Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Criticised For Calling Migrant Children ‘Lower Level Of Human Being’
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has been slammed for describing migrant children coming into the US as a ‘lower level of human being’.
The ‘overwhelming’ number of migrants at the US-Mexico border has been a large topic of conversation recently, from criticism over the Biden administration’s use of detention centres or the allocation of $86 million for hotel rooms to house people until they’re released into the country.
While the conservative news station is known for its outspoken presenters, Pirro has sparked the latest fury with her comments.
She said: ‘The bringing of these children into this country, where they will be forever connected to a cartel, is slavery. What we’re doing here is we are promoting a lower level of human being, who will be controlled from other countries.’
Pirro added: ‘So stop trying to make this about this is who ― not who we are. This is about crime coming into this country and it’s a reality. And we’re losing.’
While many have criticised the insensitive comments, others have pointed out its likeness to Nazi rhetoric; more specifically, how Jewish people would be considered untermenschen, or subhuman.
One user wrote: ‘Pirro might as well don a Nazi uniform, and describe immigrant children as untermenschen. 2nd time she has done this. I sense a theme with this loathsome person. Despicable beyond belief.’
Another user tweeted: ‘That network is so dangerous to the well-being of this country they hide behind power privilege and so called free speech to spread conspiracies and lies all day everyday it’s criminal.’
Jan Eliasson, former deputy secretary-general of the UN, also wrote: ‘When the ugly face of fascism and Nazism crops up, all decent people must react. To let a statement like Pirro’s just pass by is corroding democracy.’
Earlier this month, Pirro also attracted criticism for accusing immigrants of ‘bringing all kinds of diseases’ into the US, again linking to Nazi propaganda that claimed Jewish people spread diseases in a bid to promote anti-Semitism.
She said: ‘People can’t afford to live. They’re losing their businesses. They’re losing their hopes and dreams and ambitions. We’ve got people being released at the border right now who’ve got COVID… I’ve listened to you. You listen to me: they’ve got COVID. They’ve got all kinds of diseases. They are being released into the United States.’
Afterwards, one user dubbed her a ‘Hitler cover band’.
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