Last night, Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro told CNN’s Piers Morgan that if you think Jason Collins coming out as gay is a big deal then you hate America because you think America is a homophobic country.
Morgan confronted Shapiro over a series of distasteful tweets he made immediately following Collin’s announcement. “Come off it,” Morgan said. “Give the guy a break. He’s the first one to come out. He’s a brave guy. I applaud him. To have your first thought to get on Twitter and sneer him, it’s cheap.” Shapiro tweeted on Monday:
So Jason Collins is a hero because he’s gay? Our standard for heroism has dropped quite a bit since Normandy.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 29, 2013
If the only way you can make Sports Illustrated is by announcing your sexual proclivities, you’re a bad player. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 29, 2013
After the segment aired, Actor Chris Evan, who has an openly gay brother, tweeted this:
To which Shapiro responded:
I don’t dislike @chrisevans. We can disagree on politics, agree that The Fantastic Four is a terrible movie, and still like each other.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 3, 2013
Obviously the man is delusional to think Evans would like him after his relentless attacks on gays and lesbians.
Watch Piers Morgan destroy Shapiro’s ridiculous argument below: