Extreme right-wing troll/”free speech” warrior Ben Shapiro accidentally came out as gay on Twitter this week.
It all started when Ana Navarro tweeted about a conversation she had with her gay friend about the Supreme Court leak.
“My best friend is a gay man,” The View co-host tweeted yesterday. “He called me this AM asking, ‘How can the Supreme Court do this? I thought established law meant they couldn’t go back and overturn things that had already been decided. Does this mean we have to be worried the rest of our lives?’ Good question.”
Shapiro, who believes homosexuality should be listed as a mental illness and opposes all things LGBTQ, shared Navarro’s tweet, along with his own poorly-worded response, writing: “As a gay man, I have been reliably informed he cannot [have an] opinion on this, and you should have told him to shut up.”
As a gay man, I have been reliably informed he cannot opinion on this, and you should have told him to shut up https://t.co/q7PHrrbrvP
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 3, 2022
As a gay man, huh? What?!
Shapiro followed that up with another tweet, writing: “Also, why should he be worried the rest of his life? Of all the human beings on God’s green earth, gay men should be least worried about decisions regarding abortion.”
Also, why should he be worried the rest of his life? Of all the human beings on God’s green earth, gay men should be least worried about decisions regarding abortion.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 3, 2022
As someone who has authored nearly a dozen books, you’d think Shapiro, who is married to a woman and has three children, would have a better grasp on modifiers.
Now, the responses…
Did Ben just admit that he was gay
— David Sweet (@Jerok88) May 3, 2022
I bet it felt good to write that didn’t it
— Huge Bigtime (@hugebigtime) May 3, 2022
congrats on coming out ben 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/IGYI7AFu7Y
— Fun Anomalocaris Facts! (@NOEYEDSLIME) May 4, 2022
I just want to say that now that you’ve come out, I accept and love you just as much as I did before 🙂
— Linus LinusMediaGroup (@linusgsebastian) May 4, 2022
bro forgot to log into the burner 💀
— Seth 🦑 (@squishyboyseth) May 3, 2022
— sean brett (@BaconKnight) May 3, 2022
Congrats on coming out, and only a month before Pride 🌈
Explains your confusion about WAP for sure 🤪
— gender woo gerbil #GNUTerryPratchett queer af 🦕🦖 (@sarahcbydesign) May 3, 2022
“As a gay man, I” – Ben Shapiro, 2022
— John Fallot (@JohnFallot) May 3, 2022
People forget the etymology of the word “gay”. It means “happy” pic.twitter.com/nc7anHcwEH
— Florin Bobiș (@florinbobis) May 3, 2022
Worst misplaced modifier ever, or coming-out story?
— Molly Yanity (@mollyyanity) May 3, 2022
proud of you Ben. we’ve all known you’ve been holding back for years. glad you finally came out
— The Seer (@Apostate1123) May 3, 2022
Your spacing is a little weird, but I support you pic.twitter.com/XIWJgQxIlI
— Sh☭tGaming.com (@ShotGaming) May 4, 2022
While you’re here, check out this remix video someone made of a horrified Shapiro reciting the lyrics to Cardi B’s 2020 hit “WAP”…
Makes sense, he was the one who talked about his wife not being excited.
We don’t want him!
My sentiments exactly. This definitely falls under the category of “Who gives a shit?”, with a sub-compartment entitled “Str8 people: keep him. PLEASE keep him.”
I agree completely!!!
If he is I resign !
Please, let the straights keep him.
Hmmm, it is just as likely that he just exposed that he trolls folks with another account. It is one where he poses as a gay man. And, when he made this comment, he forgot he was on his main not that troll account.
Sounds like one of the notorious trolls on here, i.e. the one who at one point claimed to be a trans woman. Not even that right-wing could troll could keep that ruse up.
I remember a similar instance where this guy who kept tweeting racist schznit and there would be this one “POC” who kept defending him and saying how it didn’t bother him, and how he agreed. A few times, dude forgot he was on his main when replying. Can’t see as I’ve seen that right wingers in a while now. Haha!
So he’s an extreme right-wing gay Jew?
The only thing that comes close to being that ridiculous is a black grand wizard.
Best Chappelle skit ever!
Ben Shapiro should take his own advice and shut up. He doesn’t have a uterus and so “reliably cannot have an opinion” on abortion then.
Like everything he does, it’s poorly written. However, I think he’s trying to say that a gay man doesn’t get to have an opinion on the decision because he’s a man. This would be more clear if he said “As he is a gay man”, but I suspect that Ben wouldn’t be able to afford a quality editor to make his stuff more readable.
Keep in mind that Ben Shapiro is often distracted as he’s obsessed with meeting his quota of eating no less than 50 gnats per day from Ted Cruz’s head.
Yes he can be Jewish, gay and right wing.
Especially if the brain doesn’t work too well.
He’s married to a woman. ? I’m surprised she dosent smack.him around for 1.never shutting the hell up and 2.being a narracisstic tool who loves the sound of his own voice. .try to debate him with facts he turns off your mlc or shuts you down.what a piece of work..I hope for the kids sake they form their OWN ideas not those he’s brainwashed them into believing
Been Shapiro may like the sound of his own voice, but to me, it sounds like nails on a chalk board (I’m dating myself, aren’t I?).
I knew it! I was saying, years ago, that he looked like what he really needed was to find a good leather daddy to make him feel special and wanted…and who could keep him bound and gagged so we don’t have to deal with him, anymore.
