Tomi Lahren had worn out her welcome at Blaze TV long before she went on ABC’s “The View” to say she was pro-choice.
That’s the take from several sources with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke with The Daily Caller on condition of anonymity.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 20, 2017
These sources said Lahren treated employees with contempt and disdain, The Daily Caller reported. Making matters worse, they say she seemed to enjoy provoking her colleagues.
“It’s like she got a high off of creating a hostile work environment,” one person said.
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She often butted heads with other BlazeTV personalities and seemed jealous when others received public attention. Lahren seemed to especially dislike BlazeTV host Dana Loesch, and would avoid her at all costs — even refusing to enter the makeup room if Loesch was present. Loesch declined to comment for this story.
Lahren and another popular BlazeTV host, Lawrence Jones, often butted heads as well. After the Dallas police shooting last summer, Lahren compared Black Lives Matter to the KKK, writing on Twitter: “Meet the new KKK, they call themselves ‘Black Lives Matter’ but make no mistake their goals are far from equality.”
The source detailed how Lahren was a “diva” who expected lavish treatment on the set, according to the Daily Caller:
Lahren demanded staffers heat up her “butt warming pad” in the microwave before every show, those sources said. “She expected to be treated like a queen,” one source said, referring to Lahren’s butt pad demands as “dehumanizing” to her staff, adding: “To demand they warm your butt pad is absurd.”
Lahren was known for yelling and cursing at staff and makeup artists. She often singled out one of the two makeup artists working for The Blaze, yelling at and embarrassing her, even in front of guests. It got to the point where Lahren refused to work with that makeup artist.
Playing on the idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, the sources said that Lahren was more concerned that people were talking about her than she was about what they were saying.
And while she enjoyed success on Facebook, Lahren didn’t do as well on live TV, they added — speaking of Facebook, now that she’s on the outs at Blaze TV, Lahren made a return Thursday to her social media roots.
The sources also called into question Lahren’s work ethic, saying she often refused to work early in the day.
“She’s just not a pro and has ambition above her skill set and attitude,” said one of the sources. “She created a toxic atmosphere and was not easy for people to work with.”
The Blaze’s countersuit filed on Monday repeated many of these sentiments, adding credence to the sources’ claims.
“Lahren’s treatment of the floor crew was inappropriate and unprofessional, constantly complaining about everything including but not limited to lighting, room temperature, editing, shooting, directing, etc,” the countersuit said, according to The Daily Caller. “Lahren was divisive and created conflicts with other media personalities at TheBlaze.”
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