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Not to be confused with the delicious dessert, Baked Alaska,Wikipedia or the nickname for a couple in RWBY.

Anthime "Tim" Gionet (1987–), better known as Baked Alaska or Tim Treadstone, is an alt-right media personality and troll.[1] He was banned from Twitter in 2017.[2][3] He was also banned from YouTube in October 2020 due to a video he posted where he harassed store workers over a requirement to wear face masks.[4][5]

His first jobs were in the record industry, followed by a stint at Buzzfeed.[6] Online, prior to the Buzzfeed stint, he began his infamous career at the short-lived short-form video hosting site VineWikipedia, where he posted "parody" rap videos and filmed "pranks" that included trashing grocery stores and harassing store employees with racist remarks.[7] Embracing the sort of clickbait style that Buzzfeed was notorious for,[8] Gionet's politics started radicalizing online, initially by posting "ironic" Nazi "jokes" for the clicks. Later, he left Buzzfeed in late 2016 to become the tour manager of fellow alt-right shithead Milo Yiannopoulos, and started fully embracing racist rhetoric and Donald Trump propaganda. Ultimately, this accumulated in Gionet being radicalized enough to storm the Capitol with other neo-Nazis on January 6 2021.[7] Gionet's tale, perhaps, serves as a cautionary warning of the potential real-world consequences of being an edgelord troll.

Background[edit]

He used to be a rapper, then went to work for BuzzFeed. He was previously a libertarian who supported Black Lives Matter. Then he became a Donald Trump supporter. According to himself, the ideological shift was influenced by a "politically correct" atmosphere while working at BuzzFeed. As an example, he cited being rebuffed for calling Justin Bieber his "spirit animal".[9] His nickname "Baked Alaska" is derived from the fact he is from Alaska and apparently smokes weed a lot.[10]

Views[edit]

Neo-Nazism[edit]

Gionet is infamous for tweeting about Jews.[11][12] For example, Gionet is woke on the "Jewish Question":[13]

I was JQ'd long ago — pay attention!

Gionet believes that Jews control the news:[14]

Jews do control the news, apparently I can't even say the word Jews without him crying about it lol

He really likes the number 1488:

Trump got 304 electoral votes

45th President of the USA

Trump saved 800 jobs from Carrier

304 ✖️45➕800= 14,880[note 1]

Really makes u think 🤔[15]

More idiocy:

Race[edit]

As a stopped clock, it seems that Baked Alaska supported Black Lives Matter ... in 2014:

I dropped my new video today, but there's more important things going on in the world we need justice fam! #BlackLivesMatter #EricGarner[17]

I'm done white people quit plz[18]

Brutal humiliation[edit]

Despite previously being Milo Yiannopoulos's "Dangerous Faggot Tour" manager,[19] Gionet is disowned and criticized by Yiannopoulos:

He is becoming a laughing stock and that reflects badly on me. .... [He] has no news judgment or understanding of what’s dangerous (thinks tweets about Jews are just fine). .... He seems more interested in his career as an obscure Twitter personality than my tour manager.[1]

Gionet is widely known for his various gaffes and attempts at self-deprecating humor. He has described himself as the "undisputed king of the self-own"[20] and is generally expected to be brutally humiliated on a daily basis.[21] When challenged for spouting an obviously spurious description of United States history, he replied that he was home schooled and the subject was never taught.[22] He once solicited "music producers in LA that aren't cucks"[23] and pretended to have a girlfriend.[24]

His attendance at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville is notable for an incident where he was pepper-sprayed in the face (possibly by himself).[25] After this, a video went viral of him yelling for milk to be poured on his face. Milk was, in fact, poured on his face on camera.[26][27]

Pseudo-redemption[edit]

For a brief period after getting banned from Twitter, it looked like he might've been dropping the whole "being a Nazi" thing.[28] He claimed to have "left the alt-right", and started supporting Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. As part of his support for Yang, he created a rather embarrassing music video supporting his campaign.[29][28][30] His old fans weren't happy. One responded, "Antifa you guys can have this one".[10] Anyway, he quickly ditched the rebranding in favor of trolling anti-ICE protesters and (allegedly) vandalizing a Hanukkah display.[31][32]

