Right-wing voices blame LGBTQ inclusion, “woke ideology” for Taliban takeover of Afghanistan | Media Matters for America

Rainbow pride flag with tweets from Kyle Becker, Ben Shapiro, and Matt Walsh superimposed onto it

Right-wing figures are attacking “woke ideology” in the U.S. military and using anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in their tirades against the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, including spreading the false claim that the U.S. embassy in Kabul flew a LGBTQ pride flag on its rooftop ahead of the Taliban’s takeover. Conservative outlets have seized on the current media fixation on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and its fallout to attack the Biden administration and Afghan refugees, and they are also criticizing the so-called “woke agenda” in their commentary over the Taliban’s takeover of the country. (Right-wing media have co-opted the term “woke” from Black activists and now use it as a derogatory catch-all term to encompass their grievances against social justice initiatives.)

Source: Right-wing voices blame LGBTQ inclusion, “woke ideology” for Taliban takeover of Afghanistan | Media Matters for America

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