Gun-Wielding Kent State Student Tells Fox & Friends She’s Target of Racism: ‘They’re Saying I Have White Privilege’


Kaitlin Bennet, a student at Kent State and activist who left TPUSA after staging diaper protests, appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday morning to talk about her latest stunt: carrying around a massive AR-10 rifle in her graduation photos.

Bennet was once the campus leader at Kent State for Turning Points USA, Charlie Kirk‘s organization of aggrieved teens, but left the group after she was mocked for having members dress up in diapers. Most recently, Bennet received a shoutout in Mediaite, when it was revealed she liked a post on Facebook calling for the genocide of minority demographic groups.

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy had the honor to interview this young member of the nation’s best and brightest, and asked about her viral graduation photo which took aim at Kent State — the site of the infamous 1970 shooting of four students protesting the U.S. bombing of Cambodia — for banning guns on its campus.

Bennet decried the university’s ban of deadly weapons, and when Doocy asked her what the reception to her stand has been like, the graduating student had troubling concerns:

“I was not expecting the blatant racism that has been thrown at me, the right-out death threats,” she said.

“What kind of racism?” Doocy asked.

“They’re saying that I have white privilege for going out on campus with my AR-10,” Bennet explained. “They are saying that this all has to do with me being white that I was able to do this. I think that’s very insulting to minorities, I don’t think that anything bad would happen to them.”

Bennet added that she wished she could have her photos “with a fully automatic machine gun.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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