Candace Amber Owens Farmer: The Truth
Candace Amber Owens Farmer (born April 29, 1989) is an American conservative commentator and political activist. Candace Amber Owens Farmer: The Truth
She is known for her pro-Trump activism that began around 2016 after being initially very critical of Trump and the Republican Party, and for her criticism of Black Lives Matter and of the Democratic Party. She worked for the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA between 2017 and 2019 as their communications director.
Owens was raised in Stamford, Connecticut, by her grandparents, after her parents divorced. She said her paternal grandfather Robert Owens was born in North Carolina. She is a graduate of Stamford High School.
Candace Owens has repeatedly made her anti-Black platform clear. But in case there was any confusion, she most recently doubled-down on her self-hatred with despicable comments trying to criminalize George Floyd in his death. The sunken conservative pundit who seemingly outdoes her hate each time she says something accused Floyd of having drugs when he was arrested and scoffed at people treating him like a “martyr.” Those comments came after she tried to criminalize Ahmaud Arbery with comments that disgusted even her fellow Black conservatives. The woman who sympathized with Hitler even defended Amy Cooper, the white woman also known as Central Park Karen who called police on a Black man who asked her to leash her dog while bird-watching.
All the while, Republicans are embracing her stunts, like when they had her tap dancing before Congress to downplay concerns of white supremacy and white nationalism.
That said, Owens is a fraud and we have endless receipts.
Lawsuit With The NAACP
Owens now calls the NAACP “one of the worst groups for Black people,” even though the organization helped her win a racial discrimination lawsuit. In 2007, she accused some white boys of racially harassing and threatening to kill her. Owens claimed the boys were the son of then-Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, Connecticut’s former governor. Because of the NAACP, Owens’ family received a settlement of $37,500 from Stamford Public Schools.
Scot X. Esdaile, the Connecticut NAACP president who helped Owens with her lawsuit, was shocked to hear she had become a conservative. Esdaile told Mic, “We’re very saddened and disappointed in her. It seems to me that she’s now trying to play to a different type of demographic.”
He also said, “It’s the same type of thing Clarence Thomas did. [Thomas] reaped all the benefits of affirmative action and then tried to roll over on it. It’s that kind of mentality and disrespect.”
In May of 2018, BuzzFeed reported that Candace Owens was the CEO of an anti-Trump, liberal-leaning website called Degree180. Owens wrote in 2015 that it was “good news” that the “Republican Tea Party … will eventually die off (peacefully in their sleep, we hope).”
Degree180 also talked about Trump’s penis size and him being racist with an immigrant wife.
The site reportedly shut down by the end of 2016 and Owens magically “came out” as a conservative on YouTube a few months later.
By March of 2018, Owens was slithering onto TV stations and finally made it to Fox News. She spit out a line that went viral and made her a darling of pseudo-conservatives. Owens said the National Rifle Association was founded as a civil rights organization that protected Black people from the KKK. Even the Fox News host said, “I’ve never heard that before! That’s so interesting!” She never heard it before, either, because it was a lie.
Watch the insanity below:
PolitiFact confirmed she lied or is just willfully ignorant. According to the NRA’s own web site, “Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,’ according to a magazine editorial written by Church.”
However, her fraudulent comment made her a media darling.
Back in January of this year, Owens attacked New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez for being “fiscally irresponsible” because the newly elected congresswoman couldn’t afford an apartment in Washington, D.C. However, reporter Nathan Bernard exposed Owens by posting a lawsuit that showed “she rented a $3,500 apartment, lived there for six months rent-free, then claimed she had gotten ‘toxic mold sickness’ and threatened to sue her landlord to avoid paying rent.”
She allegedly stopped paying rent in September of 2016 and was evicted in January of 2017, which coincides with her “coming out” as a conservative only months later.
As for the mold claims, a legal analyst told Bernard Media, “The obvious question is if the place was so unlivable why stay there 6 months, even rent free? Why not get out of there especially if you can afford an apartment for $3,500? It’s not difficult to identify a toxic mold infestation either. If you started to exhibit symptoms that seemed related to the infestation, why not notify a doctor immediately? Also, why sue a year later after moving out? There are a lot of questions that arise on first glance at this case. She’s going to have a huge burden of proof at trial.”
