On Wednesday, you may recall, there was some gunplay in Canada, which was terrible and wrong because the shooting was done by a bad guy with a gun, who was then stopped by a good guy — actually a pretty awesome guy — with a gun. And people wrote all kinds of things about it on the Twitterbox, as one does. Unfortunately, one of the people who went and had an opinion about it was swimsuit model person Chrissy Teigen, who wrote the most OUTRAGEOUSLY INSANE thing about guns ever:
The internet being the internet, of course, Umbrage was Taken on a number of fronts. Some people were offended that she would joke about an Act of Terrorism, while others were Shocked And Disgusted that she would speak against The Gun, for The Gun is Good and brings only freedom and safety.
And so the Twittosphere made it clear that the dumb bitch should shut up, get killed, and rot in hell, which at least indicates a sense of linear narrative:
Fortunately, Fox News anchorbileduct Andrea Tantaros was able to put things in perspective, explaining that by suggesting America has a lot of shootings or something, Teigen had just harmed herself and reinforced an unfortunate stereotype. It’s just inappropriate to talk about guns right after a shooting — or right before one, for that matter, or in between them. Doesn’t this dumb model have any respect?
“Chrissy Teigen is known for, obviously, her lovely bottom, and her food Instagram pictures. She should stick to that.”
“This is the problem when models start to talk,” Tantaros added. “They play into that dumb model stereotype. Because it’s too soon for her to weigh in. And also, conflate gun control, and crime in America with a global war against radical Islamic jihadism.”
“She clearly doesn’t know about the radical Islamic threat to the nation, she hasn’t educated herself. When she does stuff like this, you’ve just got to shake your head.”
Indeed. We are definitely shaking our heads right now, in fact.
As any idiot can plainly see, the callipygian Teigen shouldn’t have compared a mindless outburst of gun violence in Canada to an average Wednesday in U.S. America. She should have compared it to a Friday in a small city near Seattle.