WARNING: This post contains graphic offensive language
On Wednesday, rapper "The Game," whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, launched one of the most vile, sexist attacks on a female conservative figure to date. Lahren, however, was sure to hit back.
In an Instagram post, Taylor posted side-by-side photos of Lahren — one from when she was just 16 years old and the other one a recent headshot — with a caption accusing the media figure of undergoing "nine" plastic surgery procedures and sleeping with men to obtain her platform.
The vicious sexist nature of the attack cannot be overemphasized: Taylor disparaged Lahren's looks and called the 26-year-old a "semen c****er," a "b****," a "s***," and a "w****," among other vile names.
"[L]isten here semen c****er, as long as you have that forehead & that baby giraffe wee wee of a nose, you’ll never win !!! You’re a racist s*** who s***ed & s******** her way into her job & position only to misuse your platform & degrade the very culture you you praised so much before your mediocre rise to media fame," he wrote.
The rapper continued, accusing Lahren of being a "racist," calling her a "b****" and telling her to "shut the f*** up."
"[Y]ou can never UN-S****** all the d***s you s***ed on the way up," he wrote. "Oh’ & keep your mouth closed, I can smell the unborn babies from here," he added.
Lahren offered a response to the rapper via Instagram, and later in a video for Fox News' Fox Nation.
"This is for you," she started an Instagram post, using the same side-by-side photo of her that Taylor used. "On the left is an unflattering high school photo of me. On the right is me now. Same big forehead, same ears that kinda stick out, same eyebrows, same Tomi. The difference? Tomi today has the guts and the confidence to post that high school photo you mocked."
The commentator continued, "Because guess what, I don’t do what I do for your approval or praise. I do it for the millions of young girls (on both sides of the political spectrum) who deserve to see a woman like me stand up for herself and not take s*** from jerks like you."
Lahren made it point to address other women, telling them their beauty is not defined by their appearance, but by their confidence.
"And ladies," she said, "I hope you see this and know that beauty isn’t about your hair, makeup, eyebrows, weight, or any of it. Beauty radiates when you have the confidence to stand up for and love yourself regardless of who tries to pull you down."
"So yeah Game, you can make fun of me and demean me but end of the day, you’re just a classless rapper who degrades women for attention. I win. Game over," she concluded, adding the hashtags: "#TeamTomi#stillconfident #neverplaydead"
In a video for Fox Nation, Lahren made it clear that she will not be silenced, but noted how such inhumane sexist attacks deter other young girls from wanting to speak their minds in public. (Partial transcript via Fox News)
"The things he said about me were perhaps the ugliest and most repulsive things I have ever read," started the media personality. "And I’ve read A LOT of nasty things about myself."
"I have thick skin, really thick skin, but I am still a human being. I am someone’s daughter, someone’s granddaughter, someone’s girlfriend, and a person,” she said. “You don’t have to like me. You can even call me ugly, dumb, or a whole dictionary full of horrible things, but the collection of things that have been said or directed at me from The Game and friends, is not okay. And it’s not just that it's not okay to say those things to me...It’s not okay period.”
“Look, I don’t worry about me,” she continued. I signed up for this. I think about all the young ladies who follow me and read this stuff and see this stuff.”
“I know girls see this stuff and think, I will never speak out like Tomi does and I will never be confident in my opinions because look what happens when you are — you get treated like less than a human,” she added.
“I don’t back down and I don’t stoop to their level because that’s not how I was raised. I may make political points that offend people and I’ll own that, but I would never even think half of the things that are said about me and to me. I wouldn’t wish that kind of language on my worst enemy,” Lahren said.
“It’d be easy to cower in the corner but playing dead has never really been my style. God bless and take care,” she concluded.