Fired Writer Gavin McInnes: Politically Correct Outrage Is Like The Mob

Writer, commentator and Vice magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes said that politically correct hysteria like the kind that recently cost him his job is similar to the mafia.

“It’s a real quandary people who write have to face right now,” McInnes told The Daily Caller. “Am I going to speak freely or am I going to hide?”

McInnes was recently placed on “indefinite hiatus” from his top creative post at New York-based Rooster ad agency, which he founded, after publishing an article on the writer’s forum Thought Catalog entitled “Transphobia Is Perfectly Natural.”

McInnes explained to TheDC how he feels that progressive celebration of transsexual culture – including online commenters pretending to be transsexual – only confuses the thought process of questioning teens. A thought process, McInnes noted, already complicated by the online slogan “Die cis scum” (“Cis” refers to a person who is not transsexual.)

“Of course it’s fucking unusual. We’re all transphobic. We aren’t blind. We see there are no old trannies. They die of drug overdoses and suicide way before they’re 40 and nobody notices because nobody knows them,” McInnes wrote in the piece. “By pretending this is all perfectly sane, you are enabling these poor bastards to mutilate themselves.”

If you’re looking for the text of that article, it’s a challenge. In Orwellian fashion, the link is now replaced on Thought Catalog’s website with a black screen and white type: ”The article you are trying to read has been reported by the community as hateful or abusive content,” with a tiny “Continue” link toward the bottom that guides readers to the original piece. But you can still find liberal outlets celebrating McInnes’ censoring and firing. Said the Huffington Post: “It looks like Gavin McInnes’ actions have finally caught up with him.”

“It starts with a sea of insults on Twitter,” McInnes said, outlining the anatomy of a social-media PC firestorm. “Then your co-workers going Dude what’s the matter? Then it’s on a million blogs. Then it actually makes it into an actual newspaper. You see people on the street and you know they haven’t found out about it. It’s just these psychotic teens on Adderall.”

“They want a Hitler so bad. All I was saying was transsexuals have a huge suicide rate,” McInnes said before adopting the role of his opponents. “Gay people not killing themselves? That’s what the piece was about? Oh, fuck. Can’t you please hate one?”

“It’s just a culture of psychotic harassment,” he continued. “It’s fake hysteria. It’s not that dissimilar from the mob.”

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