Candace Owens is not going down without a fight. The outspoken conservative commentator declared she “cannot be silenced” after her shocking split from The Daily Wire, vowing to speak out soon against the media company on a platform of her own.

Owens, never one to mince words, took to X to confirm her exit while directing followers to her website, signaling she won’t be backing down anytime soon. The controversial pundit has faced recent criticism from fellow conservatives over her controversial takes on the Israel-Hamas conflict, clashing publicly with Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro.

Candace Owens and Daily Wire Part Ways

Candace Owens has made it clear she won’t stay silent after her split from conservative media company, Daily Wire.

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According to a source close to Owens, “Candace will be speaking soon. Anyone who knows Candace knows Candace has a voice that cannot be silenced.”

Owens Fired After Israel-Hamas Conflict

Owens and Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro disagreed over the Israel-Hamas conflict, leading to Owens’ exit.

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Shapiro supported Israel’s actions, while Owens criticized the country. “Daily Wire and Candace Owens have ended their relationship,” Daily Wire CEO Jeremy Boreing announced.

Owens Plans to Continue Her Work

Although fired, Owens won’t stop advocating for her beliefs. “The rumors are true—I am finally free,” she tweeted, sharing links to her website and fundraising campaign.

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“There will be many announcements in the weeks to come,” Owens asked followers to subscribe to her YouTube channel, where she’ll resume her show.

Criticism for Supporting Palestine

Owens argued with fellow conservatives like Megyn Kelly over college students protesting for Palestinians.

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Kelly said the students should be “blacklisted,” but Owens disagreed. Owens faced backlash from conservatives for condemning Israel’s actions in Gaza, where over 2 million Palestinians lack necessities. Israel restricts aid to Gaza despite international pleas.

Background on Israel-Hamas Conflict and Owens’ Viewpoint

The Israel-Hamas conflict has been ongoing for decades, with the two sides clashing over control of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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Hamas, an Islamic political and militant group, took control of Gaza in 2007 and has launched periodic rocket attacks into Israel. In response, Israel has conducted military operations in Gaza, imposed restrictions on trade and travel, and tightly controlled Gaza’s borders.

Candace Owens’ Criticism of Israel

Candace Owens entered the fray in October 2021, criticizing Israel’s military actions in Gaza. According to sources close to Owens, she argued that Israel’s assault was disproportionate and caused immense suffering for Palestinian civilians.

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Owens pointed out that over 30,000 Palestinians had been killed, swaths of Gaza had been destroyed, and hundreds of thousands had been displaced from their homes.

YouTube and More to Come

Owens also posted a link to her YouTube channel, writing: “This is my personal YouTube page that I will be bringing the show back to after a brief hiatus.

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Please take a moment to subscribe to this new channel.” It seems Owens intends to continue sharing her opinions and political commentary on platforms she controls completely, free from the constraints of her role at the Daily Wire.

Forging Her Path

For Owens, who built her brand on rejecting “groupthink” and speaking uncomfortable truths as she sees them, the ability to fully control her messaging and share controversial opinions without constraint seems ideal.

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Her fans and followers will surely tune in to see what she says next as Owens embarks on building her media platform and continues to make her voice heard.

What This Means for Owens and Daily Wire

Parting ways with the Daily Wire will likely open up more creative opportunities for Candace Owens going forward.

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For the Daily Wire, losing Owens could impact their reach to more moderate conservatives and younger audiences that Owens resonates with.

Candace Owens Draws Criticism Over Comments About “Muslim Quarters”

During a November episode of The Candace Owens Show, Owens discussed the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem and claimed there are “Muslim quarters” in the city where Muslim citizens are “allowed to live.”

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Her remarks were met with backlash, including from her Daily Wire colleague Ben Shapiro.

Shapiro Calls Owens’ Comments “Disgraceful”

In a video from an event, Shapiro described Owens’ take on the conflict as “disgraceful.” Although Owens still works for his company, Shapiro said her “faux sophistication” on these issues has been “ridiculous.”

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“Everybody can see the moves she’s making and the things she’s saying, and I find them disreputable,” Shapiro added.

Owens Responds to Shapiro’s Criticism in Interview With Tucker Carlson

In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Owens addressed Shapiro’s criticism of her commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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According to Owens, she first saw the video clip of Shapiro’s comments at the same time as everyone else upon waking up that morning. She claimed to have received no warning about the clip from Shapiro or The Daily Wire before its release.

Owens Says She Received No Prior Warning or Explanation From Shapiro

Candace Owens addressed Ben Shapiro’s criticism of her commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during an interview with Tucker Carlson.

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According to Owens, she received no warning about Shapiro’s video before it surfaced online.

Owens Declines to Respond With Same “Ad Hominem Attacks”

Candace Owens took the high road in response to Ben Shapiro’s criticism of her. Rather than launching personal attacks of her own against Shapiro, Owens declined to respond in kind.

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In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Owens said, “I’m not gonna respond with the same ad hominem attacks. I don’t think it helps further the discussion.”