Arrests[edit]

Gionet almost got arrested over the October 2020 incident where he harassed some store employees over the store requirement for him to wear face masks.[5]

In December 2020, having learned no lessons from the previous incident, he actually was arrested. Reportedly, he was asked to leave a bar in Scottsdale, Arizona due to some filming that he and his friends were doing there making people uncomfortable. Outside the bar, Gionet got into a confrontation with the bar's bouncer, yelling homophobic and derogatory remarks at him. Ultimately, this ruckus culminated in Gionet blasting pepper spray in the bouncer's face.[33] For this, he was convicted of misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass, earning him 30 days in jail on January 13, 2022.[34]

2021 Storming of the U.S. Capitol Building[edit]

See the main article on this topic: 2021 U.S. Capitol riot

Gionet and his fellow-Nazi Nick Fuentes both participated to different extents in the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol Building that was incited by Donald Trump. Each of them separately livestreamed the destruction and theft that occurred.[35] Both were banned from the streaming platform DLive for their involvement.[36]

In a marvelous example of self-own, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation is using Gionet's Capitol riot video to track down and prosecute other rioters.[37]

Arizona prosecutors charge that Gionet violated terms of his December 2020 arrest in Scottsdale, Arizona by leaving the state to participate in the U.S. Capitol riot, and filed charges on 8 January.[38][39] On January 15, 2021, Gionet was arrested in Houston for his participation in the Capitol riots, and charged with two federal crimes.[40]

