|And a dirty dozen more|
“”Crowder's pleasure with himself and his sadistic use of physical power is obvious, thanks mostly to his expressive gestures, facial reddening, shrill vocal manipulations, and erratic hand movements. But his glee belies the worrisome nature of his work. Steeped in bigotry and violent humiliation, the point of most of the clips seems clear: Liberalism is a threatening pathology in need of urgent, punitive extermination—by whatever means are at hand.
Steven Blake "Cold Feet" Crowder (1987–) is a professional asshole, commentator and self-described comedian who supports conservative and libertarian views. Crowder is prominent in the conservative establishment: he previously worked for Fox News, wrote for Breitbart.com's Big Hollywood section, and repeatedly appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He regularly posts self-described comedy on YouTube and regularly posts self-described news on his webshite, LouderWithCrowder.com (LwC for short). Crowder's YouTube channel has over 5.6 million subscribers and over 1.5 billion views, proving that you don't need talent or charisma to gain a massive following as a right-wing YouTuber.
Crowder is perhaps best known for refusing to debate Sam Seder of the Majority Report, then freaking out when Seder unexpectedly appeared as a guest on a steam with H3H3, actually saying "Oh no, this is a nightmare!" when Seder appeared on screen, keeping the camera away from his face, and running away from the livestream, earning the new nickname Crowder The Coward.
“”I'm not a micro political guy, but tend to lean more conservative and Libertarian. I've got no ulterior motive. I'm not pushing any agenda. I don't care as much about the local political races as much as I do the over-reaching direction of where this country is going, but I do care. People get to hear the world as I see it. I'm not a hyper conservative, but I am a conservative. I literally don't have any other agenda than wanting to make people laugh.
|—Crowder, explaining that he's very concerned about the political situation in the US and wants to rile people up about it, but totally doesn't have an agenda|
Crowder produced his own comedic shorts until getting picked up by PJ Media in 2009, which caught the eye of Fox News that same year. Crowder worked for Fox News from 2009 to 2013. During that time, he appeared on Hannity and Cavuto. In 2013, after a seven-month period where he was not televised, Crowder criticized Fox in general and Hannity in particular for getting "bulldozed like a child" on a radio interview. Despite his public apology, he was shortly fired. After disappearing from Fox, Crowder started doing the speaker circuit rounds, apparently charging about $3,000-$5,000 per visit.
One of Crowder's ideas of wanting to make people laugh is to play extremely racist caricatures of the Chinese as part of "cultural appropriation month".
Despite constantly promoting himself as an independent creator, Steven Crowder's show is actually part of the Glenn Beck and Mark Levin-owned Blaze Media, which is funded by billionaire Cary Katz, CRTV's principal investor and College Lending Corp. founder, which markets loans to university students.
“”I'm a young conservative Christian who’s pretty edgy but never dirty.
|—Steven Crowder, interview with The Daily Beast|
“”Shut up, you old bag!
|—Steven Crowder, while waterboarding Nancy Pelosi|
Some of Crowder's more egregious videos are documented below.
In a video titled "GAY MARRIAGE!! (Featuring Gay Leprechaun)", Crowder begins by whining about being called a homophobe by "the left” for his homophobic views.
The left uses it all the time. If you don't agree with the homosexual bully pulpit 100% of the time, you're homophobic. Forget about any logical objections or counterarguments to things like same-sex marriage. You're simply afraid of the gays.
What are these objections? Well, for one, his feelings would be hurt if we called it "marriage" and he believes it is not homophobic to force gay couples to get an obviously inferior version of
water fountain marriage:
“”If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership... . Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships. —Elton John
[mock gasp] But he must be one of those self-loathing homos. Or maybe, just maybe, he's logical in his thought process in that giving same-sex partnerships the same the same status as marriage may have more serious repercussions than we thought.
Just how many Americans are opposed to gay marriage? [on-screen stats show about 4 in 10 support same-sex marriage, 6 in 10 oppose] Why is there a comparable majority of Americans that support same-sex civil unions? [on-screen stats show about 6 in 10 support same-sex civil unions, 4 in 10 oppose] I'm gonna go with they must be racist homophobic hate-mongers.
He's actually correct that people who oppose gay marriage are homophobic by definition as these people support restrictions of rights for a disadvantaged minority group only for being a disadvantaged minority group. We call that "discrimination" and we have tried "separate-but-equal" facilities, and they always end up unequal and fueled by bigotry. This counterargument may be where Crowder gets the whole "racist" thing from his opponents, by the way.
