While the Women's March proved to be a much needed bastion of hope in these increasingly apocalyptic times, it was a video of alt-right leader Richard Spencer getting punched in the face by an unknown anarchist that much of the Internet was rejoicing over. Following the incident, Spencer has gone into hiding, afraid to show his face to the public after becoming even more of a joke than he already was.
A little background: Spencer is considered a prominent leader and figurehead of a growing faction of white supremacists who remain predominatly active on shady and vociferously racist forums on the internet. Spencer denies that he is a nazi, but he is a nazi. He has openly advocated for the genocide of both Jews and black people. Like, seriously, this guy is the worst.
On Friday night, Spencer (who has been very supportive of Donald Trump for a while now) was righteously attacked by a masked demonstrator. The video went viral, because even those who don't necessarily advocate violence kind of love watching this dude get wrecked:
Remixes of the video began appearing online:
Richard Spencer himself has since responded to the incident, and he's not pleased:
“I’m afraid this is going to become the meme to end all memes,” Spencer says in the above periscope video. “That I’m going to hate watching this.”
Great! So let's make sure we're all sharing videos like this:
Oh, and also this:
“I don’t think I could go out to an inauguration event without bodyguards or a protest or a conference,” Spencer has since said. “I am more worried about going out to dinner on an average Tuesday because these kind of people are roaming around.”
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