Though it is often difficult to determine what is entertainment and what is truth, leading personalities at The Daily Wire are in a public feud that has captured the interest of many across the country.
Ben Shapiro, the fast-talking brilliant debater and Daily Wire-co-founder, has escalated his squabble with Daily Wire host Candace Owens, suggesting that she “quit.”
Several weeks ago Owens, a top-tier personality on the Daily Wire platform, poured fuel on the embers of a yearlong high-profile quarrel with Shapiro by appearing to condemn Israel for moving into Gaza to eliminate Hamas.
Shapiro, an orthodox Jew, has been an outspoken supporter of Israel and has condemned pro-Palestinian protests and calls for a ceasefire.
Tensions between the two Daily Wire personalities have been simmering since 2022, when Owens engaged with Max Blumenthal, a pro-Palestine advocate, and criticized the pro-Israel, Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
Owens’ communication with Blumenthal drew criticism from Shapiro, who depicted Blumenthal as one who “spends his life covering for Jew-haters and stumping for Israel’s destruction.”
Following Shapiro’s rebuke of Owens, she stated in a post that Shapiro was “acting unprofessional” and was “emotionally unhinged.”
In another post, Owens included several New Testament Bible verses from the Sermon on the Mount.
The post evidently was designed to support a call for an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire while intimating that Shapiro was speaking “evil” and “falsely” against her, possibly for notoriety or financial gain.
An angry Shapiro reportedly labeled Owens’ posts as “disgraceful” and “ridiculous.” On Wednesday, Shapiro escalated the matter by posting: “Candace, if you feel that taking money from The Daily Wire somehow comes between you and God, by all means quit.”
“Everybody can see the moves that she’s making and the things that she’s saying, and I find them distracting,” Shapiro added.
Trending Politics reported that Owens has “removed mention of The Daily Wire from her Twitter profile, fueling the rumors.”
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