Laura Ingraham unleashed a heaping can whoop-a$$ aimed directly at Hollywood for its questionable priorities.
After a gorilla named Harambe was shot and killed to save a four-year-old boy who had fallen into the animal’s enclosure, social media and Hollywood alike got busy placing blame and grieving the primate.
Even certain politicians got in on the action, paying respects to the primate on Memorial Day. Ingraham, noted the “fever pitch” response and rightfully questioned why America’s veterans don’t get the same amount of respect and attention.
Ingraham agreed that the Cincinnati Zoo incident was “horrible and sad.” But at the same time, she noted “we have veterans on the street who are eating out of garbage cans, and yet Hollywood is like having a candlelight vigil over one gorilla tragically having to be shot.”
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 31, 2016
Ingraham’s reaction came after numerous famous names expressed outrage over the shooting:
It seems that some gorillas make better parents than some people.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 29, 2016
Oh the poor gorilla,he did nothing wrong,if you watch the video,so sad..as a mother I would’ve jumped in too.
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) May 30, 2016
This is why I hate zoos! This is so messed up. This poor gorilla. https://t.co/sdr3KXMyQa
— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) May 29, 2016
It saddens me to no end that a gorilla had to be put down because of an irresponsible parent. However you look at it, that’s just sad.
— Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) May 30, 2016
@JohnFugelsang JUST said this to my husband!!! Wtf were the parents doing? They should be held accountable. Period.
— Lisa Arch (@flawless_mom) May 29, 2016
I just don’t see how your kid ends up in a gorilla pit. I come from one of those if the kids being too quiet something wrong families.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) May 29, 2016
For the record, the parents are absolutely partially at fault, but it shouldn’t have been possible, unsupervised or otherwise.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) May 29, 2016
TV star Kaley Cuoco was among the most outspoken over Harambe’s death, and took to Instagram to voice her disgust.
RIP #harambe Im sure I will get tons of backlash (per usual) I mean let’s be honest, I wear the wrong sweatpants and the entire world has something to say about it, but once again , another senseless horrendous animal being killed over people not using their brains. If you watch the footage, you see this gorgeous animal holding that child’s hand. Do with that ,what you will. As sad as this makes me, a part of me is happy for that amazing creature doesn’t have to live in captivity another day. Bring on the hate!!!! ??
Meanwhile, Ingraham was wondering why this same level of outrage doesn’t exist for the too-often mistreated veterans that protect our freedom — over Memorial Day weekend no less. Ingraham found support on social media for her insight.
— Katie Buursma (@KatieBuursma) May 31, 2016
— Azazyel’s Dragon 7.0 (@schlichting1103) May 31, 2016
— Rasmussen News (@RasmussenNews) May 31, 2016
— Greg Rummo (@GregRummo) May 31, 2016
— Tim Santana (@timm0228) May 31, 2016
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