Well that didn't take long: just one day after Friday's horrifying mass shooting at the University of California-Santa Barbara, a
Faux Noise Fox News commentator is already blaming it on the gays.
Raw Story reports:
Reality television psychologist Dr. Robi Ludwig asserted to Fox News that a mass shooting in California over the weekend may have been triggered because the suspect could not cope with his "homosexual impulses."
In a videos posted on YouTube, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger explained that he had planned a shooting rampage to get retribution on women for rejecting him...
By late Saturday night, Ludwig was speculating to Fox News that Rodger's gay feelings had turned him into a mass murderer.
"When I was first listening to him, I was like, 'Oh, he's angry with women for rejecting him,'" Ludwig recalled. "And then I started to have a different idea: Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?'"
"Was he angry with women because they were taking away men from him?" she continued. "But this is a kid who couldn't connect, and felt enraged, and wanted to obliterate anyone that made him feel like a nothing."
In a jaw-dropping display of mental gymnastics, Ludwig then went on to claim that Rodger might actually have been at men for rejecting him, and that he may have murdered six people because "he couldn't even feel like a real man."
Exploiting a horrible tragedy to attack gay people? Disgusting. But as appallingly shameful as Ludwig's claim is, it's just the latest in a long line of outrageous attempts to blame all sorts of natural and human-caused phenomena on us, including meteor strikes, floods, the demise of Olympic wrestling, the unrest in Ukraine, tornadoes, and autism. It's a practice as old as the myth of Sodom and Gomorrah, and it's not likely to go away anytime soon.
Watch Ludwig suggest that homosexuality may have caused the Santa Barbara shooting, after the jump.