Hunter Avallone

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Hunter Vincent Avallone (November 11, 1996–) is a formerly Christian conservative blogger and YouTube commentator turned agnostic free thinker. He is best known for his now-deleted video "The Truth About Transgenders[sic]";[1] and his video-responses to various liberal YouTube commentators.

Views on LGBT issues[edit]

Avallone initially had a socially conservative approach to LGBT issues; opposing same sex marriage and transgender rights. Avallone now supports LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage and and transgender rights.[2]

Evolution of viewpoint[edit]

Avallone first gained national recognition in 2016 with his video "The Truth about Transgenders". Several LGBT websites criticized his reputed transphobia.[3][4] In the video, he quotes professor Paul R. McHughWikipedia, a prominent opponent of gender confirmation surgery,[5] despite that much of the research McHugh references is outdated or misrepresented.[6][7] After being called out by anarcho-syndicalist BreadTuber Vaush for incorrectly using "transgenders" as a noun, as well as criticizing a number of his videos. Avallone retitled the video "The Truth About Trans People", but this did not last long as the video is now deleted, and a debate is being held between Vaush and Avallone. He has since changed his opinion regarding trans people, now believing gender is different from sex, and supports trans rights.

Avallone's video on the Target bathroom boycott has also gained notoriety. Similarly to his cousin Evan Stropes, another YouTuber, Avallone believes that allowing transgender individuals to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity affects the rights of others, and will risk the safety of children. Even so, he claims that he doesn't hate transgender people, and believes that "they should have equality and equal rights just like everyone else".[8]

His views on same-sex marriage evolved as well, most likely due to losing his faith and announcing that he is an atheist. In a podcast, he stated that he initially believed that it was a sin, but changed his mind about it.[9] In a discussion he had with fellow atheist Jaclyn Glenn during 2018, he stated that he was libertarian on the issue and supported equal marriage, so long as the pesky queers "don't try and shove it in my face."[10] Avallone has some affinity for mocking and ridiculing LGBT activists, as seen by his "Dear Gay People" and "Trolling the Pride March" videos.[11][12] His current stance on these takes is not clear, given he published a video claiming he had "left the right" in 2020 and indicated he held some embarrassment about his earlier videos.[2]

Political views[edit]

Hunter Avallone supported Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.[13] He is pro-life,[14] anti-vegan[15] and supports moderate gun control.[16]

On June 25th 2017, Avallone expressed his intention to attend a "Freedom of Speech Rally" being held the next day in Washington DC, which featured alt-right leader and white nationalist Richard Spencer as the headlining speaker.[17]

As of 2020, Avallone seems to no longer formally identify himself as a conservative and has instead opted to call himself a centrist "free thinker." He has affirmed non-binary identities, claimed to like Bernie Sanders (while unsure of who to vote for), expressed an openness to the consideration of single-payer healthcare, and heavily criticized popular conservative figures such as Joel Patrick,[18] Kaitlin Bennett,[19] Ashley St. Clair,[20], Blaire White[21] and Steven Crowder. In a video titled "Why I Left the Right", published on April 12, 2020, Avallone confirmed that he no longer identifies himself as a conservative. Avallone recounted that the birth of his child, Rose, and his breakup and marriage, as well as his roasting at the Vaush debate, caused him to go through a low point in life which made him reconsider his political views. Avallone still holds conservative outlooks on topics such as abortion, but is more liberal in terms of topics such as the socioeconomic struggles of African-Americans.[22]

Creationism[edit]

Back in the day, he used to make creationist videos, which sometimes resulted in Jaclyn Glenn making response videos. However, in a video about fat-shaming, he made an evolutionary argument as to why fat people are overall less attractive, implying that he has dropped his creationist beliefs.

Atheism[edit]

Per June 11th of 2017: Hunter made an Instagram post, announcing that he turned to atheism.[23]

Online debates[edit]

Hunter Avallone has taken part in several online debates against Youtube and other online figures from a variety of political backgrounds, including Destiny,[24] a progressive twitch gaming streamer who has also become known for political debates, Vaush,[25] an anarcho-syndicalist and anti-reactionary Youtuber and Vegan Gains,[26] vegan Youtuber and failed bodybuilder. Avallone has also debated individuals with little to no online presence from friend groups and individuals he met at public protests.[27][28]

See also[edit]

  • Blaire White - Former arch-nemesis, transgender woman, another fellow conservative, used to call each other "faggot" when asked about the other. How adorable.
  • Mel Gibson - Favourite actor/director, fan of his work on screen (especially his rants).
  • Andrew Jackson - Greatest President in the history of the United States of America, race-relations expert, knew how to deal with foreigners, treated black people with the respect they deserved, wanted to disband the Electoral College to stay in power.Do You Believe That?

References[edit]

  1. The Truth about Transgenders. Archived from the original at YouTube, 12 February 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Why I left the Right Hunter Avallone (2020) YouTube.com
  3. 5 Blatant Lies in Hunter Avallone's Transphobic Rant, Pride.com, 3 March 2016
  4. YouTube Star Hunter Avallone Posts Egregiously Transphobic Video, Wet Paint, Function X, 3 March 2016
  5. Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution, Wall Street Journal, Paul McHugh, 26 October 2016
  6. Brighe, Mari. Clinging to a dangerous past: Dr Paul McHugh’s selective reading of transgender medical literature. Transadvocate. Published 2014-06-15.
  7. The Wall Street Journal’s Ignorance on LGBTQ Issues Is Alarming, Slate, June 16, 2014
  8. The Truth about Target's Bathroom Policy. Archived from the original at YouTube, 13 May 2016.
  9. Warski Live #19 - Hunter Avallone. YouTube. Channel: Andywarski. Published 2017-05-05.
  10. Hunter Avallone & Jaclyn Glenn - Live Discussion. YouTube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2018-03-21.
  11. Dear Gay People. Archived from the original at YouTube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2017-07-11.
  12. Trolling the PRIDE MARCH!. YouTube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2018-06-11.
  13. Why I Love Donald Trump. YouTube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2016-09-16.
  14. The Problem with Abortion. YouTube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2016-08-19.
  15. Vegans: IT'S TIME TO STOP!. YouTube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2019-05-06
  16. The Truth about Gun Control. YouTube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2016-06-24.
  17. Archive of Facebook Event page for Richard Spencer rally
  18. i've been exposed. Youtube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2020-02-06.
  19. Kaitlin Bennett is an idiot. Youtube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2020-02-03.
  20. Exposing Ashley StClair: Right Wing Fraud. Youtube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2020-08-11.
  21. Hunter Avallone explains why he doesn't like Blaire White. Youtube. Channel: Hunter Avallone Clips. Published 2020-02-21.
  22. Why I Left the Right
  23. Avallone, H. (June 10, 2017). [1]. Instagram. Retrieved October 29. 2017.
  24. Bonnell, S. K. II. (Dec 5, 2017) Destiny, Blaire White, Andy Warski, and More - Pedophilia Debate. Youtube. Channel: Destiny. Published 2017-12-05.
  25. DEBATE w/ Hunter Avallone. YouTube. Channel:Vaush. Published 2019-06-15.
  26. Hunter Avallone vs Vegan Gains LIVE Abortion Debate attempt 2. YouTube. Channel: Vegan Gains. Published 2019-07-31.
  27. Hunter Avallone vs College Liberal - Offended America #1. YouTube. Channel: Offended America. Published 2017-08-07.
  28. LIVE DEBATE with CRAZY LIBERAL CHICK!. YouTube. Channel: Hunter Avallone. Published 2019-02-21.