All right, let's assume for a second that you assume marriage a fundamental civil right for everybody. Well, then, what happens if a church decides that they don't wanna marry two dudes? You can't deny people their civil rights, it's the law! So technically, if a church were to follow its own doctrine, they'd risk losing their tax-exempt status. And without a tax-exempt status, a church would cease to exist. So essentially, the government would be infringing upon the church. Isn't that a violation of one of the amendments or something?
Crowder is either being ignorant or being malicious on this claim. Even the Family Research Council says that "there is no significant risk that pastors and churches can be compelled by a court to solemnize, host, or perform a same-sex marriage ceremony".
In a video titled "The REAL GUANTANAMO BAY!!", Crowder asserts that Guantanamo Bay is a well-run beach community (he spends 2 minutes of 14 partaking in beach activities) where prisoners are treated fairly and provided numerous amenities. In contrast, Amnesty International has consistently found human rights violations (such as torture) and unjustified detention of civilians (without proper procedural or legal rights). This video features Crowder's manipulative use of language and imagery on full display. For example, Crowder shifts from discussing the rights provided to detainees, to implicitly blaming "liberals" for 9/11, to flatly asserting that all Gitmo detainees are terrorists, in just 15 seconds:
[W]hen you take into consideration that Gitmo once held more than 779 detainees and there are now only around 221 left, it would seem that more people are let free than actually detained. Which is of course a shame, as many of them, ah, actually returned to killing fellow Americans. Americans, liberals. Remember them? The victims in all of this.
[clips of 9/11 play with sad music in background for 15 seconds]
[Crowder as Crowder: ]It's important to remember that these detainees are terrorists, not prisoners. Terrorists, just like one of the 9/11 masterminds, Kaleef [sic] Sheikh Mohammad, who, thanks to Obama, is now enjoying an all-expenses paid trip to New York, as he awaits his American trial.
Truth is, most of the guns on this ban list are nothing more than your trusty ol' semi-automatic. And for those sissies who don't know, nearly every handgun nowadays is a semi-automatic. This is just a part of the Obama Administration's multi-pronged approach to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. And they're not the first! Plenty of successful leaders have implemented gun control in the past. Hitler, Stalin, Che Guevara, and now we've got Pelosi and pals!
Of course,  Obama never took your guns,  Hitler expanded gun rights (for the "right kind" of citizens), although he did strip these rights from Jews and other so-called "undesirables," and  Ché Guevara, who was a literal armed revolutionary against a tyrannical government, only briefly held office in the following Castro regime.
In May of 2019, Carlos Maza made a Tweet shedding light on Crowder's homophobic remarks:
“”Since I started working at Vox, Steven Crowder has been making video after video "debunking" Strikethrough. Every single video has included repeated, overt attacks on my sexual orientation and ethnicity. Here's a sample:
Crowder described Maza as the following, with a stereotypical gay voice for some of them:
You're given a free pass as a crappy writer because you're gay.
Sprite is a synonym for fairy, which is a known homophobic slur. Meanwhile, queer can be derogatory depending on context, which is obviously the case here. On June 5, 2019, Chris Dale of YouTube responded with a blog post, "Taking a harder look at harassment", that promised tougher policies regarding harassment and hate speech. These policy updates were met with mixed reception, as many innocent channels saw a drop in ad revenue in what is dubbed the "Vox Adpocalypse".
As for Pete Buttigieg, Crowder regularly calls him "Pete Butt Gig".
Trans gym video
In 2015 Crowder uploaded a video entitled "HIDDEN CAM: Cross-Dressing At Planet Fitness!" in which he attempts to "prove" the left's hypocrisy on transgenderism by dressing up as a woman and pretending to be trans at a Planet Fitness gym, hoping that the staff will assume he isn't really trans and kick him out. When this tactic fails, Crowder resorts to dropping the weights to get a reaction before claiming that his being subsequently kicked out proves his point. He also deliberately misgenders a trans woman in the intro.
Change my mind
- There Are Only 2 Genders
- I'm Pro-Gun (2nd Edition)
- ‘Rape Culture’ Is A MYTH
- Male Privilege Is A Myth (2nd Edition)
- Male Privilege Is A Myth
- There are Only 2 Genders (2nd Edition)
- PROTESTER SCREAMS Then Rethinks : Change My Mind
- Trump Is Not A Fascist: Change My Mind
- I'm Pro-Gun
- I’m Pro-Life
- Hate Speech Isn't Real (2nd Edition)
- Build The Wall (2nd Edition)
- Hate Speech Isn't Real
- I’m Pro-Life (2nd Edition)
- I'm Pro-Life (3rd Edition)
- Build The Wall
- Pro-Abortion SJW LOSES IT ON CROWDER!
- First Time Gun Buyer!
