Former Love Connection host Chuck Woolery has ignited controversy once again by claiming that "racism has nothing to do with race."
Woolery, who has transitioned from game show host to conservative political podcaster in recent years, tweeted the rant Monday morning, saying:
"RACISM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE."
"Racism is the Progressive Left crying out for attention."
"If you disagree with the ProgressiveLeft. They consider you a Racist."
"They are desperate to hold on to the Black Vote."
RACISM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE. Racism is the Progressive Left crying out for attention. If you disagree with t… https://t.co/kTAK49uLOl— Chuck Woolery (@Chuck Woolery) 1566224424.0
Sadly, it isn't the first time Woolery has courted controversy when it comes to racism and the GOP.
In 2017, he faced backlash after claiming that Republicans had never done anything "nasty" to black people.
Please spare me your rhetoric. Show me anywhere in our History that Republicans Lynched, Beat up,or did any other nasty thing to BlackPeople— Chuck Woolery (@Chuck Woolery) 1486140307.0
But to absurdly claim that racism has nothing to do with race seems like a bit of a stretch, considering the root of the word "racism" is literally "race."
@chuckwoolery Ummm Chuck? Race is the root word of racism? You're no Alex Trebek, my friend. 😏— Joy Edwards (@Joy Edwards) 1566238486.0
@chuckwoolery "Racism has nothing to do with race." I would try to figure out how that makes any sense whatsoever,… https://t.co/uHc1FwKTxH— William Dietz (@William Dietz) 1566258010.0
Race-ism. Raaaaaace. Racism. Chuck do you know what etymology means? https://t.co/ocw15pqOwF— Joel Birch (@Joel Birch) 1566337073.0
And it also seems, well, extremely privileged at best, and fairly racist at worst.
@chuckwoolery Racism: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based o… https://t.co/tZYiDYFw1G— Craig Rozniecki (@Craig Rozniecki) 1566311909.0
@chuckwoolery Yup, sounds like something a racist would say... 😉— Cyrus McQueen (@Cyrus McQueen) 1566328864.0
@chuckwoolery https://t.co/GLCQTMJOIa— Karen Valentine C (@Karen Valentine C) 1566246159.0
@chuckwoolery Everybody loves a white, Christian cisgender man explaining marginalization to them. Please, continue.— The Sassiest Semite (@The Sassiest Semite) 1566265012.0
@chuckwoolery You are Privileged man..Before you open your mouth about racism, come and visit some neighborhoods th… https://t.co/eGV3f1GP37— Sailor Michael (@Sailor Michael) 1566255553.0
@chuckwoolery Shorter Chuck Woolery: I've never been the victim of racism so nobody else has. Day in and day out, I… https://t.co/pEiytClZ2u— JRehling (@JRehling) 1566305820.0
Even tennis legend Martina Navratilova laid into Woolery for his ignorance.
@chuckwoolery Racism is you saying exactly what you just did. Racism is not the progressive left crying out for att… https://t.co/bTKFgyofEd— Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova) 1566270013.0
As people poked holes in Woolery's theory, he was too stubborn to back down.
@chuckbrown0916 Democrats.— Chuck Woolery (@Chuck Woolery) 1566243506.0
@MsShannonFisher Yes, what Democrats and Republicans call conservatism? Not even close.— Chuck Woolery (@Chuck Woolery) 1566244887.0
Not a good look, Chuck.
@chuckwoolery Humanity has nothing to do with humans! Certainly nothing to do with you...— Paulette Feeney (@Paulette Feeney) 1566243736.0
Looks like he took a page out of Trump's Twitter handbook. Why is proper punctuation, capitalization and sentence s… https://t.co/MDNYTXiCCj— Suzette Hackney (@Suzette Hackney) 1566318286.0
@chuckwoolery The ignorance and stupidity of this tweet... https://t.co/cVhqQDoTIo— Ida Skibenes ❄️ (@Ida Skibenes ❄️) 1566320382.0
@chuckwoolery lol grandpa is yelling at the teevee again— Brooke Binkowski (@Brooke Binkowski) 1566314100.0
But at least we got this gem out of it:
@chuckwoolery CHUCK WOOLERY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WOOL— Dusty (@Dusty) 1566261524.0
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