Woman confronts alt-right founder Richard Spencer in the gym, gets Twitter abuse
Richard Spencer, the founder of the so-called alt-right, has had his gym membership revoked after a woman confronted him over his extremist views.
Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown University, is facing abuse on Twitter from alt-right people after tweeting that Spencer had been “ousted” from the gym in Alexandria, Virginia.
She described the encounter in a Tumblr post.
When I approached this flaccid, sorry excuse of a man and asked ‘Are you Richard Spencer,“ this pendulous poltroon said “No. I am not.” But of course he was.
“As a white woman, I find his membership at this gym to be unacceptable. I found his membership at this gym to be an unfair burden upon the women and people of color–and white male allies of the same,” Fair wrote.
She also posted pictures of the confrontation claiming that Spencer requested one of the black female trainers at the gym to help him. “Seriously? This superior race of a white man needed the help of a female African American? What kind of martial race member is he?,” she wrote.
The woman later told Buzzfeed News that she thought the gym’s decision to revoke Spencer’s membership was a “business decision”.
Spencer commented saying he was a “well-behaved” member of the gym who didn’t cause any controversy. But he retweeted a racist comment about the incident:
Old Town Sport & Health gym has declined to comment on the incident.