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Commentator fired after speculating killer in Santa Barbara might have been fighting 'homosexual impulses'

Dr. Robbie Ludwig later apologized and said her statement had been misunderstood
Dr. Robbi Ludwig

Dr. Robi Ludwig has lost at least one of her commentating gigs for her baseless speculation about the killer of six college students near the campus of University of California Santa Barbara over the weekend.

She sparked outrage after saying on Fox News that Elliot Rodger, who also killed himself, may have been fighting 'homosexual impulses.'

Ludwig has been fired as the lifestyle real estate correspondent for Coldwell Banker Real Estate, one of the top real estate firms in the US.

Coldwell Banker wrote in a statement on Facebook: 'Dr. Robi’s comments on the tragedy in Santa Barbara do not represent the opinions of Coldwell Banker. Therefore at this time we feel it best to part ways with her as our lifestyle real estate correspondent.'

She made her speculation about the killer 'fighting homosexual impulses' despite a 141-page manifesto and YouTube videos in which he admits to being a virgin and being angry for being consistently rejected by women.

Ludwig had said: 'When I was first listening to him, I was like, "Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him,"' Ludwig said on the air. 'And then I started to have a different idea: Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?'

It's not known how the controversy will impact her other gigs including those on Fox. She also appears on The Today Show and CNN where she talks about psychological/lifestyle issues as well as the criminal mind.

H/T: The New Civil Rights Movement

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