Apparently to some on the right, only some of us should be protected under freedom of speech laws — Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is one of them.
During Thursday's segment of Fox News' “The Five,” Guilfoyle said that rappers Snoop Dogg and Bow Wow should get a visit from Secret Service agents.
“Let's see how tough and gangster they are then,” she told her co-hosts.
But in the video, the gun being used by the artist simply unfurls a cartoonish “BANG” instead of an actual bullet.
Snoop Dogg mocking Donald Trump on 'Lavender' pic.twitter.com/dvIpmhb2sq— OnlyOnRapCatchUp?? (@RapCatchUp) March 15, 2017
On Wednesday, the president responded — on Twitter, of course.
Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
This response was met with mockery and hostility online. As it turned out, Snoop Dogg's protégé, rapper Bow Wow, also responded.
While he later deleted his tweet, this is what Bow Wow told the president:
"Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk a** up talking shit about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us."
While feminists will all agree that promising to force a woman into prostitution isn't cool in the slightest, it's fair to say this is short of an actual threat. After all, he was just responding to yet another scandalous tweet coming from the president.
Despite the lighthearted nature of Snoop Dogg's music video and Bow Wow's protective approach to the entire incident, Fox News' Greg Gutfeld and Guilfoyle did not let this story go to waste.
When talking about how the rappers should get a visit from the feds, Gutfeld asked her what they should then do once they arrived at Snoop Dogg's and Bow Wow's door.
She then proceeded to answer: “Kill them?”
As her co-hosts chuckled, she then repeated: “Kill them.”
I guess protecting the freedom of speech of those who don't agree with the president isn't that much of a priority to her, after all.
So much for Guilfoyle's passionate defense of free speech on college campuses!
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