TPUSA Diaper Protest Organizer Says She’s Victim Of ‘Blatant Racism’ Over Campus Gun Stunt

TPUSA Diaper Protest Organizer Says She’s Victim Of ‘Blatant Racism’ Over Campus Gun Stunt

Earlier this week, former TPUSA Kent State chapter president and current wannabe conservative celebrity Kaitlin Bennett drew a whole bunch of attention on social media when she posted pictures of herself posing with an assault rifle on campus. See, she recently graduated from Kent State and wanted to make a point about the Second Amendment and students’ rights to carry on campus — Kent State doesn’t allow students to carry deadly weapons — by walking around with her massive gun and graduation cap.

As Bennett has graduated the previous day, the university’s guidelines said she was able to open-carry on campus, as long as she was outdoors. She also instructed the university she would be doing this beforehand and she had a campus police officer with her when taking her photos. So, yeah, obviously a stunt to get maximum exposure.

And, like clockwork, Bennett popped up on Fox & Friends Thursday morning. Bennett took that opportunity and spun it into more viral gold.

Having already engaged with Parkland survivor David Hogg on Twitter — she called a tweet he shared calling out her white privilege “racist” while mocking his “tiny arms and Hitler-like bands” — Bennett had the following exchange with F&F co-host Steve Doocy:

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

“What kind of racism?” Doocy dutifully asked.

“They’re saying that I have white privilege for going out on campus with my AR-10,” she complained. “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.”

End scene.

That just hits all the marks for your average Fox News viewer. The accusation of anti-white racism. The victimization of conservatives. The whole “keep yer hands of my GUNZ” attitude. I mean, this is like catnip for the right.

Anyway, if you were thinking you may have heard about Bennett before, it is probably due to the own-the-libs diaper protests she organized on the Kent State campus a few months ago that backfired, leading to widespread mockery of TPUSA and her ultimate departure from the group.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.