Ben Shapiro, the co-founder of the Daily Wire, and Candace Owens’, one of his Daily Wire colleagues, ongoing feud has escalated over a few cryptic tweets. For weeks now, tensions between Owens and Shapiro rose after both shared their opinion on the Israel-Hamas war. Now, Shapiro is tweeting that Owens should just quit her position at Daily Wire.
This latest escalation comes about after Owens cryptically tweeted a bible verse from Matthew 5:9. As this tweet was posted after a clip of Shapiro calling Owens “disgraceful” went viral, many quickly interpreted that Owens was using this bible verse to speak out against Shapiro.
In the tweet, Owens seemingly implied that her work at Daily Wire may come between her and God. “You can not serve both God and money,” she tweeted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Shapiro quickly shot back a tweet, posting, “Candace, if you feel that taking money from The Daily Wire somehow comes between you and God, by all means quit.”
Candace, if you feel that taking money from The Daily Wire somehow comes between you and God, by all means quit. https://t.co/qachKhAuHo
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 15, 2023
Owens was also quick to respond, criticizing Shapiro for thinking that her posting a bible verse had something to do with him. “You cross a certain line when you come for scripture and read yourself into it,” she wrote. “I will not tolerate it.”
Owens also insinuated that Shapiro had “been acting unprofessional and emotionally unhinged for weeks now.”
These online tweets are the latest in what has become a very public feud between The Daily Wire’s co-founder and one of the platform’s most popular hard-right conservative employees.
Tensions between Shapiro and Owens increased over their coverage and opinions on the Israel-Hamas war. Shapiro, who is Jewish, has supported Israel since the Oct. 7 terrorist attack conducted by Hamas. Owens, however, has recently begun to express her opinion that Israel’s response in Gaza has been disproportionate.
As a result, Shapiro has said that Owens doesn’t understand what she’s talking about, calling her commentary “disreputable.”
Owens recently addressed the ongoing feud between her and Shapiro in an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The video was recorded before the recent tweets on X. In the video, Owens explained that Shapiro clearly had an issue with what she had said. However, he had not reached out to her privately at all.
“If that was me that was caught on a video saying that about colleagues that I work with, I would be embarrassed,” she told Carlson. “So I think that the video speaks more to Ben’s character than it speaks to mine.”