As of May 2022, Gionet was expected to take a plea deal in which he would have merely plead guilty to "a single count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol, a class B misdemeanor with a max sentence of 6 months in prison", according to Zoe Tillman of Buzzfeed News.[41] However, he quickly fucked this up after he declared his innocence during the hearing instead.[42][43] He apparently received a second go at a plea deal after this embarrassment, and a sentencing hearing was scheduled for January 12, 2023.[44][45]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. For the record, 304 x 45 + 800 is actually 14,480.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Joseph Bernstein, Here's How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream. buzzfeed.com, 5 October 2017.
  2. Jim Dalrymple II, Twitter Has Permanently Banned Alt-Right Troll Baked Alaska. buzzfeed.com, 15 November 2017.
  3. http://mashable.com/2017/11/15/twitter-bans-baked-alaska-alt-right-troll/
  4. https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2020/10/13/baked-alaska-youtube/
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Local Alt-Right Troll Baked Alaska Had a Bad Week" by Erasmus Baxter, Phoenix New Times, 2020 October 16
  6. The untold story of Baked Alaska, a rapper turned BuzzFeed personality turned alt-right troll by Oliver Darcy (Apr. 30, 2017, 7:59 PM) Business Insider.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Baked Alaska’s clout-chasing spiral into white supremacy is an internet morality tale" by Aja Romano, Vox, 2021 January 17
  8. "We Worked Together on the Internet. Last Week, He Stormed the Capitol." by Ben Smith, New York Times, 2021 January 10
  9. Summer Lin, These Women Embarrassed An Alt-Right Troll & The Video Is So Satisfying. Bustle, 25 September 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ignacio Martinez, The atonement of an alt-right troll The Daily Dot, 22 May 2019.
  11. "Tucker Takes on Buzzfeed Editor: How Many Trump Voters Work for You?". Fox News. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  12. Rothstein, Betsy. "Washington Post Reporter Warns Journalists To Avoid Tucker Carlson’s ‘Dunk Tank’". Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  13. https://twitter.com/bakedalaska/status/812104652342734848[a w]
  14. https://twitter.com/bakedalaska/status/813506758798811136[a w]
  15. Twitter[a w]
  16. Twitter[a w]
  17. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0oxjkUW8AAySGx.jpg:large
  18. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0o0_wAXcAAH51C.jpg:large
  19. http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/09/07/harambe-themed-song-milo-shoutout-topped-spotify-charts/
  20. undisputed king of the self-own twitter.com, 2016 (dead link).
  21. KT NELSON, if baked alaska doesn't get brutally humiliated at least once a day he will die twitter.com, 6 October 2017.
  22. https://twitter.com/krangtnelson/status/916426658617454592?lang=en
  23. Looking for music producers in LA that aren't cucks twitter.com, 18 April 2017.
  24. Laura Loomer Is Dating Neo-Nazi Who Once Trolled Her With Gas Chamber Meme. forward.com, 12 September 2017.
  25. Randall Colburn, A brief history of the internet's saddest neo-Nazi loser humiliating himself. AV Club, 26 September 2017.
  26. Ashitha Nagesh, Twitter user is naming and shaming all the Charlottesville neo-Nazis. Metro, 13 August 2017.
  27. Will Sommer, The Ugly New Charges Against Jan. 6 Rioter 'Baked Alaska'. The Daily Beast, 19 November 2019.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Eddie Kim, Baked Alaska Was Almost on the Right Side of History. Mel Magazine, May 2022.
  29. Right Richter, Baked Alaska denounces the alt-right. The Daily Beast, 2019.
  30. "Baked Alaska - Yang Gang Anthem - Official Music Video" (archive). The Internet Archive.
  31. Meg O'Connor, Alt-Right Troll Baked Alaska Shows He Hasn't Changed at ICE Protest in Phoenix. The Phoenix New Times, 19 July 2019.
  32. Far-right personality charged with damaging Hanukkah display. The Associated Press | ABC News, 22 November 2021.
  33. "Alt-Right Troll Baked Alaska Arrested for Macing Scottsdale Bouncer" by Erasmus Baxter, Phoenix New Times, 2020 December 11
  34. "Far-right streamer 'Baked Alaska' sentenced to 30 days in jail in Scottsdale assault case" by Anne Ryman, Arizona Republic, 2022 January 13
  35. White Supremacists Among Those Who Stormed the U.S. Capitol, Live Streamed From Inside: Known white supremacists Tim Gionet and Nick Fuentes also attended the infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017 Haaretz and the Associated Press, 9 January 2021.
  36. Zachary Petrizzo, Nick Fuentes, 'Baked Alaska' banned from DLive following Capitol riots. The Daily Dot, 9 January, 2021.
  37. Matthew Gault, The FBI Is Using Baked Alaska's Livestream to Track Down Capitol Hill Rioters. Motherboard by Vice Media, 13 January 2021.
  38. Anne Ryman, Scottsdale prosecutor says far-right streamer Tim 'Baked Alaska' Gionet violated release conditions by traveling to Capitol riot. The Arizona Republic, 13 January 2021.
  39. Anne Ryman, Far-right streamer Tim 'Baked Alaska' Gionet posts bond in Scottsdale. USA Today, 15 January 2021.
  40. "Far-right activist ‘Baked Alaska’ is among the latest Capitol rioters to be arrested." by Isabella Grullon Paz, The New York Times, 2021 January 16
  41. "Based on the formal charging doc from last month, we expect Gionet to be pleading guilty to a single count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol, a class B misdemeanor with a max sentence of 6 months in prison", by Zoe Tillman on Twitter, 11 May 2022
  42. Ryan J. Reilly, Judge nixes Jan. 6 plea deal after right-wing streamer 'Baked Alaska' declares himself 'innocent'. NBC News, 11 May 2022.
  43. Sheri Walsh, Judge tosses plea deal for Jan. 6 attack livestreamer 'Baked Alaska'. United Press International, 11 May 2022.
  44. Phil Helsel, Internet personality 'Baked Alaska' pleads guilty in Jan. 6 Capitol attack . NBC News, 22 July 2022.
  45. Alex Woodward, Far-right streamer 'Baked Alaska' pleads guilty to Capitol riot crimes. The Independent, 23 July 2022.
  46. The ‘Ironic Nazi’ Is Coming to an End by Brian Feldman (August 14, 2017 3:04 pm) New York Magazine.