Sloth Mom @CaseyExplosion Internet sloth, and gigantic nerd. Profile pic by @Skutchdraws and banner by @LiquidAzalea. She/her. Streaming Wednesdays at: May. 27, 2019 1 min read

Gemma's turn towards Irish Alex Jones impersonator came about after alt-right figureheads Lauren Southern and company visited Ireland. Far from being mentally unwell, she's got a good grift going on. You won't get blocked faster than if you ask who's funding her.

But when you get right down to it? You gotta be a pretty bigoted piece of work to accept whatever alt-right money is being offered. Nobody's just gonna be a racist, homophobic conspiracy theorist just because you offer them a few bucks. That was there all along.

And while questions about funding are good, let's not act like that's the cause for someone's racism either. "They're not mentally ill, they're just paid to be racist!" is as big a pitfall too. Loads of racists make bank from their racism.

Chances are, if you're going to make bank from racist, homophobic, antisemitic, and islamophobic hate, you already held those beliefs on the down low. It is in that light we need to view Gemma, the hatred and bigotry was probably always there, the grift just let it out.

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