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Caitlyn Jenner Oversteps, Draws Heat For Insensitive "Liberals" Joke After Alexandria Shooting

Last week’s scary shooting incident in Alexandria flipped the political news cycle on its head. To recap, a deranged shooter opened fire on a GOP Congressional baseball practice. By the end of the disturbing episode, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was critically wounded, four others were seriously injured, and the shooter was dead. Once things settled down, there were a whole bunch of calls for this incident to serve as the collective breaking point for heated political rhetoric.

An investigation revealed that the shooter, James Hodgkinson, was an unhinged man that was specifically targeting Republicans, partially on account of the fact that he believed the liberal viewpoint was overwhelmingly correct. That’s not only sick, but it’s downright scary, and the same sentiment would apply if Hodgkinson’s party affiliation was different.

While many observers picked up on the call to action and vowed to change, others completely disregarded that call and threw out even more barbs. Caitlyn Jenner fell into that category, and she heard about it on social media. She was delivering some remarks to the College Republican National Committee's convention, and things started off fine when she started talking about the shooting, but she quickly fell off of a cliff.

“Nobody deserves what happened out there. There's no justification. There's crazy people, we have to minimize that kind of stuff. But as far as people that were injured, it's an absolute shame,” she said. “Fortunately, the guy was a really bad shot. Liberals can't even shoot straight.”

The last part of her statement was completely unnecessary and uncalled for, and users on social media let her know about it.

“OMG. This is Disgusting. Absolutely shameful. @Caitlyn_Jenner,” shared one user.

“Hey, @Caitlyn_Jenner What was the name of the person you killed because you couldn't drive straight? Asking for a friend,” shared another.

“I support her in her transition but her politics is another matter. So wrong!” chimed in another.

Of course, this being social media, Jenner’s remarks inspired all kinds of unnecessary commentary. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but Jenner opened up the virtual Pandora’s box by attempting to go for laughs with her insensitive remarks.

“She refuses to see that liberals fight for her right to live her truth while she surrounds herself with people who would strip her of it,” shared one user.

“It's sad watching @Caitlyn_Jenner defend a group that will NEVER EVER truly accept her while condemning those who fight for her rights,” added another user.

As you can see, awkward and inappropriate remarks tend to spark more in return. Social media is chock full of over-the-top political rhetoric as it is, but it becomes even more outlandish when someone says something inflammatory. From that point, it becomes a veritable race to the bottom.

We can’t blame Jenner for that, but we can hold her accountable for making a ‘joke’ out of a shooting. There’s nothing funny about people getting shot by an unhinged man over political views. Period. That really shouldn’t be so hard for people to understand, and it’s absolutely amazing how many struggled with that in the wake of Alexandria.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube, Twitter

People took to social media to condemn both the joke and Jenner herself.

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