It may not be the worst week Baked Alaska, real name Tim Gionet, has had. That might have been when he was pepper-sprayed while marching with white supremacists at Charlottesville and begged the people around him to keep streaming while he kneeled on ground, milk dripping down his face. First, he was banned from YouTube. Then, a video of him being detained by Flagstaff police after harassing workers at an outdoor goods store went viral. These were only the latest rungs he’s bounced down in his fall into self-debasement and bigotry. For the luckily unfamiliar, Gionet is a former BuzzFeed staffer who took a hard right turn, embraced the alt-right, started hanging out with Nazis, got banned from most social media platforms for harassment and hate speech, tried to recant his position when he realized it was bad for business and has since doubled-down after nobody believed his change of heart.
In some of his worst moments he’s tweeted about sending Jewish people to gas chambers, hung out with neo-Nazi blogger Andrew Anglin, chanted the white supremacist slogan “You will not replace us!” at the Charlottesville torchlight rally, and joked about groping a 13 year old. Last year he moved to Phoenix, and recent weeks found him prowling Mill Avenue in Tempe at night, doing what he calls an “IRL stream.” Similar to a gaming stream, it’s a live video where viewers are in a chat constantly streaming in front of the person running the stream and can pay to have his phone read out a custom message, but in this case, the video game character is Gionet himself, bugging drunk college students and following the whims of his toxic viewers.
via phoenixnewtimes: Local Alt-Right Troll Baked Alaska Had a Bad Week