Last month, Fox News ran a chyron stating that Ben Shapiro is black (Queerty ran a story on it). And now he’s gay? He really gets around.
Maybe Ben is one of the Trumpanzee posters here on Queerty. “As a gay man…,” hmm, a lot of their comments start like that!
He reminds me of that twit Milo who would say anything to get a response and noticed. Ben has opinions on everything and says nothing a lot of fast talking quick words that sound nice together yet when taken apart mean absolutely nothing
Poor Milo, his grift dried up Lol. His conservative friends barely remember him now, even with the desperate attempt at coming out as “ex gay,” he still couldn’t climb back on that grift tree. Hopefully, Ben Shapiro will be one of the next grifters to be forgotten.
This is so weird because I thought for a long time that the reason why he was so famous (infamous?) was BECAUSE he was a gay, outspoken right-wing conservative. When I found out he was straight and married I was completely shocked. In fact, this is my comment I posted on this exact site back in 2020:
“Am I the only person who didn’t know that Ben Shapiro ISN’T gay? I recently only learned that he was straight (maybe from another article on this site, actually). I always thought his “shtick” and why he got invited to talk so much on politics was because he is conservative and bordering on homophobic despite him being homosexual himself.”
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that. When I first heard of him, that’s basically said about him, that he was very conservative and gay. Did everyone just forget that? I heard friends (and other conservatives) talk about it.
Everyone thought he was gay when he first started out as a conservative pundit. Half of his videos are obsessively about LGBT. He’s your typical self hating closet case.
Another A*hole we don’t want on our team! What is it with these greedy-ass gay men dissing and profiting off of us. He can go straight to hell!
Right on. He reminds be of Roy Cohn. Vomit inducing.
He’s a DISGUSTING A.S.S. hole. He can EAT $ H!T.
If one has the reading comprehension skills and intuition of a gnat they know he was referring to her gay friend and throwing shade. Is Querity this hard up for views? Find something real to talk about!
Shapiro is gay-bashing scum who wants the Supremes to overturn marriage equality.
Why be cute about him?
Toss him back into the cesspool of horrid gays that never should be.
Aside from his faulty sentence structure Ben is not that smart. He doesn’t understand that the gay friend of Anna’s is worried other decided Supreme Court cases, specifically marriage equality will be reiterated and overturned.
She’s a highly esteemed doctor, Ben’s wife.
As a Republican he probably lied about that like he lies about everything else. The way to tell a republican is lying, is their lips are moving.
What Ana’s friend probably meant by “being worried” is that we, as gay men, need to be worried the Supreme Court will now reverse its fairly recent decision about gay marriage and declare that illegal, too. No one should be shocked by what the Court is about to do; the right has been carefully planning this for at least 20 years, and they needed that asswipe trump to place three mediocre judges onto the Court who’d guarantee we become a “shithole country.” Elections have consequences; there’s no excuse for us to not vote this Fall. As for Shapiro, he’s just an asshole.
I don’t think Shapiro was referring to himself, but rather, the ‘gay friend’. It was a poorly written tweet.
Right, he is basically telling Ana that her friend, being a gay man should not have an opinion and that Ana should have just told her friend to shut up. Shapiro is the one who should shut up.
Right wing nutter also has poor grasp of English. Is this really a story??!!
Like Milo her will be no where in a year or two. What we DID learn from this is that he is Marcy or another of these lying trolls that come here and other gay sites to lie lie lie and we know them all and they are totally wasting their time. He is a pathetic waste of flesh. Like all right wing extremists he is nothing BUT a liar. Lies like our last three new supreme court justices told to get on the court so they could get rid of Roe v wade which as a gay man I have fought for my whole life. I support the full rights of all Americans and not just my own rights. The right hates anyone but straight white men and so try to control all others in their HOLLOW lives
He’s horrible – gay or straight !!!
Just so everyone knows, this is what Ben Shapiro said on the air just yesterday (From the May 4, 2022, edition of The Daily Wire’s The Ben Shapiro Show):
“And then they try to claim, well, they might overturn Obergefell. First of all, Obergefell is a bad Supreme Court decision and if we had a Supreme Court worth its salt, they would overturn Obergefell.”
This horrible racist homophobic monster and many like him badly want the Supreme Court to overturn Obergefell and end gay marriage. You support people like him and the GQP at your own personal peril. Don’t think they aren’t actively trying to erase you and your lives!
POS, I hope there is a hell, I really do.
Shapiro is one of several commentators/pundits on the far right who see this as the first step towards reversing Obergefell. And a number of gone even further, suggesting that Lawrence v. Texas, Loving v. Virginia and Brown v. Board of Education should also be reversed. This would undo most of the social progress of the late 20th century and make us even more of a laughingstock among the developed nations than we were under Trump and Bush. Not to mention all these laws would allow states to demonize and penalize those who do not have the means to easily leave.
The right truly wants to drag us back into the 19th century or further.
“As a gay man I have been in him” Lmao that gave me the laugh I needed today.
I figure he’s going to get caught at some point in the future sucking off a twink in a public restroom or something. It’s always the case with these creeps.
Have to make it clear that Ben Shapiro does not speak for more than 15-20% of Jews. Even among the Orthodox views about reproductive choice are nuanced and varied, as Jewish law (Halacha) is clear clear on when personhood is conferred (when the fetus gains a “soul”), but not as clear on damage to the fetus. And Jewish law strongly tends to favor the needs of the mother, family and community. He is very much in the minority.