Candace Owens, who has been a critic of the Black Lives Matter movement for years, claimed that "there are a lot of black Americans that owe me an apology today" after learning that the organization, which has raised tens of millions of dollars since the death of George Floyd, is one step away from going bankrupt. The well-known journalist reaffirmed the allegations that she has been making about this movement, which even resulted in her receiving death threats, and responded to accusations of working in favor of "white supremacy."
All I know is that there are a lot of black Americans that owe me an apology today.
It’s embarrassing to be scammed in broad daylight but that’s what happened to a lot of you. https://t.co/YYGkx2M73t
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 24, 2023
"Scammed in broad daylight"
The director of The Greatest Lie Ever Sold responded to one of Benny Johnson's tweets about the BLM's uncertain financial situation by saying, "It's embarrassing to be scammed in broad daylight...but that's what has happened to a lot of you." Owens decided to make the documentary after reviewing what BLM officials were spending money on because she wanted to "scream the truth louder than you can scream the lies."
I broke Black Lives Matter. https://t.co/JAELqUe4IL https://t.co/F1gPFpQSFs pic.twitter.com/bpTs0oViff
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 13, 2022
Owens, who opposes the Black "victimhood" exploited by "BLM, Democrats and other groups," analyzed the movement's tax return that raised more than $80 million in 2020, following Floyd's death during his arrest by police officers. The journalist asked herself "Where is that money?" and began to investigate, discovering that it had not been used to improve the living conditions of Blacks, but to conduct radical leftist activism which included payments to drag queens, phone sex operators, strippers and peep show workers.
"Uplift white supremacism"
The BLM's response was to accuse Owens of "trying to divide black people and uplift white supremacism." In a Twitter thread, movement officials stated that in the Daily Wire film "there will be lies, hate speech, racism, homophobia, homophobia and/or transphobia in their work, something BLMGNF does not approve of."
In addition, they tried to refute the data provided by Owens by stressing that "less than 10% of BLMGNF's budget was used for operating expenses." However, those leading the movement were accused of buying homes (including a $6.2 million mansion for its leader) and hiring family members with exorbitant salaries.
As reported on the most recently filed IRS Form 990, less than 10% of BLMGNF’s budget was used for operating costs which demonstrates the foundation’s efficiency.
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) October 12, 2022