In the spring of 2016, Owens launched an anti-cyberbullying website called Social Autopsy. She reportedly started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000 (she sure likes money she doesn’t have to work for). CTPost.com described the site as a “searchable database of offensive speech found on social media.” Owens wanted to expose people who anonymously harassed others online, which is known as doxing and is a huge no-no among conservatives. She claimed she got pushback from the left, which was allegedly one of the sparks that lit her conservative fire.
However, Quillette.com reported, it was the right who attacked her.
“While Owens portrays herself as a victim of leftist persecution, the fact is that the initial backlash against Social Autopsy came mostly from the ‘cultural libertarian’ opposition to the authoritarian left. YouTube video bloggers Matt Jarbo (“Mundane Matt”) and Chris Maldonado (“Chris Ray Gun”), both strong critics of ‘social justice warriors,’ were among the first to blast the project as a terrible idea. Another early negative report came from none other than Breitbart; it was written by Allum Bokhari, a frequent co-author of the not-yet-disgraced Milo Yiannopoulos and a leading foe of the ‘SJW’ left in digital and tech culture,” the site wrote.
This would make sense because it is clearly people on the right or MAGA crazies who don’t want to be exposed for their hatred. You can hear Owens doing the voiceover for the Social Autopsy video below:
Her term Blexit, which got her embarrassed by Kanye West who implied she “used” him, is a slogan that was stolen from the Bank Black movement. Listen to the actual founder of Blexit, Me’la Connelly, explaining how Owens stole her slogan:
In addition, Owens’ Blexit site is packed with historical inaccuracies. Historian Kevin Kruse broke this down for her on Twitter and he was blocked. The thread is an excellent read packed with facts.
Within only a few years, Owens had two failed internet projects, didn’t pay rent and then somehow became a conservative, landing a job at Turning Point USA. She is now known for outlandish language. She said Hitler only wanted to make Germany “great again.”
After the horrific mail bombs sent to Democrats back in October, she tweeted then deleted, “I’m going to go ahead and state that there is a 0% chance that these ‘suspicious packages’ were sent out by conservatives. The only thing ‘suspicious’ about these packages is their timing. Caravans, fake bomb threats—these leftists are going ALL OUT for midterms.”
There are true conservatives out there who have been involved in politics for years, but Owens does not appear to be one of them. She is clearly in this for fame, attention and is following the money.
In 2007, while a 17-year-old senior in high school, Owens received three racist death threat voice mail messages, totaling two minutes, that were traced to a car in which the 14-year-old son of then-Mayor Dannel Malloy was present. Joshua Starr, the city’s superintendent of schools, listened to the voicemail messages and said that they were “horrendous.” Owens’ family sued the Stamford Board of Education in federal court, alleging that the city did not protect her rights, resulting in a $37,500 settlement in January 2008.
Candace Owens was arrested in an unrelated harassment case in October.
So on Twitter, one harasser who founded an anti-harassment organization is criticizing another harasser who is trying to create an anti-harassment site because it could be used for harassment. Seriously, labeling herself as an “anti-harassment” activist is like Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso labeling himself as an “anti-mafia violence” activist.
Owens pursued an undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Rhode Island. She left after her junior year because of an issue with her student loan.
Afterwards, she worked as an intern for Vogue magazine in New York. In 2012, she took a job as an administrative assistant for a private equity firm in Manhattan, New York, later moving up to become its vice president of administration.
This woman is being dragged as a racist for absolutely no reason.
Why are we so desperate to make everything about race?https://t.co/WccwdWQgl5
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 26, 2020
Degree180 And Anti-Conservative Blog
In 2015, Owens was CEO of Degree180, a marketing agency that offered consultation, production, and planning services. The website included a blog which frequently posted anti-conservative and anti-Trump content, including mockery of his penis size. In a 2015 column that Owens wrote for the site, she criticized conservative Republicans, writing about the “bat-shit-crazy antics of the Republican Tea Party”, adding, “The good news is, they will eventually die off (peacefully in their sleep, we hope), and then we can get right on with the OBVIOUS social change that needs to happen, IMMEDIATELY.”