- I'm Pro-Life (4th Edition)
- America Is Superior
- THE STUDENTS DEBATE! (Part 1)
- Kwanzaa Isn't Real
- Socialism is Evil
- Gay Conservatives Speak Out! (BONUS)
- 'CHANGE MY MIND' FOLLOW UP: Pro-Choice Student Returns
- THE STUDENTS DEBATE! (Part 2)
- Crazy MAGA-Hat Stealing Protester Shut Down by Cops!
- TEASER: Trump is NOT A Fascist
- [Private video]
- [Private video]
- [Private video]
- Change My Mind Google Edition: Hate Speech Q&A
- Hate Speech Isn't Real (Google Edition)
- BONUS: America Is Superior
- TEASER: Trump is Not Racist
- Insane Anti-Trump Protester goes BERSERK on Crowder!
- Trump Is Not Racist: Change My Mind
- CNN is Fake News
- TEASER: Thanksgiving Isn't Racist
- Thanksgiving Isn't Racist
- [Private video]
- PROTESTER SCREAMS Then Rethinks
- Trump Is Not A Fascist
- [Private video]
- [Private video]
- Filipino Liberal and Crowder... Agree? (BONUS)
- Affirmative Action is Racist
- Affirmative Action is Racist (Part 2)
- WHEN TRANSGENDERS[ ] ATTACK
- Male Privilege is a Myth (3rd Edition)
And that's a wrap, folks! Thanks to all who tuned in!
We may keep security on the Clinton watch for a bit longer. Just to be safe.
“”If a feminist is raped in a forest, and no one is around to hear it, is she still heinously unattractive?
In June of 2016, Crowder announced the super "edgy" T-shirt "Socialism is for figs":
Remember kids, it's not bigotry if you replace one letter in a slur!
“”#TransRightsAreHumanRights ? Let's see, how do I put this delicately? Ah. No they’re not.
How convenient for a lady like Sarah who regularly uses words such as “chink,” “nigger” and “spic” as staples in her act. Don’t worry, though, the only reason Sarah uses such incendiary language is because, “the progressive messages out there today are more refined and sense-of-irony dependent.” Yes, really.
Listen, I don’t think that anybody has the right to prohibit Sarah from using those words and I don’t think that she’s a racist. I think she’s distasteful, unfunny and terribly ugly (both inside and out) with no redeeming qualities whatsoever… But not a racist.
In the end, I guess I’m just hoping that folks don’t lump the off-putting “Hollywood Jews” in with the good, decent people of the Jewish faith. I’ve been seeing a lot of anti-Semitism lately from both the left and the far-right (Alex Jones anybody?), and I find it troubling. So the next time you hear one of the Weinstein brothers or Carl Reiner speak and find yourself disgusted, remember that they would have more in common with Sean Penn than with your local Rabbi.
Crowder has repeatedly lied or misrepresented evidence in his political commentator career, as you may have noticed from the above.
Potholer54 climate change debacle
In 2017, Crowder argued with British science journalist Peter Hadfield (aka Potholer54) over a Louder with Crowder episode titled "Top 5 'Climate Change' Myths". Crowder's arguments were hilariously bad:
- Crowder argued that climate scientists encourage support for Big Government by lying about AGW to guilt liberals.
- Crowder argued that all climate scientists believe "gender to be a figment of the imagination", as if this were unscientific or discredited their work in climate science.
- Crowder argued that NASA confirmed a global net gain of ice of 82bn tons and that this is evidence of cooling when in fact this figure was only for (parts of) Antarctica and that Greenland had lost 269bn tons in the same period.
- Crowder argued that an increase of polar bear numbers (which followed a ban on hunting) as proof that climate change is not harming polar bears.
- Crowder argued that climate change models are worthless because the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was unable to predict an exact number of hurricanes per year.
- Crowder also cited Christopher Monckton's and Tim Ball's claims that NOAA is fraudulent as evidence that climate change is itself bogus.
Following this, Crowder challenged Hadfield to a debate. Hadfield refused because no topic or time of day was proposed and therefore a formal debate could not be prepared. Updates as to the debate discussions were brought up in subsequent Hadfield videos. Haldfield agreed to participate in a livestream debate scheduled for April 27, but Crowder chickened out at the last minute.
Sam Seder's Debate Challenge
Leading up to Politicon in 2018, Majority Report host Sam Seder challenged Steven Crowder to a debate. Politicon contacted Steven Crowder, who in response, stopped responding to their emails. Since then, Sam Seder has posted numerous challenges, and even some of Crowder's own followers have asked why he won't debate Seder. Crowder has ignored the challenge but continued to "debate" random college students who aren't schooled on these subjects.
