Kaitlin Bennett is a name many of you may not know.
She made herself a champion in conservative circles after posing in her cap and gown—and her AR-10 semiautomatic rifle—at Kent State University.
You may recall Kent State as the scene of a mass shooting that cost several lives and whose aftermath was photographed for the world to see. Millions called Kaitlin out for how inappropriate her picture was—people compared it to the heartless audacity it would take to pose at Columbine or Stoneman-Douglas or any other school shooting site with a weapon.
Kaitlin was unfazed, as were her millions of conservative supporters. Since then, Kaitlin has continued with a string of little stunts to get attention; like hosting an "InfoWars" themed slumber party—though we're not sure how much sleeping one can do with Alex Jones screaming at you all night.
Her most recent stunt has people really annoyed, mostly for how ridiculous and belittling it is.
Just a few days ago, Kaitlin wore her MAGA hat through TSA to hop a flight. No one said anything to her about it and she could have just continued her completely uneventful journey—but no.
She turned and snapped a MAGA hatted selfie, then posted it. It wasn't so much the MAGA hat that caught everyone's attention, though.
It was why she claimed she wore the MAGA hat.
According to Kaitlin's post she was purposefully trying to belittle TSA employees when she chose to wear her red cap. According to her, she wore it to remind TSA workers that they are disposable and non-essential.
Nope, not kidding.
Those are her actual words.
Went through TSA with my #MAGA hat on to remind everyone that their jobs are disposable and they're non-essential.… https://t.co/rbAJn5Y4th— Kaitlin Bennett (@Kaitlin Bennett) 1548897122.0
Her post was in perfect mean-girl spirit, wasn't it?
She went out of her way to purposefully try to belittle and hurt people, then when she didn't get enough attention by doing it, she decided to post to the world about it. Also, her hashtags don't particularly vibe well with the rest of Kaitlin's supposed values.
It's clear she didn't think this one through considering many of the things she claims to want are supported and funded by the taxes that she claims are theft. Also what does that have to do with the TSA agent behind you?
Now, when we say Twitter went off, we mean they went off. Like, if our editors would let us get away with it, we would spell it "awf" and somehow write it in cursive just so you understand how much we mean it.
@KaitMarieox One day you'll grow up, want to be a productive adult member of the planet, and realize how much of yo… https://t.co/yX0iCqxjRi— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz) 1548953606.0
@KaitMarieox You *do* realize the entire reason they worked without pay during the shutdown is that they’re deemed… https://t.co/ei2gaKnVo0— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer) 1548912660.0
@KaitMarieox Just WOW. @KaitMarieox wants to abolish the TSA. They’re disposable. Air traffic controllers too, for… https://t.co/9bxoPwUVCr— Ryan Chase (@Ryan Chase) 1548912791.0
@KaitMarieox https://t.co/rn7prXTArw— Debra Albury (AKA Rysaria Graves) (@Debra Albury (AKA Rysaria Graves)) 1548909330.0
@KaitMarieox I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone in my life quite as nonessential as you.— Mistress Matisse (@Mistress Matisse) 1548919373.0
@mistressmatisse @KaitMarieox also , photography usually prohibited at tsa checkpoints— Tom Tomorrow (@Tom Tomorrow) 1548939505.0
@tomtomorrow @mistressmatisse @KaitMarieox Notice that Barbie Klaus is on the other side of the glass@with her “brave” stance.— David A. Keldsen (@David A. Keldsen) 1548948277.0
@KaitMarieox What makes you essential, Kaitlin? Also, literally everyone's paychecks come from other people's payc… https://t.co/QdHn60R13l— Emey deletes his tweets (@Emey deletes his tweets) 1548899339.0
Kaitlin had a choice to make here.
She could let this go and pretend it wasn't happening and move on. She could delete the tweet. She could double down on making herself look like an entitled idiot with no understanding of economics or human decency.
Guess which one she chose...
TSA? Essential? Remember that time they caught a terrorist and did something useful? Me neither. https://t.co/0c5Ouo6EvA— Kaitlin Bennett (@Kaitlin Bennett) 1548948811.0
Yeah that didn't work out too well either.
