After video of classless restaurant patrons throwing a drink at her and screaming foul insults went viral, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren addressed the ugly incident on Fox News.
Speaking with “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning, Lahren said that while she’s “a person too” and gets “humiliated and embarrassed” just like anyone else, the only people who will end up looking back on this in humiliation are the people who attacked her. “I think their parents raised them better,” she said.
The incident took place over the weekend while Lahren was having brunch with her parents in a restaurant in Minneapolis. A group of patrons at the restaurant approached Lahren and unloaded on her with a barrage of insults, including “b****,” “c***,” and “racist,” while one of them threw a glass of water at her. Videos of the incident, proudly posted by one woman who celebrated the actions of the people, went viral.
“We were just enjoying brunch after I did a show the night before,” Lahren told “Fox & Friends.” “Unfortunately, there was a group of people around my age that thought it would be funny to throw water at me and then start chanting profanity. And, again, it’s something that I’m not used to but really disheartening.”
Lahren noted that when one of the people threw water at her, it hit her mom, too. “This was something that was embarrassing for me and embarrassing for my family,” she said. “At the end of the day, I’m a person too, and I do get humiliated and embarrassed, just like anyone else. But I’m tough; my family’s tough. We can handle it.”
“I think that those who threw the water and that were plotting and laughing about it, wanted to get their 15 minutes of fame by making a video of me. I think, looking back, those are the people that are going to be embarrassed by their actions. I think their parents raised them better.”
She continued: “And, furthermore, you don’t have to like me, you don’t have to agree with my political opinions, but you don’t have the right to throw things at me. Is that the point we’ve gotten in this country, where you can’t agree with someone civilly without resorting to something like that? It’s really disheartening, but, again, I’m tough; I can handle it. There are those out there that might not have as thick as skin, and that’s the people that I worry about.”
The hosts pointed out that many on the other side of the political spectrum have come to her defense, including Kathy Griffin.
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