Katherine Timpf: Fox News Contributor Gets Death Threats After Making ‘Star Wars’ Joke

Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf told a Star Wars joke and is now getting death threats from movie fanatics. Timpf made a jesting comment about the upcoming release of the latest installment in the movie series during a segment of Red Eye with Tom Shillue.

Katherine Timpf was a Fox News contributor on the satirical political news show that airs at 3 a.m. Eastern Time when she mocked Star Wars and set off an internet firestorm of backlash from fans.

The following is an excerpt from the response Timpf offered to the death threats hurled at her by Star Wars fans.

“I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now. You people are crazy. You Star Wars people are crazy. Yesterday I tweeted something, and all I said was that I wasn’t familiar with Star Wars because I’ve been too busy liking cool things and being attractive — people threatened my life.”

In addition to appearing on the Fox News Red Eye show, Timpf is also a writer for the National Review, MSN notes. Timpf is from Detroit, Michigan. She graduated magna cum laude from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in English

Katherine Timpf recently penned an article for the National Review referencing the Star War death threats and social media abuse she has received over the past month.

According to a bio about the Fox News contributor posted to Wikipedia, Katherine Timpf lives in New York City writes both satirical pieces and political columns that focus on over-sensitivity in American culture and government overreach. She is reportedly known to use sarcasm, satire, and humor to express her point of view. Timpf’s works have been cited by a multitude of news organizations. She also has a stand-up comedy background and has performed in comedy clubs around the country.

“A lot of people are clearly a lot of upset. But guess what? I’m not apologizing. Why? Because the all-too-common knee-jerk reaction of apologizing for harmless jokes after overblown hysteria is ruining our culture,” Timpf wrote. “This political-correctness obsession threatens free speech, and I absolutely refuse to be a part of it,” she wrote in Monday’s piece. “Obviously, the totally insane whackjobs who have been attacking me don’t represent most Star Wars fans. But the fact that so many adults have responded with so much unhinged emotion astounds me.”

In her National Review column Timpf also said that earlier this week a “Star Wars super-super-super fan” who refers to himself AlphaOmegaSin online made a 10-minute video “brutally ripping” her apart.

“The YouTube comments on his manifesto were even better. You know, stuff like: [from user named] Justin ‘Maybe a SW [Star Wars] nerd needs to sneak into her dark room, dressed like her bf, rape her, but she doesn’t know it’s rape because she thinks it’s her BF.”

A Star Wars fan going by the username needmypunk had this to say about the Katherine Timpf comments about the movie.

“I hope she gets acid thrown in her pretty little face.”

Graphic comments filled with specific physical threats and foul language by a plethora of other users were also listed beneath the AlphaOmegaSin video.

What do you think about the Star Wars death threats against Katherine Timpf?

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