By Trudy Ring
Originally published on Advocate.com May 25 2014 7:17 PM ET
It didn’t take long: In the wake of the multiple killings at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Fox News contributor is wondering if the perpetrator was motivated by “homosexual impulses.”
Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man who killed six people and wounded 13 more Friday night in the town of Isla Vista, near the UCSB campus, before taking his own life, had posted videos to YouTube detailing his rejection by women and his desire for revenge. That led Robi Ludwig, a psychologist who often appears on reality TV, to theorize that there might be a gay connection.
“When I was first listening to him, I was like, ‘Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him,’” Ludwig said Saturday night on Fox News Channel’s Justice With Judge Jeanine. “And then I started to have a different idea: Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?’ Was he angry with women because they were taking away men from him?”
Host Jeanine Pirro pointed out that Rodger killed both men and women, and Ludwig responded that Rodger may have been “angry at the men for not choosing him.” Watch below.