Born in Canada on July 17, 1970, Gavin Miles McInnes is a writer, podcaster, and far-right political pundit. On the website Censored.TV, which he started, he is the host of the podcast Get Off My Lawn. At the age of 24, he co-founded Vice, and in 2001, he moved to the United States. He has gained notoriety in more recent years due to his far-right political activities and his founding position in the Proud Boys, an American far-right neo-fascist group. Canada has classified as a terrorist organisation. McInnes has been accused of encouraging violence against political opponents, but he insists that he has only done so out of necessity and is neither far-right nor a fascist follower.
Gavin hosting Penn State University Event?
The creator of the Proud Boys, Gavin Mcinnes, will perform humour at a gathering hosted by a Penn State University student organisation.
Due to First Amendment rights, university officials have decided to permit Uncensored America’s event on October 24 to proceed. However, they assert that they do not endorse or condone the vicious rhetoric that the speakers have previously used to attack specific groups. According to the university, it has been asked to forbid or cancel the event.
Penn State is urging students to attend two more activities that day that will teach them about misinformation and foster a sense of community.
Why Students are Protesting?
Gavin McInnes, the creator of the Proud Boys, is accused by Penn State University of spewing “hateful and discriminatory” rhetoric, but the university also defends the right of a student group to invite McInnes to appear on campus this month at an event supported by thousands of dollars in tuition.
In an effort to prevent McInnes and another contentious far-right figure, Alex Stein, from appearing in State College, Pennsylvania, students have started a petition and intend to demonstrate against the event on October 24.
The Student Committee for Defense and Solidarity warns that exercising one’s right to free expression does not include “platforming fascists and propagating ugly, meritless lies with thousands of student-fee dollars.”
However, on Tuesday, university officials rejected requests to call off the engagement or expel McInnes and Stein from the campus. Officials from Penn State emphasised that the university rejects the speakers’ “repugnant and demeaning speech” as they did so.
McInnes and Stein will utilise comedy to offer “a unique viewpoint” on subjects like immigration (McInnes is Canadian), political correctness, and gender roles, according to the event’s organiser, the conservative student organisation Uncensored America.