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19th Jan 2019

Ben Shaprio draws criticism for “baby Hitler” comments regarding abortion

Rudi Kinsella

Ben Shapiro

He has lost two sponsors since he made the controversial comments.

Right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro is being  criticised for comments he made at the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

The well-known radio host had this to say at the event:

“And the truth is that no pro-life person on earth would kill baby Hitler, because baby Hitler wasn’t Hitler, adult Hitler was Hitler. Baby Hitler was a baby.

“What you presumably want to do with baby Hitler is take baby Hitler out of baby Hitler’s house and move baby Hitler into a better house where he would not grow up to be Hitler, right? That’s the idea.”

You can have a look at Shapiro’s speech in full here:


The hashtag #BabyHitler began trending on Twitter not long after the comments on Friday afternoon, with many people criticising Shapiro’s comments.

Since then, a number of Shapiro’s podcasts sponsors, have disassociated themselves with the 25-year-old.

Calm, a relaxation and meditation app, are the second company to remove their sponsorship since Shapiro’s comments.

Speaking to The Hill, they said: “We do not align with this message. We’re pulling our sponsorship.”

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