I cannot kill what doesn’t exist.
‘Jean-François Gariépy, 35, is a prominent far-right YouTuber who calls for a “white ethno-state” and has made videos with neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, the white supremacist who shouted “Hail Trump!” in front of a crowd seen celebrating Trump’s 2016 election win with Nazi salutes.
In videos attempting to prove white superiority and calling for all-white separatist states and a crackdown on immigration, Gariépy’s guests have included former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and known neo-Nazi Mark Collett. During his livestream with Gariépy, Duke made several anti-Semitic comments.
Gariépy’s latest guest was Posie Parker, also known as Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull – one of the most prominent voices of the UK’s “gender-critical feminism” (or “terf”) movement.
Despite his well-known white nationalist views – plus court documents uncovered by the Daily Beast that reveal Gariépy has been accused of “luring and attempting to impregnate a developmentally disabled Hispanic teenager while lawyers contested his U.S. immigration status” – women on UK parenting forum Mumsnet, the home of much “gender-critical feminist” conversation online, praised Parker for appearing on his YouTube channel. […]
Some Mumsnet users, however, did not agree with Parker appearing in the video.
One acknowledged the optics of “gender-critical feminists” engaging with known white nationalists. “I think it’s an interesting tactic that will unfortunately feed into the hands of ppl saying (
incorrectly) that all radfems are buddies with Nazis,” CarWreck posted, adding, “but it’s better than ‘no debate’.” […]
The 80-minute video, entitled “Being Female with Posie Parker”, has so far been watched fewer than 5,000 times. […]
Parker told PinkNews that she was asked to go on the show by Gariépy’s assistant, and that she gave his channel a cursory look and “nothing at the time stood out as anything unusual or problematic”. […]
“White supremacy and the racism that fuels it has no place in a civilised society, I abhor those views and the people that hold them. As a free speech advocate I think dialogue, even with those with the most odious prejudices, is essential. How are we ever to change or challenge them if we don’t engage? These days so many people are called Nazis and far right that the prophetic warning that we will no longer recognise the real ones is beginning to come true.”’