CNN political contributor Hillary Rosen is under fire after she called a Georgetown student an “anti-Semitic bigot” for wearing a bacon suit.
‘This is a Georgetown #Hoyas fans anti-Semitic smear to the Syracuse team,’ Rosen tweeted, along with a photo of the student dressed up in a bacon onesie during the basketball game between Syracuse and Georgetown.
As you may have guessed she has since deleted the tweet. No worries though, the Internet never forgets.
The best part was she even followed it up with a second tweet after the game. Doubling down on this college student having a good time being a bigot.
“Hey bacon-man. #Syracuse for the win. Bigots lose. Bye #Hoyas #Cuse,” Rosen tweeted.
Once this started picking up steam on Twitter many people tweeted their dismay in the direction of Hillary Rosen and CNN.
Per Daily Mail:
The student in the suit was later identified as Michael Bakan who is a junior at Georgetown.
He told The Daily Caller he was shocked when friends started sending him screenshots of the tweet.
‘At first I thought it was a joke,’ Bakan said about Rosen’s accusation. ‘The real way [my last name] is pronounced is bacon, and that was the impetus behind the costume. I’ve worn it to three games now.’
Rosen finally deleted the tweets after being called out for her claims.
‘Awesome, u found me! Thanks for telling me. I’m new to this school rivalry and got some bad info! I apologize and took down my tweet,’ she tweeted at Bakan.
Following the incident, Bakan posted on Facebook: ‘Not the best feeling when a CNN contributor attacks you on twitter, but hey – thanks mom & dad for a great last name.’
Not the best feeling when a CNN contributor attacks you on twitter, but hey – thanks mom & dad for a great last name,…
In the end Rosen admitted she was wrong and apologized and took her down tweet. Regardless she is still facing the backlash she deserves. What a buffoon!