Posted on August 6, 2018

Candace Owens Mimics N.Y. Times’ Sarah Jeong, Gets Suspended by Twitter

Victor Morton, Washington Times, August 5, 2018


[Candace] Owens, the communications director for Turning Point USA, tweeted Saturday that “Jewish people are bull — t … like dogs pissing on fire hydrants #cancelJewishpeople Are Jewish people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun? The above statements are from @nytimes editor @SarahJeong. I simply swapped out the word ‘white’ for ‘Jewish.’”

Despite her tweet explicitly saying it was a parody of someone else’s tweets, that got her a note from Twitter saying “Your account has been locked … for violating the Twitter Rules. Specifically for violating our rules against hateful conduct.”

Ms. Jeong did not mention in her scores of tweets about white people that they were parodies. But not only are the tweets still up, her account was not suspended over them.

After an outcry among conservatives for the obvious double standard, Twitter restored Ms. Owens account, saying it was an error, but not until after she’d deleted the tweets.


“In every way imaginable — Twitter has just proved my point. Racism in this country has been sanctioned against white people,” she said.