Brace yourself for a real sob story.
Christopher Cantwell is a neo-Nazi who threatened and pepper-sprayed counter-protesters in Charlottesville. (You might remember him from that VICE documentary.) He later cried on video when it was clear he was going to get arrested, earning him the moniker “crying Nazi.” And now, he wants you to know that name makes him feel bad!
Unfortunately, he is a Nazi who cried, so our hands are tied.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Cantwell — who is in now in jail facing two charges of illegal use of tear gas, phosgene, and other gases as well as one count of malicious bodily injury at the Charlottesville rally — lamented what he seems to think is unfair mockery from the non-Nazi public.
“When I come down here for a permitted demonstration, championed by the ACLU, where the police are supposed to be clearing our enemies from our path, and then I find myself involved in a riot facing 20 years in prison, I got emotional, shockingly enough,” he said.
“One minute I’m a fucking white supremacist terrorist and the next minute I’m a fucking crybaby?” the crying Nazi added. “I’m a goddamn human being.”