Sage Steele was roundly criticized on Monday morning following an Instagram post commenting on the large airport protests in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants/passport holders from certain middle eastern countries from entering the U.S.

The NBA Countdown host shared a picture of the protests underway at LAX. Steele wrote while she “loves witnessing” people exercising their right to protest, she was “saddened” knowing the protests disrupted people’s travel plans, including immigrants.

With the protests entire point being supposed to be sending a message, Steele was called out for missing the purpose.

Steele offered a vague response calling out the process of protest, while not offering her own preferred solution.

ESPN’s Julie Stewart-Binks posted this response to Steele.

Steele suggested those criticizing her post need to re-read it.

It’s not great passengers like Steele will have their trips delayed or miss flights due to the protest – but, their flight delays pale in comparison to what’s going on around the world. The EO and protests are much bigger than the small inconvenience. I get what she’s trying to say, but her tone probably doesn’t help her argument.

Steele’s heart appears to be in the right place with the comments, but she’s missing the point.

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