Fox News analyst retracts theory about California killer’s sexuality

'I was misunderstood on Fox News this weekend, when I was asked to hypothesize several factors which could have triggered Elliot Rodger's spree killing'

Fox News analyst retracts theory about California killer’s sexuality
26 May 2014

The analyst who speculated a culprit, who killed six, struggled with ‘homosexual impulses’ insists she was ‘misunderstood.’

‘I was misunderstood on Fox News this weekend, when I was asked to hypothesize several factors which could have triggered Elliot Rodger’s spree killing,’ Dr. Robi Ludwig wrote on Instagram.

On Friday night (23 May), suspect Rodger killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus.

Before being apprehend by police, the suspect allegedly shot himself in the head. Thirteen people were injured during the rampage.

On 24 May, Ludwig was a guest on Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine and the psychologist wondered if Rodger were gay.

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

The psychologist added ‘was he angry with women because they were taking away men from him?’

Ludwig maintains her job as a guest was to offer all the possibilities to explain the killing spree.

‘I in no way meant to indicate being homosexual, or having homosexual impulses, is a cause for spree killing,’ the psychologist wrote on Instagram. ‘My job at Justice with Judge Jeanine was to asses several possible triggers for Elliot Rodgers’ behavior. However, I apologize to all those to all of those who felt offended. That was never my intention.’

The suspect left a YouTube video called Elliot Rodger’s Retribution.

In the video the 22-year-old complained about being a virgin and women who ‘looked down upon me and treated me like scum, while you gave yourself to other men.’

As of  today, 26 May, law enforcement officials have not mentioned gay sexuality as an answer for the murders.

As of  today, 25 May, law enforcement officials have not mentioned gay sexuality as an answer for the murders.

– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/fox-news-analyst-wonders-if-california-killer-had-homosexual-impulses250514#sthash.6k17TfpP.dpuf

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Jamie Foxx attacked for making horrific transphobic joke about Bruce Jenner

Bruce's daughter Kylie Jenner was in the audience
No thumbnail available

Gays and straights doing more to win equality at work

New report released at Out & Equal’s conference shows US is moving forward equality agenda at work
We get behind the wheel for a trip to Whitstable

We get behind the wheel for a trip to Whitstable

We test drive the new Alfa Mito TwinAir on a day trip from traffic-packed central London to the seaside tranquility of Whitstable
No thumbnail available

Rick Santorum: I wouldn't attend a loved one's gay wedding

Fellow Republican Marco Rubio says 'of course' he would 
No thumbnail available

Facebook game urges STI testing after bed-hopping

Facebook game Man Up focuses on the link between the number of sexual partners and the increased risk of sexually transmitted infections and HIV
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Hazing or hate cited in gay student death

Details of Robert Champion Jr death on school’s band bus emerge. Federal investigation demanded
No thumbnail available

Rihanna performs topless in new music video

Where Have You Been splashes with provocative moves, African themes and a house music backdrop
No thumbnail available

Minnesota Valentine's Day rally held in support of gay marriage

Supporters of marriage equality in Minnesota are holding a Valentine's Day rally at the Capitol calling for its legalization
No thumbnail available

Nick Jonas makes Ryan Seacrest's 'dream' come true after losing game of 'crotchball'

'Nick Jonas shaving his chest. This is something I just dream about'