UPDATE: Elisabeth Hasselbeck asks if #BlackLivesMatter should be classified as a hate group
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the third runner-up on season two of Survivor, shared an alarmingly controversial thought on national television regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. Hasselbeck wondered out loud why the Black Lives Matter movement has not been classified as a hate group.
The question was brought up during a segment today on Fox & Friends about the connection between the killing of a deputy in Texas by a black man and the Black Lives Matter movement. While many would argue that there is no connection between the two, Hasselbeck seemed to blame the Black Lives Matter movement for the Texas killing.
Hasselbeck and her partner were joined by Kevin Jackson, a black man who considers the movement to be "nonsense." Jackson claimed that black people are being shot by the police so often because black families are incapable of staying together. His questionable remarks led Hasselbeck to ask:
"Kevin, why has the black lives movement—the black lives matter movement—not been classified yet as a hate group? I mean how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?"
While Hasselbeck may have only meant to ask a simple question, by doing so on television she essentially labelled the movement as a hate group herself, prompting an abundance of backlash and controversy.
UPDATE: Hasselbeck tweeted about the show on Tuesday, September 1. She claimed that her calling on the show is to ask questions and that, as a Christian, she loves all people. In a second tweet, she stated that the question she asked on the show does not reflect her opinion.
This isn't the first time Hasselbeck has made questionable remarks on television regarding race. Watch this video to see more:
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