Controversial GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler has been the subject of an epic Twitter dragging for tweeting that she's been "canceled" because of her oppositional stance to the Black Lives Matter movement.
She called BLM "a Marxist group."
Loeffler tweeted the comment on Wednesday.
It immediately touched off a firestorm.
As many pointed out, being a sitting Senator, a multi-millionaire part owner of a WNBA franchise and someone who has walked away from a deeply unethical and illegal insider trading scandal with no consequences whatsoever, it's hard to argue that Loeffler has been in any way "canceled."
Which may be why she seemed to completely change tactics later in the day with a subsequent tweet in which she cited "the left's failedattempt to cancel me."
I talked with @espn about the left’s failed attempt to cancel me after I exposed the divisive and destructive agend… https://t.co/R1k6bqwdwJ— Kelly Loeffler (@Kelly Loeffler) 1595426124.0
So what spurred this supposed cancellation in the first place?
It comes down to Loeffler's part-ownership of WNBA franchise the Atlanta Dream, all but two players of which are Black and many of whom are vocal supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement.
In a statement she penned to the WNBA, Loeffler accused BLM of engaging in "mob rule" in "lawless autonomous zones" in Atlanta.
"This is not a political movement that the league should be embracing, and I emphatically oppose it."
In a subsequent interview with ESPN, Loeffler went on to level shocking and untrue accusations against the Black Lives matter movement and what it stands for.
"The Black Lives Matter political organization advocates things like ... destroying the nuclear family. It promotes violence and antisemitism."
And she implied that the mission of Black Lives Matter is un-American and has no place in sports because it may alienate fans.
"They may feel excluded from this sport and other sports that make them feel like American values aren't at the core of what we're doing here."
Understandably, her comments have enraged many, including players on her WNBA team.
Former Atlanta Dream point guard Layshia Clarendon was unsparing in her summation of Loeffler.
“I can't believe I ever stepped foot in Kelly's house and shared a meal with her. It's actually really hurtful to see her true colors. I had no idea while I played for ATL she felt this way. Happy to own us as long as we stay quiet and perform."
But of course, vocal disagreement does not equal "cancelation."
Since Loeffler faced no real repercussions for her comments, many people on Twitter found her Wednesday comments ridiculous.
@KevinMKruse @KLoeffler @WNBA A US Senator, who — because of her incredible wealth and power — has been permitted t… https://t.co/gTFShi6Ifm— 💙BlueThruAndThru💙 (@💙BlueThruAndThru💙) 1595444297.0
@KLoeffler @WNBA Getting told your opinions suck is not getting cancelled. It’s just having a mirror held up to you… https://t.co/DTjri1Vh4e— Blake Murphy (@Blake Murphy) 1595437240.0
@KLoeffler @WNBA Insider tip (cause I know you love those): facing criticism for your stated positions as a public… https://t.co/xDGiCeZhDf— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan) 1595439143.0
@KLoeffler @WNBA People are dying all over America, Kelly. Can you please stop whining about yourself? Or is narcissism your go-to?— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald) 1595459681.0
@KLoeffler @WNBA That's not how this works. This senator still has her job and the immense power that comes with th… https://t.co/7mDdbNQ81L— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1595448041.0
@KLoeffler You have suffered literally zero consequences for saying what you said. You just can’t handle even the… https://t.co/XZ03p4modO— Eephus Pitch (@Eephus Pitch) 1595437167.0
@KLoeffler @WNBA Cute bumper sticker. You're a disgraced opportunist who profited off privileged information and je… https://t.co/zBcRtpeZLb— bob clendenin (@bob clendenin) 1595438612.0
@KLoeffler @WNBA Remember how no one has ever voted for you & you're a Senator anyway?— Dana Stevens (@Dana Stevens) 1595438530.0
Loeffler, who had no political experience prior to joining the Senate in January of this year, was appointed to her seat by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to replace retired Senator Johnny Isakson. She is currently polling behind Representative Doug Collins to keep the seat.