Lauren Southern is the alt-right's not-so-secret weapon - 2017-03-10
As one of the most popular hosts for Canada's alt-right media torchbearer, the Rebel, Lauren Southern has frequently put herself in crowds of people whose views are fundamentally at odds with her own. She's made a habit of parachuting into spaces where visible minorities are speaking out about their rights and demanding they explain their political positions and teach her why she's wrong.
Southern — who announced on Thursday that she is parting ways with the Rebel and "going independent" — sees herself as a commentator, tasked with countering "the mass amount of left wing media we have that pretends to be impartial in Canada." In a series of interviews with VICE News over the last month, she opened up about her views, her critics, and how she's built her profile.
Once her bouncer arrives at the Toronto rally, she quickly springs into action, removing her hood and making a bee-line towards protesters holding what she sees as the most outlandish signs.