Laura Ingraham is a primetime host on Fox News. Her gay brother, Curtis, however, is making it clear he doesn’t endorse her in any way, even going so far as to allegedly call her a ‘monster’.
While it appears Curtis has since deleted his Twitter account, The Daily Beast’s initial report still contains embedded tweets that can be read.
Speaking his own mind, Curtis doesn’t hold back at all against his sister and her political opinions.
In one tweet, he went after companies who continued to sponsor her show. His tweet also included David Hogg, the Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate, whom Laura mocked on her show.
In this tweet, he called Laura’s various comments ‘mean spirited, flip and insensitive’. He further said it made him ‘question her very humanity’.
In a more recent tweet, dated 1 September, he claimed his sister used to ‘mock her black roommate by speaking jive with her friends’ at Dartmouth University.
In August, one of Laura’s segments on Fox News went viral after she said ‘massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people’ and they’ve made it so ‘the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore’.
Another recent tweet makes claims about their father, with Curtis describing him as ‘abusive’ and ‘alcoholic’, as well as a ‘Nazi sympathizer’.
He then wrote: ‘Like father like daughter?! This was the familial soil that gave bloom to my sister’s anger.’
Especially with Curtis’ Twitter now seemingly deleted, it is difficult to verify the veracity of his statements. Still, both sides of the family are speaking out about it.
A nation divide and families divided
The Daily Beast said that when they spoke to Curtis, he called Laura a ‘monster’ numerous times.
‘She’s very smart, she’s well spoken, but her emotional heart is just kind of dead,’ he explained. ‘And you see it in her face when you see her on TV. She’s ready to destroy. She does not listen to understand — she listens to respond. And her response is always an attack.’
He also revealed they used to be close, but it was her opinions about LGBTI rights that was the turning point.
‘You’re destroying me. It’s hideous, it’s hideous behavior,’ Curtis explained. ‘That’s what I’m trying to unveil here, the hypocrisy. “Family’s first, I know about gay rights, my brother is gay.” It’s all a sham.’
As for why he’s speaking out, deleted tweets or not, he said it’s to act as a whistle-blower.
Laura, meanwhile, released a statement to The Daily Beast.
‘My siblings and I are shocked and saddened to learn of these false and hurtful online postings,’ she commented. ‘Although we’ve been estranged from him for many years, we love our brother and miss him very much.’
The Ingrahams aren’t the only well-known family with their divides.
George Conway, the husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, is also loudly critical of Trump.