Christina Applegate slams Candace Owens’ remarks to wheelchair-inclusive ad

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Christina Applegate slammed Candace Owens’ response to an ad featuring a model in a wheelchair, condemning her comments as “f–king gross.”

In a recently-resurfaced clip from last year, the Conservative firebrand spoke out against the inclusive SKIMS ad, which seemingly struck a chord with Applegate, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in early 2021.

“Yes late tweet. But woke to see the most horrifying thing,” Applegate tweeted Wednesday. “This Candace person making comments about companies who see we need help. It’s f–king gross.”

“I thank skims and Tommy and Guide beauty and @neowalksticks for seeing us. To you #youshouldknowbetter,” added the “Anchorman” star, whose condition affects the brain and nerves and recently forced her to rely on the help of a cane.

“Going to try and sleep but my rage is keeping me awake,” she continued. “Candace Owens, do you know when you have seen pictures of me how f–king hard it was to get my clothes on? A team has to help me!!! So I’m excited for accessibility clothing for me and my community.”

Owens took issue with the SKIMS ad, calling the wheelchair-inclusive ad “ridiculous.”

“I’m just getting tired of this all-inclusivity thing,” she said in the 2022 interview. “Look, I assume that people who are in wheelchairs also have to buy bras, also have to buy underwear… I didn’t know that we needed to see that in our face.”

Returning to Twitter later that day, Applegate had more to say on the matter.

“I thought my last tweet was enough. But then my heart said something else. No rage. If Candace wants to get on the phone with me to be educated on being disabled,” she tweeted.

“I will not come with anger. I will come with love. Because she needs to hear that. I pray for her tonight.sincerely.”

For her part, Owens addressed the backlash aimed at her in a YouTube video shared Wednesday.

“Let’s debunk the idea that I’m an ableist,” she said. “I thought that was really, really interesting, that I somehow wanted to pursue disabled people and I somehow wanted them out of spaces. That is absolute nonsense.”

“I’ve spent my entire life fighting the idea that, in order for me to feel like I’m allowed to be black or that I’m allowed to be a woman, I need to therefore see black women everywhere,” she went on.

“That is the opposite of what it means to actually have confidence. I don’t need to see Tyra Banks being a model. I don’t need to see Tyra Banks wearing underwear.”

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