Georgetown University law student and contraception-access advocate Sandra Fluke was personally attacked yesterday by Fox News commentator Monica Crowley, who tweeted out a nasty comment about the announcement that Fluke is engaged to be married.
To a man?"Sandra Fluke Announces Engagement"— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) April 26, 2012
Ed Schultz got Fluke's reaction in an EXCLUSIVE interview last night.
“Well, you know, where I’m from, when someone tells you they’ve become engaged, you say congratulations rather than engaging in hate speech,” she said. “It’s certainly not the way I wanted my engagement to be greeted.”
“That said,” Fluke added, “I’m not going to let this kind of thing get to me personally. What really bothers me about it is exactly what you said: the blatant homophobia in the comment. The idea that’s an acceptable thing to say publicly.”
When asked whether she wants Crowley, who initially said her nasty tweet was a joke, to apologize, Fluke said no thanks.
"I think its possible that she owes an apology to the LGBTQ community" for her "nasty and negative" tweet, said Fluke.
“I don’t really care if it was a joke,” Fluke said. “If it was a joke, it was a homophobic joke.”
UPDATE: Crowley apologized today, anyway:
Regret my tweeted question caused a stir. I certainly & unequivocally apologize to Sandra & anyone else I offended. Not my intention.— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) April 27, 2012
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