Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf wonders what all the fuss is about.
Appearing on the late-night political comedy show Red Eye, Timpf admitted receiving death threats after jokingly insulting Star Wars fans getting excited about the latest trailer.
“I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now,”
“You people are crazy. You Star Wars people are crazy. Yesterday I tweeted something, and all I said was that I wasn’t familiar with Star Wars because I’ve been too busy liking cool things and being attractive — people threatened my life. You’re not really branding yourself in a way that makes me want to join your life-threatening club.”
This week Timpf wrote in the National Review about her thoughts on online bullying and that she wouldn’t be backing down because of the threats.
“A lot of people are clearly a lot of upset. But guess what? I’m not apologizing,” Timpf wrote. “Why? Because the all-too-common knee-jerk reaction of apologizing for harmless jokes after overblown hysteria is ruining our culture. This political-correctness obsession threatens free speech, and I absolutely refuse to be a part of it.”
Timpf then defended her original comments:
“Bottom line: If you are telling me that I should die and/or apologize for making a joke about a movie you like, then you are too sensitive,” Timpf wrote. “You have the problem, not me. I’m sick of oversensitive mobs in our overly sensitive society bullying people into saying that they’re sorry over jokes — even if the subject of the joke is something as serious as Star Wars. So, for that reason, I will not apologize.”