious enough for you, On Monday (March 14), Owens doubled down on her love of Mother Russia that she’s dressing up as support of mistreatment of Russian citizens abroad:
For those of you sitting on the edge [of] your seats—I stand by every word of my tweet pertaining to the treatment of Russian citizens abroad.
Those calling for Russian students, opera singers, etc to be banned are the kind of scum who would have demanded the Japanese internment.
I do not care if you are Russian, Chinese, or otherwise abroad—no citizen should face discrimination because of the actions of their government. NONE of our world leaders have clean hands.
May I never be made to stand trial for the plenty sins of the American government.
Right. Same thing we’re thinking.
Trying to make sense of Owens’ stance would do nothing but frustrate even the most studious of minds. On Twitter, those with loads more patience and perhaps even greater grace chimed in with thoughts that point to the fallacy of Candace Owens’ “Russian Lives Matter” mindset, despite her lack of the same spit and vinegar towards the same racism that plagues her people in her native America.
Check out the reactions below.
Candace Owens is grifting heavily, pushing Putin's hideous war propaganda and just canceled us for exposing the grift. If you agree with us that she's a HORRIBLE person, then RT this post!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) March 14, 2022
NEW: The Russian Embassy in the US has retweeted a tweet from Candace Owens saying “Russian lives matter,” a phrase being used as part of a coordinated Russian disinformation campaign.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) March 14, 2022
The Russian Embassy in the United States is now retweeting Candace Owens.
She, Tucker, and Tulsi are all Putin puppets.
— Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) March 14, 2022
Welp. The Russian Embassy in the United States is now retweeting Candace Owens, who is amplifying a slogan (“Russian Lives Matter”) that is part of a coordinated disinformation campaign. pic.twitter.com/tWeLRMSe16
— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) March 14, 2022
Update: People with the biggest “pick me” energies in the world:
2) candece owens pic.twitter.com/8XznrORzEj
— Yana Morozova (@jane_in_vain) March 12, 2022
Why is Candace Owens promoting Russian propaganda?
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) March 14, 2022
Candace Owens thinks “Russian Lives Matter” but black lives don’t. This is the same woman who said “Hitler just wanted to make Germany great again.” It’s interesting how all the biggest influencers on the right spew pro-Putin propaganda.#GOPRussianAssets
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) March 15, 2022
We scanned the Russian Embassy's verified account on Twitter, and found that it did, indeed, retweet Owens. https://t.co/pYw9YEywBf
— snopes.com (@snopes) March 15, 2022
BREAKING: Candace Owens makes "Russian Lives Matter" the new "I'm a f*cking idiot, will somebody please take my microphone away."
— Thelonious Abstract (@PhantomCannibal) March 14, 2022
Why did Candace Owens call Black Lives Matter a "terrorist organization" — but then say that "Russian Lives Matter?" A full-blown Russian Asset!
— Uncovering The Truth (@UncvrngTheTruth) March 14, 2022
I say this as a Russian in America:
Fuck Candace Owens. pic.twitter.com/jGLRZTPzxU
— Eugene V. Belitsky (@Jhenya_Belitsky) March 14, 2022
Candace Owens, Tulsi Gabbard, Tucker Carlson are all spreading Russian propaganda word for word. Who else thinks they are traitors?
— Grandma Grit (@grandmagrit) March 14, 2022
Fresh off saying "Send American troops to Canada to deal with the tyrannical reign of Justin Trudeau" Candace Owens is now leading the Russian Lives Matter movement as Russia invades Ukraine. What's more, she is a headliner at MAGA events with Trump family members.
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) March 14, 2022