‘Proud Boys’ founder Gavin McInnes banned from YouTube days after being booted from conservative TV network
December 10, 2018
Gavin McInnes is out.
<p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/youtube-bans-proud-boys-founder-gavin-mcinnes" rel="noopener" target="_blank">YouTube has banned the founder</a> of the <a href="https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/?s=%22Proud+Boys%22" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Proud Boys</a>, a far right wing self-described "chauvinist" organization <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boys" rel="noopener" target="_blank">labeled a hate group</a> by the Southern Poverty Law Center.</p><p>"McInnes had amassed more than 220,000 subscribers on YouTube before the ban, but now both his YouTube profile and channel on YouTube show up as deleted," The Daily Beast reports.</p><p>The YouTube ban comes just two days after McInnes was <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/proud-boys-founder-gavin-mcinnes-loses-gig-with-blaze-tv" rel="noopener" target="_blank">booted from his online conservative TV network gig at CRTV</a>. The company merged with Glenn Beck's The Blaze, and McInnes found himself de-platformed <a href="https://splinternews.com/proud-boys-founder-gavin-mcinnes-lasts-less-than-a-week-1830970548" rel="noopener" target="_blank">one week later</a>.</p><blockquote><p dir="ltr">Blaze Media no longer has a relationship with Gavin McInnes, and per company policy, cannot comment on personnel matters.</p>— BlazeTV (@CRTV) <a href="https://twitter.com/CRTV/status/1071580043799920642?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 9, 2018</a></blockquote><p>"McInnes’ YouTube ban, which follows earlier bans from Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, means he no longer has access to any major social-media platform."</p><div id="in_content_ad_13"><div><p>In <a href="https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2018/10/we-will-kill-you-viral-video-appears-to-show-proud-boys-founder-calling-for-violence-from-trump-supporters/">a viral video exposing McInnes and his Proud Boys</a> (he recently claims to have resigned from the Proud Boys), McInnes describes the group he created:</p><p>"We will kill you," he says. "That's the Proud Boys in a nutshell."</p><p>McInnes (or one of the Proud Boys) also says in the video, "Fighting solves everything. We need more violence from the Trump people," and, "Trump supporters: Choke a motherfucker. Choke a bitch. Choke a tranny. Get your fingers around the windpipe."</p><p>The Southern Poverty Law Center <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boys" rel="noopener" target="_blank">reports</a> that "rank-and-file Proud Boys and leaders regularly spout <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/white-nationalist">white nationalist</a> memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists. They are known for <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/anti-muslim">anti-Muslim</a> and misogynistic rhetoric. Proud Boys have appeared alongside other <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/20171004/frequently-asked-questions-about-hate-groups">hate groups</a> at extremist gatherings like the '<a href="https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/08/15/people-groups-and-symbols-charlottesville">Unite the Right'</a> rally in Charlottesville."</p><p>"McInnes himself has ties to the racist right and has contributed to hate sites like <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/vdare">VDare.com</a> and <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/american-renaissance">American Renaissance</a>, both of which publish the work of white supremacists," the SPLC adds.</p></div></div>
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