One of the saddest things about Ben Shapiro is that he is considered to be an intellectual pillar of the right. In fact, The New York Times called him the “cool kid’s philosopher” in 2017, which is absolutely insane. Regardless, the website he founded is now so influential that Facebook was reportedly afraid of actually fact-checking it.
If you are wondering about the type of people that associate with the Daily Wire, consider that Michael Knowles works there — a man who stooped so low that Fox News had to apologize FOR him when he called Greta Thunberg “mentally ill.”
I’ve written previously about the horrible opinions of Michael Tracey, but Ben Shapiro is undoubtedly more of a power and an influence in modern media. I might not have much of an audience of my own, but if I can point out that Ben Shapiro is a terrible human being to at least one person that reads this, why not put forth the time and effort to do so?
He’s a right-wing pundit that many follow because he seems to speak quickly and confidently, but that certainly doesn’t mean that he is right. In fact, he is often wrong.
Here are five terrible takes from Ben Shapiro.
When He Was Triggered Over Black Panther
If you’re a conservative influencer, there’s a good chance that you throw the word “snowflake” around a lot. You might tweet about “liberal tears”, or claim people are “too sensitive” these days. However, these same conservative influencers become quite hypocritical when the tables turn, and the 2018 release of the movie Black Panther proved this time and time again.
When Black Panther came out, he decided to mock anyone excited about it. In hindsight, it wasn’t the best strategy for anyone, considering that the movie went on to gross over $1.3 billion. The dislikes on his own channel speak to how terrible this take was, as Ben Shapiro, a noted critic of “identity politics”, tried to mock the film’s release.