Gavin Miles McInnes (born July 17, 1970) is a Canadian writer, far-right political commentator, polemicist, actor, and comedian. He is the co-founder of Vice Media and Vice Magazine and host of Get Off My Lawn, formerly on Conservative Review Television. He is a contributor to Taki's Magazine and a former contributor to The Rebel Media, and was a frequent guest on television programs on Fox News and TheBlaze.
McInnes was a leading figure in the hipster subculture while at Vice, being labelled as the "godfather" of hipsterdom. After leaving the company in 2008, he became increasingly known for his far-right political views. He is the founder of the Proud Boys, a chauvinist men's group considered to be a "general hate" organization by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Early life[change | change source]
McInnes was born Gavin Miles McInnes in Hitchin, England on July 17, 1970 to Scottish parents James and Loraine McInnes. His family migrated to Canada when McInnes was 4 years old. He attended Ottawa's Earl of March Secondary School. As a teenager, McInnes played in the Ottawa punk band Anal Chinook. As an adult, McInnes emigrated to the United States from Canada.
References[change | change source]
- Alex Pareene (January 23, 2008). "Co-Founder Gavin McInnes Finally Leaves 'Vice'". Gawker. Archived from the original on October 10, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- "The 'Vice' Boys Are All Grown Up And Working For Viacom". Gawker. November 19, 2007. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012.
- Benson, Richard (October 28, 2017). "How Terry Richardson created porn 'chic' and moulded the look of an era". Theguardian.com. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- Stephens, Chase (February 12, 2016). "McInnes: Dear Feminists, Men Have It Worse In All Areas Including Being Raped". The Daily Wire. Archived from the original on June 20, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
- "Proud Boys Founder: How He Went From Brooklyn Hipster to Far-Right Provocateur". Retrieved October 17, 2018.
- Staff (ndg) "Proud Boys" Southern Poverty Law Center
- "Emily Jendriasak and Gavin McInnes". Gawker.com. Gawker. Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- Shaidle, Kathy (December 27, 2013). "10 Great Things About the Brits - Taki's Magazine". Takimag.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- McInnes, Gavin (2013). The Death of Cool: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4516-1418-3. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
- "Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes on Montreal junkies, Fox News and the death of cool". Nightlife.Ca. March 14, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
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