Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Begs Neighbors to Take Down Anti-Hate Yard Signs
Alt-Right group, The Proud Boys, were involved in a high-profile assault in New York City this October. Following the incident, group founder, Gavin McInnes left the group, saying, “In all capacities, forever, I quit.”
McInnes, who made his money by co-founding Vice Media, hoped to live a quiet life in the tony town of Larchmont, New York. His neighbors, however, decided to send the conservative provocateur a message with “Hate Has No Home Here” yard signs. This led to McInnes sending letters requesting that his neighbors take the signs down.
McInnes wrote, “You may have heard that I am the leader of a hate group called the Proud Boys. Everything about that rumor is false.” According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, McInnes started the Proud Boys in New York City in 2o16.
The Alt-Right leader also described himself as being a virulently anti-racist libertarian. In January of 2018, McInnes said of Cory Booker, “I just realized something. Cory Booker is kind of like Sambo. He’s kind of shucking and jiving for the white man. Cory Booker grew up rich in an all-white suburb. But he wants to be a black dude, so he pretends that he’s down with the brothers and he acts outraged about racism all the time — for white people. ”
He has said of Jews, “I’m becoming anti-Semitic. God, they’re so obsessed with the Holocaust. … I don’t know if it’s healthy to dwell.”
While McInnes is presenting a veneer of being respectful to his neighbors, he has ranted against them on his podcast. During Friday’s show he said, “If you have that sign on your lawn, you’re a f*cking retard.”