Far-right commentator Candace Owens and conservative news outlet The Daily Wire have parted ways.

“The rumors are true— I am finally free,” Owens wrote Friday on X. “There will be many announcements in the weeks to come.”

Her post came shortly after Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing announced the split on X, writing that the “Daily Wire and Candace Owens have ended their relationship.”

It’s unclear exactly what led to Owens and The Daily Wire, which was co-founded by Ben Shapiro, ending their partnership. Owens was among the company’s most recognizable and followed personalities, making appearances on Fox News and Infowars. Owens is also in the midst of a tour with Turning Point USA, a conservative organization that has recently gained power in the Republican Party.

The Daily Wire did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A representative for Owens said she would have more information about her next venture soon.

Owens has been a controversial, outspoken figure in right-wing media and has been known to share conspiracy theories. She also publicly clashed with Shapiro on X in the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack against Israel.

Owens has been one of the few far-right pundits who has been openly critical of Israel’s handling of the war in Gaza. Critics of Owens say that she has spread antisemitism.

In an X post on Nov. 13, Owens wrote, “No one can serve two masters” and ended her post by writing, “You cannot serve both God and money.”

Shapiro reposted Owens, saying, “Candace, if you feel that taking money from The Daily Wire somehow comes between you and God, by all means quit.”

Owens then claimed Shapiro had “been acting unprofessional and emotionally unhinged for weeks now” and went on to say Shapiro “cross[ed] a certain line when you come for scripture and read yourself into it. I will not tolerate it.”

The feud continued when Owens appeared on conservative commentator Tucker Carlson’s X show, calling Shapiro’s jabs “ad-hominem attacks.”

The Daily Wire was founded in 2015 by Shapiro and Boreing. The company calls itself “one of America’s fastest-growing media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment” that is part of the “right-of-center media landscape.” Owens joined the company in 2021.

In addition to her escalating feud with Shapiro, Owens also recently spread unsubstantiated claims that French President Emmanuel Macron’s wife, Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron, is a transgender woman.

“After looking into this, I would stake my entire professional reputation on the fact that Brigette Macron is in fact a man,” she previously claimed in a post on X.

The French president addressed the claim about his wife earlier this month, according to the New York Post. “The worst thing is the false information and fabricated scenarios,” Macron reportedly said. “People eventually believe them and disturb you, even in your intimacy.”





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