Skip to comments.Popular Knitting Website Banned Posts Supporting Trump, Accusing Him Of "Open White Supremacy"
Posted on 06/23/2019 7:46:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
"We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."
Ravelry, a community website for knitters, crocheters, and other textile fans, has banned all content supporting President Trump and his administration in what it described as a stand against white supremacy.
In a statement posted to their website, the administrators wrote that posts, projects, patterns, and profiles supporting the president are no longer allowed. The site is the most popular online forum for knitting fans and counts millions of users, as well as 80,000 followers on Instagram and 100,000 on Twitter.
"We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy," the Ravelry statement said. "Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."
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“Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.”
You filthy, lying bucket of dog crap.
Bring back dueling.
“I really don’t care. Do u?” -Melania Trump
Civil War II can’t come soon enough for me.
Probably gonna lose 70% of their subscribers.
These kind of ladies are fairly conservative
This is how the Nazis silence and ultimately isolated the Jews. Exact same process. So, who are the Nazis now again? The LW Democrats
Ooh, an opportunity to watch “Get woke go broke” in action.
What percentage of knitters support Trump? I’d bet it’s over 50%.
Right you are.
Thats true for knitters. Crocheters are mainly hippies.
As an experienced moderator, I always ban religion and politics unless that is the topic of the discussion group. It can’t do anything but harm.
It’s a smart move, for sure.
The opposite of that smart move is what Ravelry is doing - NOT banning the topics, only particular opinions on those topics.
Talk about a policy that may as well have been designed to generate blowback!
My daughter is really bummed by this. Understand that this was completely unnecessary - it’s a site for hobbyists, not a social media site.
They claim that they aren’t banning republicans but they are saying that, if you are a pubbie, you are a “hater” and beneath contempt.
Standing up for their millions of black knitting members.
So, they believe the Republican Party is a "hate group?"
Or are they just not allowing anyone to say anything supporting the Republican Party?
Sounds a bit like old East Germany or where Communist China is headed.
What a loss. Im devastated. Do I have to turn in my sweaters too?
Yes, they are going to lose a great many subscribers, including me. Ravelry is one of the biggest, or was.
I know I always go to knitting websites to discuss politics.
But seriously; I frequent an Electric Bicycle forum (Electric vehicles of all types, but bicycles and scooters get the most interest) And a satellite television discussion site..... I never even venture into their off-topic political sub-forums, because I know my Conservative opinions wouldn’t be welcome there, and their stupid opinions would only irritate me.
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