Timeline of Events
- Politicon: Crowder had been scheduled to appear at PolitiCon. Seder was invited to come but agreed only on the condition that he could debate someone. He suggested Crowder and Crowder instantly stopped answering Politicon's emails. The event scheduler says that Crowder got "cold feet", birthing the "Cold Feet Crowder" meme.
- The Challenge: Sam Seder issues an open debate challenge to Crowder which births this truly top-tier meme.
- McInnes: Gavin McInnes (a white supremacist and Proud Boys founder) wants Seder to appear on his show. Seder would normally refuse but McInnes already has Crowder scheduled and McInnes offers the opportunity for a debate. Crowder instantly cancels.
- 6/14/21: Crowder has a debate scheduled with Ethan Klein. 30 minutes before the debate is scheduled Sam Seder ends his normally scheduled livestream early. Crowder's dad calls Ethan and cancels citing a "medical emergency" with Crowder's pregnant wife. Crowder re-schedules the debate for noon on 6/21/21. The exact time that Sam's daily livestream goes live.
- 6/21/21: Steven Crowder went into what he expected to be a debate with Ethan Klein of h3h3Productions on the subject of COVID-19 policies. Crowder connects to H3H3 but hides off-screen until Seder's livestream goes live. Only when he thinks it's safe does he sit down on his set. But he's wrong, as Seder appears immediately after Ethan makes his first reply. To quote Crowder: "OH NO! It's Sam Seder! What a... WOW, what a fucking nightmare!" Sam Seder had pre-recorded the first portion of his live show in a successful effort to fake-out Crowder's precautions to avoid him. Crowder responded by freaking out, refusing to show his face on video for some time, making numerous ad-hominem attacks and subsequently rage-quitting the debate.
Ashley Judd's iPhone rape
Judd wrote a 2010 essay (not "just tweeted" by 3 years, and not Twitter at all) in which she expressed grief at learning that electronic products are manufactured in countries in conflict. In such countries, women are often sexually assaulted by militia members.
Union thuggery and misleading editing
“”In December 2012, Fox News aired a video that would briefly obsess the conservative blogosphere. At a Right to Work rally in Michigan, one of Fox’s young contributors was punched in the face by a union member. It was evidence, a parade of Fox pundits stressed, of “union thuggery.” On Fox and Friends, anchor Steve Doocy wondered what his colleague had done “that so provoked the left.” But an extended version of the video, aired ironically on Fox News’ Hannity, revealed that the original clip had been edited, removing footage of the puncher being pushed to the ground prior to throwing a punch in return.
Upon close inspection, it's clear that Steven Crowder used a throw to get the old man to the ground.
In the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Crowder streamed a number of videos in which he falsely claimed that voter fraud occurred in several states in order to "steal" the election from the Republicans. Notably, he neglected to comment after the (Republican-dominated) Supreme Court ruled that voter fraud did not occur. Crowder also failed to mention that the GOP attempted to stop the count on multiple occasions. When said conspiracy theories led to a riot in DC, Crowder declined to comment on his role, instead going on holiday. When he returned from his
much-needed hiatus childish attempt to avoid responsibility, he continued peddling the same conspiracy.
Crowder believes that big tech companies are trying to silence him, despite having 5.25 million subscribers and most of his videos being monetized. He even went as far as to call it "the biggest issue of our time", instead of, y'know, climate change or maybe the ongoing pandemic.
Crowder has spread misinformation about COVID-19 on multiple occasions. On June 17, 2020, he uploaded a video entitled "The COVID death is inflated" in which he spread misinformation about the number of deaths attributed to the virus. In 2021, another one of his videos[note 1] was removed for violating YouTube's guidelines by "claiming that the death rates of Covid-19 are less severe or equally as severe as the common cold or seasonal flu", received half a million views before being deleted.
June 2021 saw Crowder go on a virulently homophobic rant in which he peddled far-right myths about gay people:
- Crowder said that the gay community is “definitely more predatory in nature as far as recruiting," implying that he believes in the conspiracy theory that gay people are indoctrinating children.
- Crowder said that gay people are more likely to be pedophiles based on the fact that gay men are statistically more promiscuous, even claiming that all gay men are sex maniacs and that almost none are monogamous. He also accused the gay community of consisting almost entirely of pedophiles. In reality, studies show that gay people are no more likely to be pedophiles than straight men.
