Did conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweet that his wife sleeps in her own bedroom in a Columbus Day message? No, that's not true: A tweet allegedly by Shapiro that claimed his daughter "went into my wife's bedroom," is a fake satirical message.
The claim appeared in an Instagram post (archived here) on October 14, 2021. It opens:
My daughter woke me up this morning and asked me what day it was. I asked, "is it Columbus Day?" She replied: "YEP!" She then went into my wife's bedroom and asked her the same question. I couldn't be prouder
Social media users saw this message:
(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thurs Oct 14 12:325:38 2021 UTC)
The fake tweet had the words "wife's bedroom" circled in red, implying that Shapiro's wife does not share a bedroom with him.
A Twitter search of "Ben Shapiro Columbus Day" does not show the tweet in question.
The Way Back Machine Internet Archive took five screenshots of Shapiro's Twitter account on October 11, none of which show a posted message about his "wife's bedroom" and "Columbus Day":
OCTOBER 11, 2021
The earliest version of the fake tweet appears on the reddit subreddit "r/ToiletPaperUSA," which is a humorous thread:
Shapiro was previously mocked about a tweet he posted about his wife's opinion of Cardi B's song "WAP," but that was a real tweet:
As I also discussed on the show, my only real concern is that the women involved -- who apparently require a "bucket and a mop" -- get the medical care they require. My doctor wife's differential diagnosis: bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, or trichomonis.-- Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 10, 2020
Rolling Stone magazine described the "faux outrage" expressed by Shapiro over the Cardi B song that set him up for criticism of his own sex life with his wife.