Fox News “Expert” Tries To Apologize Again, Likens “Homosexual Impulses” To “Serious Psychological Impairments”

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 11.58.36 AMThe Fox News “expert” psychologist who diagnosed 22-year-old UCSB shooter Elliot Rodger with “homosexual impulses” has succumbed to her foot-in-mouth disease. After posting on Facebook that she was “misunderstood,” Dr. Robi Ludwig told the Washington Post that she’s “deeply hurt” because people now know she is homophobic.

Last weekend, Ludwig hypothesized Rodger’s admission that he killed because women would not have sex with him actually meant that he was gay, and perhaps he killed because he didn’t know how to deal with “homosexual impulses.”

As a result, Coldwell Banker fired her.

She told the WP this week that she is “deeply hurt that it was taken this way by some of the people that had heard it,” and that she’s “a little bit paranoid to say anything because my words have been so twisted.” And yet she continues to do interviews…

She also clears up the fact that she was not being “homophobic” in her assessment of Rodger. She was trying to convey that Rodger was “a very disturbed man and nobody goes on a spree like this without having serious psychological impairment and difficulties on multiple levels. That’d be true of anybody.”

So just to be clear, she doesn’t think Rodger was gay. She thinks “homosexual impulses” yield “very disturbed” men and are a “serious psychological impairment” causing “difficulties on multiple levels.”

Keep at it, “Dr.” Ludwig!

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  • Cam

    Yes because lets remember the most important part of this entire tragedy. That SHE is the real victim here. (Eye Roll)

  • DB75

    I don’t think she’s homophobic. That would require having some sort of feelings for the gay community. Most likely, there are no feelings.

    So, instead of calling her homophobic – which relates to fear – why not call it what it is. She’s a damned gayist. She is prejudice against gay people. Homophobic is so 2013. :-P

  • redcarpet

    Bye Felicia.

  • Paco

    Please don’t take her shovel away. I want to see how far down she can dig herself before she realizes it is wise to just STFU.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Please post more stories about this woman. I can’t get enough. Three stories in 2 days is inadequate for the evil committed by this person. I say post a story about her every HOUR until she’s reduced to a blubbering pile of suicidal goo, for only then will our thirst for her blood be sated.

  • WuzUpYall

    Some mental health “professionals” are just looking for what is wrong with their own psyche.

  • RSun

    @BJ McFrisky: I agree…more please.

  • Cam

    @BJ McFrisky:

    And once again BJ continues his unbroken string of always jumping in to defend everybody who is anti-gay.

  • Billy Budd


  • inbama

    Queerty misidentifies her as a psychologist.

    She is a psychotherapist – a field infamous for overreach and quackery.

  • sectbrawn

    I LOVE watching Pox News (without the sound) at the gym since it’s one of the channels Planet Fitness has preset on the TV bank. All the women on there are so botoxed and plastic surgeried up the only part of the face they can move are their lips. It’s like watching a puppet show.

  • tdx3fan

    @inbama: Psychotherapy has not really been a field since the days of Freud. It is now what people call themselves when they simply do not qualify to be anything else, because if they started talking like this while claiming to belong to any accredited body (APA, ApA, ACA, etc.) that body would come against them strongly. All mental health accreditations disagree strongly with this woman to the point that they would throw her bigoted but out of their own training programs if her views were known. She is not the first or the last bigot to online school and think that makes her have the right to comment on social psychological matters.

  • Cam


    That’s a good point, anybody can call themselves a psychotherapist.

  • Desert Boy

    Dr. Robi Ludwig is the new “Dr.” Laura Schlessinger. Ludwig, obviously has deep and unexamined homophobic beliefs. Until she examines these thoughts and feelings about gay people, it’s best she stays far away from patients.

  • aliengod

    She really needs to stop apologizing. She didn’t do anything wrong. She simply pointed out what many of us thought… this kid seemed gay. So what?

  • Mezaien

    The BITCH slept with dogs and wake up with ticks.

  • ChgoReason

    She’s calls herself Dr. thanks to a Psy.D from a for-profit “university.” Psy.D’s do hold doctorates and all, but they do not couch their education on researched and peer reviewed models. But rather they learn from personal case-by-case contact with patients. They jump the gun, if you will, on their assessments; without looking at the big picture.

  • ChgoReason

    @tdx3fan: Psychotherapy is the term used to describe the 3 main approaches a therapist uses to interact with the client. Humanistic, psychodynamic, and behavioral approaches are all accepted forms of psychotherapy. Freud was a psychoanalysist which is different than the modern approaches trained therapist take today.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    If you are out of a job, there’s a restuarant in East Texas that would hire you for sure, Big Earl’s Bait shop…

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