Reporter Says She Yelled at Man Wearing MAGA Hat

April 30, 2019 Updated: April 30, 2019

A reporter said that she yelled at someone wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a concert, the latest in an expression of open disdain for President Donald Trump from the media.

Trump supporters sometimes wear the red hats, known as “MAGA” hats.

Natalie Weiner, who writes for the sports website SB Nation and has been published by Billboard and Bleacher Report, wrote on Twitter that she was in New Orleans to attend a jazz festival when she came upon someone wearing a MAGA hat.

“Just yelled at a prick with the audacity to wear a [expletive] make america great again hat in the middle of a jazz festival,” she wrote.

“I don’t understand how people can be so hateful I really don’t,” she added.

Weiner then said that the Trump supporter “didn’t deserve” to be within 10 miles of the festival.

Weiner wrote a piece about the best moments from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for Billboard. She didn’t mention the hat incident in the piece.

A number of prominent conservative commentators reacted to Weiner’s shouting at someone wearing a MAGA hat.

“Normal and rational adults don’t yell at strangers for wearing political gear they don’t agree with,” wrote one, AG Conservative.

“Imagine thinking you’re the good person for yelling at a random stranger because they had a hat you didn’t like. Millions of Americans have that hat. You don’t have to like their views, but it’s insane to react this way to them. Go listen to some Jazz and mind your own business.”

Weiner’s missive comes after the assaults of a number of people wearing MAGA hats since Trump entered office.

And it came as another Twitter user, Canadian professor Matthew Sears, took to the platform to claim that people should harass Trump supporters wearing the hats.

“People are dying. And if opposing the environment in which people are dying means that some MAGA-hat-wearing [expletive] doesn’t feel ‘comfortable’ on campus or out in public, then so be it,” Sears wrote.

He also claimed that the hats would one day be looked down upon, the way society now looks down upon the Ku Klux Klan hood.

Sears was asked by the far-left Salon blog if he thought the hat would be seen as the “equivalent of someone in this moment discovering their relatives’ Nazi paraphernalia.”

“I think it’s similar,” the professor said. “But I think a better analogy would be like finding a Ku Klux Klan hood or robe … . In a few generations from now, finding a MAGA hat in your grandparents’ closet would be like seeing your grandfather’s or grandmother’s face in one of those lunch counter photos, harassing the black people who are trying to fight Jim Crow and win their equal human rights.”

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