Tomi Lahren of Glenn Beck’s The Blaze was recently suspended from her popular show, “Tomi” after controversial remarks landed her in the hot seat. Reports by Daily Caller show that the not so soft spoken Lahren will be suspended for at least a week starting on Monday.
The suspension comes just 6 months before the end of her contract with the company, but sources are saying Lahren might not stay that long due to disagreements with employees and hosts. Those disagreements tend to stem around Lahren’s reporting style.
With loud shouts and brutal honestly, Lahren speaks her mind about political issues and more. But a recent statement on the View tipped the scale for Ms. Lahren.
During an appearance on “The View,” Lahren stated that she was pro-choice but also labeled pro-life conservatives hypocrites:
“I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies.”
The well-loved Lahren was immediately bombarded with backlash from co-workers and fans but she quickly shot back via Twitter:
“I speak my truth. If you don’t like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth.”
Founder of The Blaze, Glenn Beck, released a video clip of Lahren past flip-flopping on the abortion issue. He also stood against Lahren’s statement that pro-life conservatives were hypocrites:
“I would disagree that you’re a hypocrite if you want limited government and yet you want the government to protect life of the unborn. It’s very, very clear. But it takes intellectual honesty, and it takes a willingness to actually think these things through and to do more than just read Twitter or Facebook to get your news and your political opinions. You actually have to study things — these things out in your mind. Especially at a time period like today.”
“Bomb throwing is — bomb throwing in today’s world is dangerous. Freedom of speech, it’s not free. Speech isn’t free. It comes with a very high price tag. First, being intellectually honest and intellectually curious. Speech is not free. It comes with another cost and usually to the other people at the other end of your argument. The pen is mightier than the sword, and it can destroy people if your aim is clicks, views, and ratings.”
While it’s unclear that Lahren’s statements on The View are the reason she is being suspended, a source via Daily Caller did say that the chance of The Blaze keeping Toni Lahren were “pretty near zero.”
Lahren shouldn’t have trouble getting another job seeing as at just 24 she has managed to gain national recognition and fame for her various shows on The Blaze. Her videos often went viral on social media sites helping her gain worldwide attention.