Share
Commentary

Kashuv Buries Hogg After Teen Starts Complaining About Gun-Lobbyists

Share

Few people stretch the adage that “all publicity is good publicity” quite like David Hogg.

The polarizing teenager has taken his crusade against the Second Amendment from Parkland, Florida, to every corner of the political pop culture realm, typically to disastrous results.

Take, for example, Hogg’s snide attack on Laura Ingraham after the Fox News host had already apologized to Hogg for comments she made about the media-created celebrity from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School back in March.

“Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week,” Hogg posted on Twitter, in a sneering reference to Ingraham’s well-known Christian beliefs. Ingraham had already lost some sponsors primarily thanks to Hogg’s campaigning against her.

Trending:
'Identifiable Harm': Biden Kills JFK File Release, Issues Baffling Statement

Of course, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Hogg’s counterpart throughout all of this has been fellow Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Kyle Kashuv. The younger Kashuv dunked on Hogg back in March over his incessant attacks against Ingraham.

“Dude, this is just sad,” Kashuv told Hogg, while citing just a few of Ingraham’s life highlights.

Unsurprisingly, Kashuv was back in the saddle after Hogg levied a general mid-term election threat towards “anyone that takes money from the gun lobby.”

This time, however, Kashuv wasn’t defending any one specific person. He just used the opportunity to tear into Hogg’s ever-growing sense of self-importance.

“You clearly don’t realize that at least half of America doesn’t care you you say,” Kashuv retorted, along with a smiley face.

Ouch. Harsh, but likely not nearly as biting as it could’ve been.

Related:
Here We Go Again: Dems Want GOP Members Expelled from Congress Over Jan. 6

Several of the first reactions to Kashuv’s tweet thought Kashuv was being way too generous.

https://twitter.com/JPBrownShow/status/1023592041790418944

It’s fair to wonder what Hogg’s aim is — other than the temporary glofication that came his way thanks to a biased media looking for a new face to put on the gun control movement.

Is David Hogg's time in the spotlight finally over?

From all indications, America is no closer to getting rid of guns than it is to creating pigs that can fly. The only real tangible thing that Hogg is accomplishing is getting his name out in the public, oftentimes not in the best of light — thanks to Kashuv and other critics.

Is empty celebrity at the cost of self-respect really worth it? Hogg clearly thinks so.

Either that or he has a masochistic side that just loves lobbing these softballs to Kashuv to homer out of the park.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



loading

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, , ,
Share
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
Birthplace
Hawaii
Education
Class of 2010 University of Arizona. BEAR DOWN.
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English, Korean
Topics of Expertise
Sports, Entertainment, Science/Tech




loading

Conversation