Dr. Robi Ludwig is a psychologist who appears on major TV news networks to offer her analysis and medical opinion on a wide-range of topics surrounding the family, relationships, and domestic violence. On Saturday Dr. Ludwig drew outrage after telling millions of Fox News viewers that Elliot Rodger, the 22-year old shooter who was responsible for the deaths of seven people Friday night in Santa Barbara, might have been fighting “homosexual impulses.”
“When I was first listening to him, I was like, ‘Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him,’” Ludwig told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro and her viewers. “And then I started to have a different idea: Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?’”
Of course, as practically every news report mentioned, Elliot Rodger had left a 141-page manifesto and YouTube videos admitting that he was a 22-year old virgin who was angry for being consistently rejected by women, and at no time did he every suggest he was gay or struggling with his sexual identity, yet Dr. Ludwig chose to insert the “question” of his being gay into the discussion.
Dr. Ludwig’s bio states she “is a regular contributor to the Today Show as well as CNN, Headline News, The Fox News Channel and TruTv where she talks about psychological/lifestyle issues as well as the criminal mind. She also appears on national shows such as: The Bill Cunningham Show, E!, Regis and Kelly, Oprah, The View, Bill O’Reilly, and Hannity and Colmes, helping audiences and guests alike to understand the complexities of the human condition.”
She is also the lifestyle real estate correspondent for Coldwell Banker Real Estate, one of the top real estate firms in the country, “providing professional insight and commentary on the real estate experience.”
Or, she was.
“Dr. Robi’s comments on the tragedy in Santa Barbara do not represent the opinions of Coldwell Banker. Therefore at this time we feel it best to part ways with her as our lifestyle real estate correspondent,” Coldwell Banker wrote on Facebook in response to LGBT activist and founder of Memeographs, Scott Wooledge, who had contacted them to check if she was their spokesperson.
A search of Coldwell Banker’s website finds that the company appears to have scrubbed its website of all articles written by Dr. Ludwig. While links to her articles — the most recent published in January — still exist, each article comes up, “Page Not Found. Sorry, but what you’re looking for could not be found.”
Yesterday via Facebook, Dr. Ludwig claimed that her provocative homophobic comments about Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger had been “misunderstood.”
Image, top, via Facebook
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