Earlier this week, conservative commentator and Fox News host Tomi Lahren was the subject of internet mockery after accusations circulated that her active wear brand Alexo Athletica is made in China. While there was no official confirmation from Lahren's camp that that's true, today she fired off a tweet saying that her company "aims" to manufacture her products here in the U.S. -- someday.
"Like many American small business owners, Alexo aims to be Made in America. We are working towards that," Lahren wrote while simultaneously sharing a statement from Alexo CEO Amy Robbins.
Like many American small business owners, Alexo aims to be Made in America. We are working towards that. A message… https://t.co/l4DYcKQ3Nm— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1567188880.0
In her statement, Robbins said that manufacturing overseas was necessary since Alexo is a new company subject to "increased labor costs and heightened regulations."
"We're working diligently to bring our manufacturing back home to the US and work with other hardworking companies that pride themselves on integrity and quality," Robbins' statement read.
The irony of Lahren revealing that her clothing line, which allegedly represents 'American values,' is indeed manufactured overseas wasn't lost on Twitter users, who wasted no time piling on in the comment thread that developed below Lahren's tweet.
@TomiLahren Translation: “We care more about profits than we do about American workers.” Great example of sanctimon… https://t.co/sXfNNuHJ96— David Nelson (@David Nelson)1567189672.0
@TomiLahren BAAAHAAAHAAA!!!! #MadeInChinaTomi You are charging $90 for fvcking MADE IN CHINA yoga pants. You COU… https://t.co/wKsGWLQZ7k— Douglas K. Williams III (@Douglas K. Williams III)1567190341.0
@TomiLahren Madam, be careful. Your pants seem to be on fire.— Steve Wehmhoff (@Steve Wehmhoff)1567189203.0
@TomiLahren I assume that means that Alexo is looking to hire undocumented workers to produce your clothing in the… https://t.co/JKrzPyzQ1J— Sarah Turned Left (Democrat) (@Sarah Turned Left (Democrat))1567190157.0
@TomiLahren Finally you are understanding how capitalism works.... #MadeInChinaTomi— Random.Internet.BOT (@Random.Internet.BOT)1567190936.0
@TomiLahren so Freedom is just another word for "Made in China"🤪— Art Martin (@Art Martin)1567189758.0
@TomiLahren Greedy capitalists always cite ‘regulations are a hinderence’ when they really want to say ‘sweatshops… https://t.co/xhy0kvAC8n— Shouty Pants (@Shouty Pants)1567189082.0
In a later tweet, Lahren pointed out that her yoga pants do not contain a gun holster, as some have claimed:
My line does not have a gun holster. https://t.co/yTS2lKeQSd— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1567191293.0