A writer for GQ Magazine has published an apology for an extremely objectionable tweet about the way in which he’d like to confront the mother of an official who lost his life in the attacks on Benghazi.
Patricia Smith appeared at the Republican National Convention on Monday, where she gave an emotional, powerful speech that blamed Hillary Clinton for the death of her son Sean in the 2012 attack. As the political debate continues about what Smith has said about Clinton’s alleged lies, Bethlehem Shoals decided to respond with this now-deleted tweet.
The tweet was screengrabbed by Newsbusters, along with the tweets showing Shoals’ follow-up.
Eventually, Shoals posted a statement on Medium where he was forced to apologized for his “extremely ill-advised attempt” to “satirize” the convention:
“Under no circumstances is it okay to invoke violence against women. As outraged as I was by parts of Pat Smith’s speech, to use this kind of language as a means of expressing that feeling was completely out of bounds. I also completely understand how, regardless of my intent, it was extremely triggering for a lot of people. And for that I am genuinely sorry.”