(RT News) Slavoj Zizek, stirred a melting pot on Sunday as the closing speaker at a Loony Liberal Lefty forum in NY City making controversial comments about the refugee crisis.
The Slovenian academic was heckled during his three and a half hour session at the conference titled ‘Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: Organizing Our Power” held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and streamed live.
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Zizek was already labeled a racist, anti-semite and misogynist before he hit the stage which perhaps is why he started his speech by saying, “If you want to start exchanging insults I can be extremely brutal, I always win but lets not do it today.”
The truce at the lefty forum was temporary after Zizek’s subsequent comments ignited a firestorm that continued to burn on social media on Monday.
“The obvious threat that there are among refugees also terrorists, rapists, criminals, I mean this in a totally neutral way of course there are but so what? — When discussing the catastrophe in Europe.
While a more conservative audience may have been shocked by his blase ‘so what’ attitude, his comments seemed to trigger something much different in the lefty crowd.
H/T: Jihad Watch