You can say one thing about conservative propagandist Ben Shapiro—he always knows how to get people talking. And his recent appearance on his Daily Wire network is no exception.
In a long diatribe about Democratic President Joe Biden's earlier this week, Shapiro compared Biden's supposedly disastrous presidency with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide.
While discussing Biden's State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Shapiro called Biden "the Kurt Cobain of politics" and accused him of shooting America in the head.
See his comments below.
Shapiro made the comments about Cobain while discussing Biden's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which he accused Biden of lying about in order to cover up how terrible his first year in office has been.
“This is where the lies start. Because when you’re the president of the United States and you’ve had the worst 14 months of any president of the United States ever-- Abraham Lincoln had a full scale insurrection on his hands at the beginning of his administration.
"That wasn’t caused by Abraham Lincoln. Everything bad that has happened over the last 14 months is a completely self-inflicted wound.”
It was then that Shapiro used his shockingly worded Cobain analogy in order to further underline Biden's supposed failures.
"Joe Biden is the Kurt Cobain of politics. He put a shotgun in the mouth of the American body politic and then pulled the trigger. And the brains are on the wall."
"The President of the United States is really, really bad at this ... [so] he has to just lie to you. He has to explain to you, actually everything is just fine."
Not to split hairs, but that sounds a lot more like a murder than a suicide, so the Cobain metaphor doesn't really work. And the U.S.'s COVID cases are the lowest they've been since October of 2020, when Shapiro's beloved former Republican President Donald Trump was in charge. But whatever!
On Twitter, people weren't particularly fond of Shapiro's choice of words.
In conclusion, here's your friendly reminder that Kurt Cobain would have hated Ben Shapiro's guts.
And he understood how metaphors work.