As Twitchy reported earlier, something called Podcast Movement apologized for the harm and pain it had caused by allowing Ben Shapiro to walk around at a podcasting convention in Dallas where The Daily Wire had a booth set up.
Those of you who called this “unacceptable” are right. In 9 wonderful years growing and celebrating this medium, PM has made mistakes. The pain caused by this one will always stick with us. We promise that sponsors will be more carefully considered moving forward.
— Podcast Movement at #PM22 (@PodcastMovement) August 25, 2022
“The pain caused by this one will always stick with us.” Podcast Movement may have been alerted to Shaprio’s presence by this photo, shot by a very brave trans person who risked personal harm.
“As a trans person, as a queer person, as someone with a uterus, this does not make me feel welcome. This does not make me feel safe.”
We’re using a screenshot because Tal (they/them) has since protected their account:
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) August 25, 2022
If you were wondering what reason the Ben Shapiro meltdown is over, check this thread. https://t.co/AhgvM8iTpm
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) August 25, 2022
OMG! It’s ShapiroZilla. This is NOT acceptable! https://t.co/jUnJxKixzJ
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) August 25, 2022
Truly horrifying. Imagine having to occupy the same space with this monster. @PodcastMovement recklessly put everyone in this room at risk of experiencing a respectful disagreement. Unacceptable!
— Tyler Carditis (@TyCardon) August 25, 2022
“Hey look, a Jew!” https://t.co/asNNDB0b32
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) August 25, 2022
— Silence and Frost (@secjr112) August 25, 2022
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 25, 2022
The fact that people are getting so triggered by Ben Shapiro simply being there is amazing. If you really hate him that much, just don’t talk to him. Be an adult. https://t.co/qa3ac58SIh
— That’s Odd (@americanoddguy) August 25, 2022
@starplanes, if someone’s opposing viewpoints or mere presence makes you feel unsafe, then you are, by definition, a weak person. And, your weakness does nothing to help the LGBTQ+ community. The gays at Stonewall stood up to the cops, you can’t stand up to a fast talking Jew? https://t.co/ZrnEyh0fLm
— David Vainqueur (@True_Canuck1) August 25, 2022
Hey @PodcastMovement you should un-invite people like this who get triggered by the presence of others with different opinions & beliefs.
Intolerant bullies like this are the problem with society today not Ben Shapiro. https://t.co/zRj77kcyGe
— Mr. Bat-man 🇨🇦 (@KnightWing19) August 25, 2022
Imagine being so soft that the sight of a small, Jewish man makes you seethe like an unhinged weirdo. Then lock your replies when you catch verbal asswhoopings for it. Jesus, you subhumans need to leave the internet. https://t.co/VA73ukMI79 pic.twitter.com/1LijBVdO4r
— Richard Longstroke (@TemporaryViewer) August 25, 2022
— DG (@Phi11ySpecial) August 25, 2022
Marking myself safe from @benshapiro. Grateful that his presence didn’t *harm* me today.
— Brett Cooper (@imbrettcooper) August 25, 2022
Kinda hilarious watching podcasters whine about Ben Shapiro instead of learning from him.
Dude turned his podcast into professional athlete money. You should be begging him to stay and teach you how to not be unsuccessful and poor. https://t.co/zkXWkPPoUn
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) August 25, 2022
If you were harmed by @benshapiro kinda standing around and like, existing, please contact me. I want to share your story.
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) August 25, 2022
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) August 25, 2022
Imagine seeing Ben Shapiro and drafting an apology letter and working on an emergency evacuation strategy in case he ever walked up to your event lmao how are these people real
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 25, 2022
Imagine being completely broken by Ben Shapiro’s mere presence. What a world.
— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) August 25, 2022
I saw Ben Shapiro walking towards me and in fear for my life I stood up to confront him and he disappeared. I was shocked. I sat back down and there he was again. This time I stood up in sheer anger and he disappeared again!
This magic frightens me.
— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) August 25, 2022
Hi folks, I owe you an apology. On my podcast today I briefly mentioned Ben Shapiro by name. Though he didn’t appear on the podcast, and no images of him were shown, I now understand that hearing his name was deeply traumatic for many people and I regret the harm that it caused.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 25, 2022
I don’t usually ask for prayer requests, but my cousin was at a podcast expo and ran into Ben Shapiro and he Experienced Harm. The doctors say this might be it.😢
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) August 25, 2022
The guy up above is right … you’re an embarrassment to the LGBTQ community if you don’t feel safe because Ben Shapiro is standing 30 feet away from you.
If your heart can take it … here’s video of Shapiro posing for selfies:
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 25, 2022
Blue-checked podcasting consortium apologizes ‘for the harm done’ by Ben Shapiro showing up at expo where ‘dangerous’ Daily Wire had booth https://t.co/4vnHzZYCEk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 25, 2022