Vice Co-Founder: ‘Overfed’ Dominicans Using Food Stamps As ‘Fat Pill’
The co-founder of Vice has come under fire for racist comments that included claiming “overfed” African-Americans use food stamps as a “fat pill.” Gavin McInnes told Fox News host Sean Hannity that it was Dominicans and not white people who were abusing the food stamp system.
“Have you seen the poor? They’re gigantic! They’re overfed! There’s enough food and enough clothes in America. We’re full,” said McInnes. “Dominicans go to the grocery store with their food stamps and the barrels that they ship back to the Dominican Republic are available at the grocery store.” He later posted a hostile tweet to the Raw Story website that broke the story and said he used the term “black Dominicans,” writing to the site that “I never said ‘blacks’ you f*cking liar.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time that McInnes has gotten into trouble for racist comments. In a New York Press interview, he said he was proud that most hipsters in Brooklyn, N.Y. were white. “I love being white and I think it’s something to be very proud of,” he said. “I don’t want our culture diluted. We need to close the borders now and let everyone assimilate to a Western, white, English-speaking way of life.” McInnes later downplayed the interview by penning a letter to Gawker and explaining that it was intended to be a prank, but Vice later apologized for his comments.
Last October, he told Huffington Post that “people would be happier if women stopped pretending to be men” and that feminism “has made women less happy.”