By AATTP contributor DeadState
This Thursday, Breitbart.com’s head editor Ben Shapiro appeared on CNN, and when the discussion turned to the NBA player Jason Collins, Shapiro argued that it was neither courageous nor heroic for Collins to come out as gay.
CNN host Piers Morgan brought up the fact that in response to the Collins’ coming out, Shapiro composed a tweet in which he criticized the praise heaped upon the NBA player.
Shapiro alleged that Collins’ actions were not “heroic” since they involved no physical risk. Then in a bizarre accusation, Shapiro said that Morgan’s belief that it was brave for Collin’s to come out was proof the CNN host “hated America so much.”
“You’re British and a lot of folks have said you should leave the country because you’re British,” Shapiro said. “You come on here every night and you speak in a British accent. That doesn’t make you a hero — that makes you being who you are.”
“I’m Jewish,” he continued. “I wear a yarmulke on TV. There is a lot of anti-Semitism. There are people who are killed in anti-Semitic attacks — you know, per capita as many hate crimes against Jews as against gays in this country. America is not an anti-Semitic country and I am not a hero for wearing a yarmulke. Being who you are in 2013 in America is what America is about. It is not heroic to be who you are publicly. I’m glad for Jason Collins if he feels he is going to live a happier life now, but it does not make you a hero to be who you are.”
Watch the exchange in the video below.
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