On Monday, October 9, a satirical video was released from The Daily Wire on its Facebook page and Twitter feed. While many people understood the video was satire (albeit not the best satire), others felt it was insensitive to Native Americans and some even called it racist.
Ben Shapiro himself was on vacation at the time of the video’s posting, and had no input or sign off on said video, but he released the following statement moments ago:
My statement on the Columbus Day video that went up on Daily Wire's Twitter and Facebook yesterday. It has now been justifiably removed. pic.twitter.com/ja6h8cW2af
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 10, 2017
Class act, all the way.
This is the right decision.
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) October 10, 2017
Good call. Keep up the good work.
— Right Said Ed (@edalexport) October 10, 2017
Dealing in satire can be really tough (Twitchy editors KNOW), and it takes a lot of cojones to come out and admit something didn’t work and publicly apologize for it, like Ben has.
Thanks Ben. Speaking as someone who is a fan, this was the right thing to do.
— David Paul Jenner (@DavidPaulJenner) October 10, 2017