Here's Why Joey Salads Had To Deny He Was At A White Supremacy March
14 August 2017, 12:21 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:42
The right-wing prank YouTuber was allegedly named and shamed as a part of the white supremacist march in Charlottesville over this weekend.
Controversial prank YouTuber Joey Salads has been forced to deny claims he was spotted wearing a Nazi armband at the Charlottesville white supremacy march, after being included as one of the names attending this weekend.
Since Friday, the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist has been ID'ing people photographed at the march.
Cole White, from California -- allegedly works at Top Dog restaurant in Berkeley pic.twitter.com/gxPvwQtAPw— Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 12, 2017
Through crowdsourcing, the account has already been responsible for a number of people at the event being identified; and in some cases, facing consequences such as losing their jobs.
In the account's ongoing Charlottesville thread, a photo of Joey Salads was also posted.
The YouTuber can be seen in the photo amongst Trump supporters, sporting a red "Make America Great Again" hat and a Nazi armband. This led people to believe that Salads was in attendance at the event.
The reality is that this photo is a still taken from one of Salads' videos uploaded several months ago; in which he conducted a "social experiment" by attending a Trump rally with the armband on (rightfully, he was removed from the event for this). During the Charlottesville march, Salads was on vacation in Jamaica.
After the tweet from YesYoureRacist went viral, Salads has been forced to defend himself from the backlash.
Tweeting virtually non-stop since Saturday, Salads has verified he was nowhere near Charlottesville and the context of the photo; continuing to use the opportunity to denounce the "left wing fake news" long after @YesYoureRacist admitted and corrected its own error.
The photo came from a video I made 6 months ago. I am in no way a racist or a nazi. Sorry for the misunderstanding.— Joey Salads (@JoeySalads) August 13, 2017
I'm in Jamaica, not at a Nazi Rally,— Joey Salads (@JoeySalads) August 13, 2017
The damn Left is taking a 5 month old video out of context. pic.twitter.com/ju9WZO1ttq
It seems this pic was from a different event. Mr. Salads says he was wearing the armband for an "experiment." Apologies for the confusion.— Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 13, 2017
It's almost as if wearing Nazi regalia in public regardless of intent warrants some sort of consequence. What a concept.
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