@KaitMarieox Found this within 30 seconds of googling. https://t.co/So1V4AUXmJ— ashlie atkinson (@ashlie atkinson) 1548961666.0
@KaitMarieox Does InfoWars pay you by the stupid?— Ben Fletcher (@Ben Fletcher) 1548949504.0
@KaitMarieox Next time try taking a gun through instead of a stupid hat and we’ll see what happens to your dumb ass then.— Your Vote Is Your Superpower (@Your Vote Is Your Superpower) 1548975281.0
@KaitMarieox There are so many pictures of TSA-confiscated guns on this blog I expect you'll lock yourself in your… https://t.co/lR1DsxkLjS— Andrew Bary 🇺🇸 (@Andrew Bary 🇺🇸) 1548965885.0
@KaitMarieox Wow.......you are extremely un-smart. I mean, extremely.— Bret Kelly (@Bret Kelly) 1548957785.0
@KaitMarieox Oh my God..... Honey, just stop. https://t.co/8vanneAzNJ— Jessilynn 💙♒ (@Jessilynn 💙♒) 1548965128.0
Time for another choice.
Did Kaitlin let it go this time?
I will never apologize for speaking the truth. And I will especially never cave to the demands of the leftist mob.… https://t.co/PJbUljvliK— Kaitlin Bennett (@Kaitlin Bennett) 1548975978.0
ROUND 3: FIGHT!
@KaitMarieox The person claiming "my paycheck pays your paycheck" To TSA employees who just spent a month working w… https://t.co/K9Ja1twF56— Patrick Curry (@Patrick Curry) 1548976573.0
@KaitMarieox Facts... aren't just pulled outta a #MagaHat https://t.co/KLAHtS589V— ^°Neckolas Cage°^🇺🇸 (@^°Neckolas Cage°^🇺🇸) 1548994745.0
@KaitMarieox You shouldn't have to apologize for speaking the truth. Now, parading around a security checkpoint in… https://t.co/oLqUhudobX— Cup Mugstein (@Cup Mugstein) 1549045952.0
@KaitMarieox YEAH!! Cause OMGod forbid we have roads that aren’t killing our vehicles & bridges that don’t collapse… https://t.co/FnoeAdIZpX— mosettastone (@mosettastone) 1548980300.0
@KaitMarieox I will always defend your right to free speech. Just as I would defend the right of those who point ou… https://t.co/D3rtrqd44X— Stephen Baines (@Stephen Baines) 1549010054.0
You get the point.
This went on for literally thousands of comments. Ain't no party like a Twitter dunk party, 'cause a Twitter dunk party don't stop.
Believe it or not, she came back for round four of this!
First she re-tweeted a post from Liberty Hangout. The Liberty Hangout post quoted statistics about the TSA.
Slight problem, Liberty Hangout is Kaitlin's own account. According to her own Twitter bio, she's their "Grassroots Director."
After that, she tweeted from her regular account again.
Imagine enjoying being stolen from so you can get groped every time you fly. Those are the people defending the TSA. #AbolishTheTSA— Kaitlin Bennett (@Kaitlin Bennett) 1548991277.0
And yes, Twitter did, once again, layeth the smack down.
@KaitMarieox https://t.co/oYRDmdBxTB— Ruby💜🌻☄ (@Ruby💜🌻☄) 1548997856.0
@KaitMarieox I’m here for the funny-stupid, but this falls bang in the stupid-stupid category and I feel a bit sad.… https://t.co/2ukpVWoMzj— Kersantti Karoliina (@Kersantti Karoliina) 1549011705.0
@KaitMarieox You’re literally incoherent at this point.— susan (@susan) 1548999068.0
@KaitMarieox i’m conservative and you irritate me 🤦🏽♂️— 𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖓 (@𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖓) 1548999958.0
@KaitMarieox https://t.co/MitUzqKkFS— meg whitworth (@meg whitworth) 1549001356.0
@KaitMarieox Hey, I hate waiting in line as much as the next guy but I’m not trying to die. Sis I really think you… https://t.co/JGuyeAycQO— ᗷᖇITT (@ᗷᖇITT) 1549022692.0
@KaitMarieox Still not getting enough attention? Must be frustrating. https://t.co/p3hOdkgvX2— Marlene🖤💛 (@Marlene🖤💛) 1549051548.0
@KaitMarieox I’ve never felt at all ashamed about my political views until I discovered you, so congrats on that 😂— Ryan gibson🇺🇸 (@Ryan gibson🇺🇸) 1549038549.0
No sign of a round five yet, but based on her history we are pretty sure she'll be back to this topic soon enough.
For now, she's busy talking about how abortion is way worse than Blackface. Turns out she's an expert in medicine and sociology in addition to taxation, crime and government infrastructure.
Yeah, this should end well...