- Crowder even managed to sneak some misandry into the video by trying to justify the above point with claims that men are more predatory by their very nature.[note 2]
- But by far the low point of the video was when Crowder claimed that heterosexual men who don't do drugs have a 0% chance of getting AIDS and that "AIDS was exclusive to the gay community in the United States, despite how Fauci lied about it". Needless to say, this claim is an example of PIDOOMA of the highest order.[citation NOT needed]
In September 2016, Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer started a
"meme" smear campaign where he used fake Tweets to claim that Crowder is the leader of the alt-right and advocates for another Holocaust, seemingly in the hopes of ruining what's left of Crowder's reputation à la Ben Garrison. The "meme" was picked up by David Duke, 4chan's /pol/, and The Right Stuff, which released a fake podcast titled "White Power with Crowder". Trolls on Twitter defamed Crowder on the hashtag #CrowderFacts.
In reality, Crowder is passionately pro-Israel and opposes antisemitism, despite him originally having good buddy and occasional substitute host Owen Benjamin being a fucking Holocaust denier and straight-up Neo-Nazi who he only cut ties with after Benjamin told him the Moon landing was a hoax. He also believes Barack Obama is antisemitic, so don't feel too bad about him being slandered in the same manner. Crowder mocked the alt-right when Donald Trump appeared to be on good terms with Benjamin Netanyahu. Alt-right organizer Richard Spencer asserted that "most of the stuff [Crowder] says is just off-the-shelf conservatism that isn’t remotely dangerous or new."
- As a child, Crowder voiced the Brain on the PBS animated series Arthur. He later went on to mock the show in 2019 for its depiction of a gay wedding in the episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone", and showed no issue with the episode in question being banned from broadcast by Alabama Public Television despite his supposed anti-censorship stances.
- In 2012, Crowder married Hilary Crowder (née Korzon).
- Which has since become notorious for its racist content.
- We wonder what he's basing this claim on...
- Delaney Rohan, "Comedian Steven Crowder." Generation Progress: Dec. 17, 2009.
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- Big Hollywood: Steven Crowder
- YouTube: Steven Crowder
- About Steven Crowder at YouTube. 5.6 million subscribers and 1,501,311,037 views as of April 2022.
- Just one of many, many, MANY videos detailing the whole ordeal
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- Exclusive-Fox News: Steven Crowder Attacking Hannity Confirms 'Decision to Part Company with Him', Breitbart.com
- Steven Crowder, Young America's Foundation
- Shaun (June 8, 2019). "here's a clip taken from youtube of steven crowder, who @TeamYouTube have said does not violate their policies. youtube are apparently happy to have this material on their website". Twitter. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
- GAY MARRIAGE!! (Featuring Gay Leprechaun), YouTube
- Can Pastors and Churches Be Forced to Perform Same-Sex Marriages?, Family Research Council
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- Taking a harder look at harassment.
- Response to "DEBUNKED: Top 5 "Climate Change" Myths" by Louder with Crowder
- The latest climate error from Steve Crowder.
- Steve Crowder gets it wrong again… and again... (and yet again!).
- Steve Crowder and potholer54 on Climate Change.
- Tim Murphy, "CPAC: Where Ashley Judd Rape Jokes Happen." Mother Jones: March 18, 2013.
- NO SURRENDER! Bill Barr Launches Voter Fraud Investigation
- LIVE UPDATES: Democrats Try to Steal Election!?
- HARD FACTS: How Voter Fraud Occurred in Michigan
- DOMINION SYSTEMS ELECTION FRAUD? Everything We Know
- Democrat SCUM Dox to Silence New Proof of Michigan Fraud
- NO RETREAT! America Is About To #StopTheSteal
- NEVER SAY DIE: More States Join SCOTUS Case!
- GOP asks Supreme Court to halt count of Pennsylvania ballots
- Steven Crowder Comes Out of Hiding For New Grift
- NO RETREAT! Exclusive PROOF of Voter Fraud
- The COVID Death Count is Inflated | Change My Mind. Steven Crowder, YouTube,
- YouTube Removes Steven Crowder Video for Violating Covid Policy
- Jason Campbell on Twitter: "Steven Crowder: Gay men are "definitely more predatory in nature as far as recruiting," adding “You need to understand the risk, particularly with young boys, in your household as it comes from this community”
- Do Gay Men Have More Sexual Interest In Children Than Straight Men Do?
- Steven Crowder Seizes Leadership of the Alt-Right, Calls for “Total Extermination” of “Ratfaced Kike Vermin”, The Daily Stormer
- Has Alt-Right Leader Steven Crowder Gone Too Far?, The Daily Stormer
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- WHITE POWER WITH CROWDER episode 14.88: RaHoWa Begins November 9th, The Right Stuff
- Steven Crowder is Living a Happy Married Life With Wife Hilary Crowder, All About Their Love Life