Laura Loomer, the previous Rebel Media contributor greatest identified for stage-crashing a Donald Trump-themed manufacturing of Julius Caesar and blaming her automotive’s blown tires on in all probability fictional leftist saboteurs, has joined the unique however rising membership of far-right Twitter personalities banned from Uber for racism.
Loomer was in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday on the scene of terroristic automotive bloodbath, apparently with the intention of taking images of random Muslims to harbad them on social media. In a collection of cringe-inducing posts, the self-declared “Investigative Journalist” tweeted that “Someone needs to create a non Islamic form of @uber or @lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver,” afterwards noting the supposedly excessive variety of Muslim drivers was “extremely unfortunate and this is a conversation we need to have for our safety.”
“I’m late to the NYPD press conference because I couldn’t find a non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver for over 30 min!”, Loomer continued. “This is insanity.”
(Note that the Uber app solely shows names and images of drivers, not their faith, so Loomer’s Islamophobic witchhunt was additionally indisputably racist.)
Having triggered the libs by blaming her incapability to get to a press convention on time on her personal bigotry, Loomer then photographed random New Yorkers from behind and accused them “rubbing [the attack] in everyone’s face” by “aimlessly walking around in hijabs”—a stunt so casually silly and bigoted it earned her rebukes from different far-right personalities like Lauren Southern or YouTuber Joey Salads. (Yes, Salads, the man who wore Nazi armbands to Trump rallies as a part of a “social experiment.”)
Business Insider was first to report that Loomer’s account was subsequently disabled. In an announcement, an Uber spokesman confirmed to Gizmodo that “she was banned for violating our Community Guidelines.”
Hopefully which means New York’s cab drivers will probably be spared from being dragged into another low-grade stunt designed to shake some crowdfunding from racists’ wallets.
Earlier this yr, Uber handed out comparable bans to neo-Nazi-adjacent jerks Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet, James Allsup, and Matthew “Millennial Matt” Colligan, who have been booted from Uber after beginning an altercation with a black driver throughout a notoriously violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Numerous tech corporations have rushed to reverse laissez-faire approaches to neighborhood moderation in current months after realizing their platforms have been used for far-right organizing, however the outcomes have been combined.
In the midst of her departure from Rebel Media earlier this yr, Loomer has made her personal contributions to the continuing purity spiral within the racist far-right within the type of quite a few feuds together with her former comrades. She responded to information of her ban on Twitter by calling for a boycott of Uber and claiming she was already suing the corporate for different nefarious Islam-linked plots, which certain, no matter.
Gizmodo has reached out to Loomer for remark, and we’ll replace this submit if we hear again.[Business Insider]