Political commentator Steven Crowder said Wednesday he would have a producer from his show, “Louder with Crowder,” kneel on his neck “for 9 minutes live.”
Crowder said he would “test the theory” and recreate a May 2020 incident where Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for roughly nine minutes.
Today I am going to test the theory and have my producer (and @GmorganJr) kneel on my neck for 9 minutes, live on concrete. No tricks, no cuts. We need to walk a mile in another’s shoes… 10AM ET. #LwC
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) April 7, 2021
“The point is the drugs, the agitation, the actively resisting arrest, the three and a half times lethal dose of fentanyl matters. I don’t expect this to be pleasant, but I think people need to see what it’s like with the closest to controlled conditions that we can recreate as far as body mass, weight, to see what it actually might be like if someone is not in an agitated, significantly overdosed state,” he said in the video.
Crowder was then handcuffed with his hands behind his back and laid on the concrete, where his producer proceeded to put his knee on Crowder’s neck for nine minutes.
The video has garnered nearly 800,000 views and received mixed reactions from both sides of the political spectrum. (RELATED: Lawyer Says Key Witness Who Allegedly Sold Floyd Drugs Could Implicate Himself In Third-Degree Murder Charges If He Testifies)
Steven Crowder is just saying what everyone’s thinking about the Chauvin trial. Says the quiet part out loud. I respect that.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 8, 2021
Former Washington Examiner staffer Siraj Hashmi tweeted a picture that read, “our expectations for you were low but Holy F***.”
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) April 7, 2021
Another tweet called out Crowder saying his own producer wouldn’t hurt him because he pays him.
That it’s your producer (who won’t hurt you, because you pay him) who will be kneeling on your neck is the “trick,” but you knew that because you’re a bad person.
— Anthony L. Fisher (@anthonyLfisher) April 7, 2021
Sure, bud. pic.twitter.com/qJc2z8pAoT
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) April 7, 2021
Crowder was heavily criticized for the video on Twitter.
Pretty bad take man.
— Shane Hazel (@ShaneTHazel) April 7, 2021
Steven Crowder has had a knee on his neck for around 4 minutes now, just 5 minutes to go – in honor of George Floyd and Derek Chauvin’s trial of course.
So if you ever wanted him dead, you may get your wish…https://t.co/ru87YQrTeU
— Sarah Eaglesfield (@zenxv) April 7, 2021
Steven Crowder is once again trending for being a racist piece of shit.
So please enjoy this clip of Crowder being punched in the face by a union worker (who was acting in self-defense). pic.twitter.com/8g81ADOLgg
— KnowNothing (@KnowNothingTV) April 8, 2021
Since Steven Crowder thinks having his producer kneel on him like Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd proves something he must believe if one person doesn’t die from something the other couldn’t have either. Cool theory bro. Do Ashli Babbitt next, ya know just to see what happens.
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) April 7, 2021
Chauvin’s trial began in late March, and he faces charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, all of which he has pleaded not guilty.