The Responses to Barbara Kay’s Racist National Post Article Are Spot On
National Post columnist Barbara Kay has done it again. And this time, people are calling her out for her blatant racism.
For those unaware, Barbara Kay is a far-right columnist at the National Post who used to appear frequently on Ezra Levant’s far-right media outlet The Rebel.
In her article “The Agony of an Attack Without Explanation, and the Pain of Chaos”, Kay says she hoped the attacker was a Muslim terrorist.
Barbara Kay writes her millionth “I’m not racist, but…” column, this time even wishing Monday’s van attack had been religiously motivated because it fits her clash-of-civilizations worldview better. https://t.co/x3nvu8Ehnc pic.twitter.com/rniAul65Gr
— ishmael n. daro (@iD4RO) April 25, 2018
Naturally, people were outraged, especially given how much effort the far-right put into pushing the false Muslim narrative.
Here are the best responses from across Twitter to Kay’s article.
1) She’s Getting Really Desperate
Seen here, for the record, is Barbara Kay clinging to hope. pic.twitter.com/r9lwSyRKYB
— Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey) April 25, 2018
2) Kay Dislikes Muslims More Than Killers
Barbara Kay is more scared of a woman in a burka then she is of men who kill women. Why some see that as normal, I have no fucking idea. She’s cray-cray.
— toni (@tonih_78) April 25, 2018
3) Oh Yeah, She’s a “Men’s Rights” Activist
Noted mens’ rights activist Barbara Kay laments (b/c of Jordan Peterson, seriously) that the Toronto attack wasn’t Islamic terrorism, b/c we “understand” terrorism and can combat it. Not included: fact that we UNDERSTAND AND CAN FIGHT TOXIC MASCULINITY. https://t.co/DmEPpbiPGd
— Matthew A. Sears (@matthewasears) April 24, 2018
4) Racism Is Everywhere
i know it’s easy to dunk on that awful barbara kay column BUT i think she’s providing a valuable service by demonstrating that you are as likely to get racist brain poisoning from a mainstream canadian newspaper as you are from the fringes of the dark web or whatever
— drew brown (@drewfoundland) April 25, 2018
5) Save Your Energy and Read Vicky’s Story
Click here to read it. Trust us, it’s worth your time.
don’t read barbara kay on jordan peterson and how to justify racism. read me instead. https://t.co/ebnckNqF5P
— vicky mochama (@vmochama) April 25, 2018
6) The Bar is Very, Very High
It’s a pretty high bar, but this may be the worst thing Barbara Kay has ever written. https://t.co/kjPbKgsaVh
— Derek “or someone similar” Simon (@DartmouthDerek) April 25, 2018
7) Don’t Feed the Toronto Sun Trolls
Criticizing Barbara Kay while linking to Barbara Kay’s column still *helps* Barbara Kay.
She and Blatch and SAL and Wente get paid whether you liked what you saw after you clicked or not.
— Andray (@andraydomise) April 25, 2018
8) We So Many Questions…
I want the person who either edits, approves or posts Barbara Kay’s work to come forward for an AMA because I sure do have a lot of questions https://t.co/N4SnV6FlEC
— Sarah Hagi (@geekylonglegs) April 25, 2018