Lauren Boebert bizarrely claims student loan forgiveness is funding ‘lesbian dance theory’ degrees
Republican representative Lauren Boebert has bizarrely claimed president Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is funding degrees in “lesbian dance theory”.
The Colorado right-winger made the claims during a rant in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Democrat president Joe Biden’s plans to scrap up to $20,000 of student debt for millions of Americans.
“How the heck can Joe Biden call America First conservatives a threat to democracy with a straight face and a dry diaper?” she said. “He’s the one who has allowed millions to invade our southern border. He’s the one who is robbing hardworking Americans to pay for Karen’s daughter’s degree in lesbian dance theory.”
The confusing speech from Boebert garnered a confused and resentful response on social media, where the talk was clipped and posted. Many took the chance to lambast the vitriol behind Boebert’s speech… but absolutely loved the idea of a lesbian dance theory class.
“If I only could’ve majored in lesbian dance theory. I’d be a TikTok billionaire and wouldn’t need student loans relief,” joked one user, while another satirised typical criticisms made by Republicans against the concept of student loan relief, saying: “The optics of lesbian dance theory majors buying avocado toast and lattes with their loan forgiveness checks [cheques] while hard-working Americans struggle to afford basic necessities like AR-15s [rifles] and SUVs are just terrible for Biden.”
The optics of lesbian dance theory majors buying avocado toast and lattes with their loan forgiveness checks while hard-working Americans struggle to afford basic necessities like AR-15s and SUVs are just terrible for Biden.
— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) August 29, 2022
While the jokes at Boebert’s confusing attempt at wit overwhelmed Twitter, others weren’t so amused, calling Boebert’s accusations “homophobic” and “bigoted”.
“She said the quiet part out loud so let’s add homophobia to her list of ‘character flaws’,” said one user, while another said: “Lauren Boebert is the prime example of what happens in a country when it values guns over education.”
She made these claims in a tweet on 1 April which read: “We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products.
“Why is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity?”
Of course, many have since pointed out people are able to, in fact, choose a sexuality label as many times as they please. Others questioned why she was so against so-called “life-altering” decisions based on sexuality and not the ability to buy guns.
We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products.
Why is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions buying a gun?— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) April 1, 2022
Boebert has also recently come under scrutiny for suggesting children in public schools should be forced to undergo “biblical citizenship training”, during an August episode of FlashPoint – a Christian news show which airs on the Victory Channel.
“Maybe we need to have some sort of legislation that requires… biblical citizenship training in our schools. And that’s how we get things turned around,” she said during the clip.
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