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Ben Shapiro defends himself after Rapinoe comments: 'Every word I say here is true'


Added 07-11-19 06:56:02pm EST - “Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro on Thursday said he stands by his remarks? asserting that U.S.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Ben Shapiro defends himself after Rapinoe comments: 'Every word I say here is true'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro on Thursday said he stands by his remarks asserting that U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe is receiving more endorsement deals because she is a “very outspoken lesbian” in addition to being a “very good soccer player,” saying “every word I say here is true.”

The defensive comments come after Shapiro received blowback from a number of left-leaning commentators and publications for saying Rapinoe was like former NFL quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick, but “with actual talent.”

“We’re talking about Megan Rapinoe getting million dollar contracts specifically because of her sexuality, and because she’s a very, very good soccer player,” Shapiro said Wednesday on his podcast and nationally syndicated radio show.

“But let’s not make any mistake, if she was a very good soccer player and she were not a very outspoken lesbian, she would be getting fewer contracts because she’s seen as a political figure. She’s sort of Colin Kaepernick but with actual talent at her sport.”

Shapiro defended the comments on Thursday and lashed out at the left-leaning online publication Media Matters, saying it intentionally misrepresented his comments. 

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