Penn State To Host Proud Boys Leader Gavin McInnes For 'Comedy Show' - 2022-10-11

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F0.png Penn State To Host Proud Boys Leader Gavin McInnes For 'Comedy Show' October 11, 2022, Andy Campbell, Huffington Post

Students at Pennsylvania State University are in an uproar after thousands of dollars in student fees were allocated for a campus event later this month featuring Gavin McInnes, founder of the Proud Boys street gang.

The Oct. 24 event, titled "Stand Back & Stand By," will feature McInnes and far-right media figure Alex Stein for a comedy hour in which the pair will riff on right-wing grievances such as "political correctness, gender roles, and immigration," according to a pitch to sponsor the event from campus conservative organization Uncensored America.

Students are protesting the plan over not just McInnes's history of violent and bigoted rhetoric but also the potential physical threat posed by the Proud Boys. Not only does McInnes maintain a leadership role with the group — which includes members accused of leading the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, among many other violent crimes — but his previous appearances at college campuses and similar conservative events have descended into violence.

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