Fox News contributor and comedian Steven Crowder mocked liberal actress Ashley Judd on Saturday during a conservative gathering, claiming she was strangely fixated on rape.
“By the way, in breaking news, Ashley Judd just tweeted that buying Apple products, again, is akin to rape,” he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “From her iPhone. Rape — now she knows how my brain felt after Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Oh, she said it. What is this obsession with Ashley Judd and rape? It’s pretty unnerving.”
Crowder was referring to an opinion piece Judd wrote in 2010, in which the actress lamented she was inadvertently supporting rape by purchasing Apple products and other electronics. The mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo frequently employs violence, including rape, to coerce workers into producing the materials needed to manufacture electronics.
“My electronics, received as gifts or purchased, profit armed militias and support slavery,” Judd wrote. “I am financing mass rape as I enjoy these ridiculously Global North ultra-efficiencies and conveniences, for large scale rape is the preferred predation mining interests use to humiliate and terrify local populations, in order to control resource areas.”
Judd is rumored to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. She would face Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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