I thought I was the only one buggin’ when I checked my school’s “Buy or Sell” Facebook page, an online platform for UConn students to do exactly that, buy and sell, and saw a post referring to an event “It’s OK to be white,” hosted by far-right journalist Lucian Wintrich.
But when it actually happened, I think it’s safe to say most of UConn came with the same ferocity and outrage. It was even moved because they were apparently afraid of protesters making a disturbance.
— sufjan christmas album enjoyer (@brianmar33) November 28, 2017
Lucian Wintrich, a very well known conservative blogger who has already been alleged for being straight up racist, has even been accused of being a “white supremacist” by John Decker at Fox News.
This 29-year-old out here trying to push these “beliefs” to schools now? “Putting an end to victimhood and privilege?” I didn’t know UConn was rockin’ like that.
And as for another thing, I know the university’ president Susan Herbst wouldn’t go like that either, so I’m wondering why the hell did they allow it?
— Mario Boone (@MarioBooneTV) November 29, 2017
Apparently, after getting the expected booes from the crowd, one brave and heroic soul, walked up and snatched up Mr. Wintrich’s “speech” papers.
I guess Wintrich had enough because he looked widdit to throw hands and got himself locked up in the process. So at least there’s a positive to this story.
— Amar 📷🍺 (@amar_batra19) November 29, 2017
But to add some background to this seemingly harmless blogger, Media Matters says Jim Hoft, aka “The Dumbest Man on the Internet,” and Gateway Pundit Founder announced Wintrich as the White House’s new correspondent with the Trump administration just a day before Trump’s inauguration.
A few weeks after that, just hours after the first White House press briefing, Hoft tweeted out a pic of him and young Wintrich holding what’s apparently a hand signal referring to the racist “Pepe” meme.
If you think that’s a bit of a stretch, here’s the tweet:
Hoft’s political blog also often shows repeated inaccuracies and just blatant lies so we can see why Lucian Wintrich fits in so well with him.
According to Media Matters,
“Hoft’s website is one of the worst purveyors of false information on the internet, having repeatedly fallen for fake stories, published numerous articles with factual inaccuracies (later pulling some, but leaving others uncorrected), and pushed fact-free conspiracy theories about a wide range of topics including President Obama’s birthplace.”
Aight, so let’s get back to Wintrich. Behind this facade of “the future of journalism,” that he’s trying to portray, why not just give the people more info? Media Matters denotes him as a “gay, conservative mouthpiece,” but to be fair, not entirely false.
Why would UConn let a racist give an ‘It’s OK to be white’ speech? Here's an exclusive video from #UConn campus last night.
Wintrich is also the artist behind a “Twinks4Trump” photography exhibit that was showcased at the GOP convention just over a year ago.
The importance of this is his closeness to many figures of the alt-right movement. I’m sure you remember them from Charlottesville.
His art exhibit featured mad racist and misogynistic people, such as Martin Shkreli, Milo Yiannopoulos, and even Gavin McInnes, who called our beloved Jada Pinkett Smith a “monkey actress.”
And there were many other “contributors” featured in Wintrich’s fun lil’ photography exhibit as well. Wintrich himself has also personally attacks people on Twitter regularly, much like Trump does on a consistent basis.
For what reason? We don’t know.
One more of these asinine #debate questions, and Donald Trump needs to grab Anderson Cooper by the pussy.
— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) October 10, 2016
For my 2ed act: I'll take a hormone pill & start bitching about trans rights https://t.co/qpjr7DVElP
— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) October 13, 2016
.@la_baumgart do you even date trans, or just pretend to until they choppy chop?
— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) October 27, 2016
IDK about you, but before I’d allow someone to speak at my more liberal university, especially with an event name like that, during this time… I’d probably do a quick background check first.
Or maybe just realize that the speech in itself would bring about nothing more than division between students and more anger. Kinda like what our trusty President does every time he opens his mouth, and we all recognize that right?
My question is what were you thinking, UConn?