Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke responded to Fox News pundit Monica Crowley's tweet on Thursday, saying she was disturbed by the conservative commentator's "blatant homophobia."
“I’m not going to let this kind of thing get to me personally,” Fluke said during an appearance on MSNBC's "The Ed Show." “What really bothers me about it [is] the blatant homophobia in the comment, and the idea that that is an acceptable thing to say publicly.”
Crowley caused a stir on Thursday when she responded to the news of Fluke getting engaged to her longtime boyfriend by tweeting, "To a man?"
During the MSNBC interview, Fluke said she was most disturbed that Crowley intended the tweet as an insulting joke.
“I don’t want an apology from anyone personally,” Fluke said. “I think it is possible she owes an apology to the LGBTQ community, because I am not offended to be asked whether or not I’m with a woman. It’s not offensive to me to be gay, but it was clearly meant as an insult.”
Fluke came into the national spotlight in February after conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut" after she publicly advocated for birth control coverage. While Limbaugh apologized for his initial comments following massive backlash, this week he again attacked Fluke for "coordinating" with Obama to "scare students about the interest rates on their loans."
Fluke dismissed Limbaugh's latest insult, telling Lawrence O'Donnell that Limbaugh has become "confused by his own propaganda."
Watch Fluke's full interview on MSNBC:
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