Ben Shapiro Gets Brutally Mocked on Twitter for Storming Out of Tough BBC Interview: ‘Snowflake’
Ben Shapiro‘s Twitter mentions have seen better days since political observers have pummeled him online for fleeing from British journalist Andrew Neil in the middle of a BBC interview.
The Daily Wire editor in chief gave Neil an interview earlier this week for Politics Live, during which, he was aggressively questioned over his controversial rhetoric about Arabs, his opposition to abortion, and a litany of other topics. When Neil tried to ask Shapiro what he means about how society is “turning its back on Judeo-Christian values,” Shapiro terminated the interview by answering “I’m not inclined to continue in an interview with a person as badly-motivated as you as an interviewer so we’re done here.”
Since that interview was recorded, Shapiro has gone on Twitter to express a certain degree of regret for how he handled the conversation.
Just pre-taped an interview with BBC’s @afneil. As I’m not familiar with him or his work, I misinterpreted his antagonism as political Leftism (he termed the pro-life position in America “barbaric”) – and that was apparently inaccurate. For that, I apologize.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 9, 2019
Even so, the interview was so combative that American and international audiences are both taking notice, and they have a lot to say about it.
One of the portions getting the most attention was the part where Shapiro accused Neil and the BBC of being a left-wing hacks after being questioned on abortion. Online reactors were not only amused by Neil dismissing Shapiro’s “ridiculous” criticism, but also they’re pointing out Neil is an aggressive questioner to everyone and just so happens to be chairman of the conservative-leaning magazine, The Spectator.
Lol. So, Shapiro tries to wiggle out of a question about abortion by citing ‘science’ and accusing his interviewer, Andrew Neil, of being on ‘the left.’
Neil is chairman of The Spectator, one of Britain’s leading conservative magazines. He just laughs. https://t.co/GcQOhkrSi1
— Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) May 10, 2019
Stick this in my veins. pic.twitter.com/j2XEekjwe7
— Mark Di Stefano 🤙🏻 (@MarkDiStef) May 10, 2019
Shapiro calls out noted leftist *checks notes* … Andrew Neil, former editor of The Sunday Times and founding chairman of Rupert Murdoch’s Sky TV. Oh, and chairman of The Spectator. pic.twitter.com/nARKNR6UHe
— Steve Mullis (@stevemullis) May 10, 2019
Absolutely cracking interview by @afneil with Ben Shapiro, but I particularly liked the bit where Andrew Neil got accused of being a liberal leftie
— Jessica Elgot (@jessicaelgot) May 10, 2019
Ben Shapiro just accused Andrew Neil of being a raving leftie. 😂😂😂
— Haggis_UK #FBPE 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) May 10, 2019
Absolutely hooting with laughter that Ben Shapiro has just accused Andrew Neil of being a terrible, biased, liberal leftie #PoliticsLive
— Jane Merrick (@janemerrick23) May 10, 2019
The entire interview is hilarious. If you even had a passing familiarity with Andrew Neil, you’d know that he aggressively questions everyone he interviews across the political spectrum https://t.co/35GvUCetIC
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) May 10, 2019
Ben Shapiro vs Ultra conservative British journalist Andrew Neil.
Google is your friend.
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) May 10, 2019
Beyond that, viewers were intrigued with how Shapiro decided to cut the interview short instead of sticking it out until the end.
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) May 10, 2019
Here’s regular user of the term “snowflake” Ben Shapiro shortly before he ran away from an interview because he found *Andrew Neil* to be too left wingpic.twitter.com/4U7cG2qwS0
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 10, 2019
Ben Shapiro pulls an Owen Jones on the BBC and Andrew Neil is the best interviewer in Britain.
News at 6.
— Helen Dale (@_HelenDale) May 10, 2019
It’s rather interesting to see @benshapiro react to @afneil (@BBC / @SpectatorUSA) asking slightly tough Qs (largely about Ben’s own views/words) by calling him a “leftist,” trying to hijack the interview, then walking out https://t.co/hEBXkCONny
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) May 10, 2019
Yes please watch #BBC’s interview with #BenShapiro before judging. Mr. Shapiro ended the interview half way when he realized unlike many US outlets his feet will be held to the fire: https://t.co/4Gdty3B4f8 https://t.co/Gjb88IyWJX
— Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) May 10, 2019
— Rob Burley (@RobBurl) May 10, 2019
Ben Shapiro going on BBC and demanding conservative Andrew Neil admit he’s a leftist then crying about how unfair it is to be asked critical questions about his book before running away from the interview shows how these American conservatives are accustomed to their safe spaces
— Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) May 10, 2019
these left wing snowflakes demanding safe spaces are getting out of control https://t.co/O6PuE5d43R
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) May 10, 2019
Watch above, via BBC.
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