UPDATE: Elisabeth Hasselbeck asks if #BlackLivesMatter should be classified as a hate group

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon



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:

'The View': 'The View' Co-Hosts Defend Elisabeth Hasselbeck After Sandra Bland Cigarette Question
More from AOL.com:
Women explain why they're anti-Hillary Clinton
What millennials really think about Donald Trump
First child in the world to receive double hand transplant goes home from hospital

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

20 Folks Recall Shocking Interview Moments That Made Them NOT Want the Job 20 Folks Recall Shocking Interview Moments That Made Them NOT Want the Job
Rescuer Sees Bumps All Over This Dog's Skin - Then X-Rays Reveal The Tragic Story Rescuer Sees Bumps All Over This Dog's Skin - Then X-Rays Reveal The Tragic Story
Man Suspects His Wife Is Cheating On Him - Then His Daughter Reveals What's Really Going Man Suspects His Wife Is Cheating On Him - Then His Daughter Reveals What's Really Going