Privacy violation, Gamergate, and political transformation
Owens launched SocialAutopsy.com in 2016, a website she said would expose bullies on the Internet by tracking their digital footprint. The site would have solicited users to take screenshots of offensive posts and send them to the website, where they would be categorized by the user’s name. She used crowdfunding on Kickstarter for the website.
The proposal was immediately controversial, drawing criticism that Owens was de-anonymizing (doxing) Internet users and violating their privacy. According to The Daily Dot, “People from all sides of the anti-harassment debate were quick to criticize the database, calling it a public shaming list that would encourage doxing and retaliatory harassment.” Both conservatives and progressives involved in the Gamergate controversy condemned the website.
In response, people began posting Owens’ private details online. Owens blamed, with scant evidence, the doxing on progressives involved in the Gamergate controversy. After this, she earned the support of conservatives involved in the Gamergate controversy, including right-wing political commentators and Trump supporters Milo Yiannopoulos and Mike Cernovich. After this, Owens became a conservative, saying in 2017, “I became a conservative overnight … I realized that liberals were actually the racists. Liberals were actually the trolls … Social Autopsy is why I’m conservative”.
Kickstarter suspended funding for Social Autopsy, and the website was never created.
George Floyd Protests
In June 2020, she falsely claimed that George Soros paid people to protest the killing of George Floyd. Shortly afterwards, she argued that George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, “was not a good person. I don’t care who wants to spin that.” She said, “The fact that he has been held up as a martyr sickens me.” President Trump retweeted Owens’s remarks about Floy
Candace Owens Discrimination Suit Dispute Claims She Never Experienced Racism
Black conservative Candace Owens was called to the carpet this week after arguing that race “was not an issue” for her when she was younger, seemingly forgetting a racial discrimination case she filed just 10 years ago.
It was during a Tuesday appearance on “The Ingraham Angle” that Owens blamed Barack Obama for deepening the nation’s racial divide and accused Democrats of using “awful name-calling rhetoric” as a means of “laying down the groundwork for Hillary [Clinton] to run” in the 2016 election.
“Obama did a lot to tear the country apart,” the pundit told host Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “I do not remember, growing up, having all of these race issues. I really don’t remember it.”
Owens, a right-wing provocateur and Donald Trump supporter, continued railing against Obama and smeared the former president for buying into what she called the “myth” of police brutality.
“Suddenly toward the end of Obama’s [term], we started hearing all of this rhetoric drummed up — it became white versus black all over again,” she argued. “I shouldn’t even say ‘all over again,’ because when I was alive, this was not an issue. It all became about race.”
Many took issue with Owens’ remarks, including The Intercept columnist Medhi Hasan, who was the first to point out the commentator’s big fat lie.
“Huh??? She literally sued the local education board over *racist bullying* when she was a teenager in high school!” he tweeted, adding: “Ah, the grift is strong on this one …”
Hasan was referencing a lawsuit filed by then-18-year-old Owens in 2008 accusing the Stamford Board of Education of not doing enough to protect her from racist harassment by white classmates. According to the complaint, one student allegedly threatened to kill Owens and called her slur.
One of the teens also called her “dirty,” threatened to torch her house and tar and feather her she claimed. Owens missed six weeks of school over the incident, saying it was too traumatizing to attend class with her alleged bullies, The News-Times reported.
The NAACP, which Owens now calls “one of the worst groups for Black people,” helped the teen secure a $37,500 settlement in the case.
Folks on Twitter had plenty to say about Owens’ fib.
“I wonder how much money Candace Owens got for the sale of her soul,” writer Toure tweeted.
“Candace Owens’ one job is to deny white supremacy to make Republicans feel better,” Andy Campbell, a HuffPost editor, chimed in. “That’s all she’s ever invited to do, and she’s happy to oblige.”
This very real photo of 17yo Candace Owens surrounded by the NAACP appears to capture the exact moment she realized there’s no bag in fighting white supremacy.
“She’s literally a paid actress,” another wrote.
One user argued that Owens “saw the race issues until she saw there was more money and fame to unsee them.”
The conservative activist is no stranger to controversy, however. In September, Owens drew backlash after downplaying the threat of white supremacy during a hearing before the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee.
She was also forced to resign from conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA for her comments praising Adolf Hitler as an “OK” guy until he tried globalizing his message of hate.