Gavin Mcinnes

Gavin Miles McInnes (/məˈkɪnɪs/; born 17 July 1970) is a Canadian writer and far-right political commentator. He co-founded Vice in 1994 at the age of 24, and relocated to the United States in 2001. In more recent years, he has drawn attention for his far-right political activism and his role as the founder of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist political group.[1][2] McInnes is known for promoting violence against political opponents, but has claimed that he only has supported political violence in self-defense and that he is not far-right or a supporter of fascism.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Born to Scottish parents in HitchinHertfordshireEngland, McInnes immigrated to Canada as a child. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa before moving to Montreal and co-founding Vice with Suroosh Alvi and Shane Smith.[9] He relocated with Vice Media to New York City in 2001.[10][11][12] Host of Get Off My Lawn, formerly on Conservative Review Television, he is a contributor to Taki's Magazine and was a frequent guest on television programs on Fox News and TheBlaze and contributor to The Rebel Media.[13][a]

After leaving Vice in 2008, McInnes became increasingly known for his far-right political views.[14] He is the founder of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist,[15][16][17] men's rights and male-only organisation classified as a "general hate" organization by the Southern Poverty Law Center.[18] He has rejected this classification, claiming that the group is "not an extremist group and [does] not have ties with white nationalists".[19] He holds both Canadian and British citizenship and currently lives in Larchmont, New York.[9]

In 2018, McInnes was fired from Blaze Media,[20] and was banned from TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for violating terms of use related to promoting violent extremist groups and hate speech.[21][22] In June 2020, McInnes's account was suspended from YouTube for violating YouTube's policies concerning hate speech, posting content that was "glorifying [and] inciting violence against another person or group of people."[23]

 

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