Candace Owens Wiki, Candace Owens Biography
Candace Owens Wiki
Candace Owens (born April 29, 1989) is an American conservative commentator and political activist. She is known for her pro-Trump stance and her criticism of Black Lives Matter and of the Democratic Party. She is the Director of Communications at the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA.
Candace Owens Biography
She is African-American and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, Owens is a graduate of Stamford High School. She was raised by her grandparents after her parents divorced.
In 2007, while a senior in high school, Owens received threatening racist phone calls that were traced to a car in which the 14-year-old son of then-mayor Dannel Malloy was present. Owens’ family sued the Stamford Board of Education in federal court alleging that the city did not protect her rights, resulting in a $37,500 settlement.
Owens was pursuing an undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Rhode Island but left school after her junior year. Afterward, she worked for Vogue magazine. In 2012, she took a job as an administrative assistant for a private equity firm.
Privacy violation, Gamergate and political transformation of Candace Owens
Owens launched SocialAutopsy.com in 2016, a website she said would expose bullies on the Internet by tracking their digital footprint. The proposed site would have solicited users to take screenshots of offensive posts and send them to the website, where they would be categorized by the user’s name. She used crowdfunding on Kickstarter for the website. The proposal was immediately controversial, drawing criticism that she was de-anonymizing (doxing) Internet users and violating their privacy. According to The Daily Dot, “People from all sides of the anti-harassment debate were quick to criticize the database, calling it a public-shaming list that would encourage doxing and retaliatory harassment.” Both conservatives and progressives involved in the Gamergate controversy condemned the website.
In response, people began posting Owens’ private details online. Owens blamed, without evidence, the doxing on progressives involved in the Gamergate controversy. After this, she earned the support of conservatives involved in the Gamergate controversy, including right-wing political commentators and Trump supporters Milo Yiannopoulos and Mike Cernovich. After this, Owens became a conservative, saying in 2017, “I became a conservative overnight … I realized that liberals were actually the racists. Liberals were actually the trolls … Social Autopsy is why I’m conservative”.
Kickstarter suspended funding for Social Autopsy, and the website was never created.
Abortion Candace Owens
Owens opposes abortion.
Candace Owens Climate change denial
Owens rejects the scientific consensus on climate change. She has called climate change a lie used to “extract dollars from Americans.”
Candace Owens Me Too movement
Owens described the Me Too movement – which is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault – as “stupid” and said that she “hated” the movement. Owens wrote that it was premised on the idea that “women are stupid, weak & inconsequential. She has repeatedly criticized feminism.
Blexit movement of Candace Owens
In October 2018, Owens launched the Blexit movement, a campaign to encourage African Americans to abandon the Democratic Party and register as Republicans. The term Blexit—a portmanteau of “black” and “exit”—mimics Brexit, the word used to describe the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. On the launch, Owens said that her “dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West” designed merchandise for the movement, but the following day, West denied being the designer and disavowed the effort, saying “I never wanted any association with Blexit” and “I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in.” Shortly after the launch, The Daily Beast found that approximately 16 percent of the total tweets using the #blexit hashtag were from Twitter accounts associated with the promotion of Russian disinformation.
On October 31, 2018, Owens was sent a trademark infringement cease and desist letter by an attorney for Blexit, a Minneapolis-based non-profit founded in 2016 that is developing a black-led credit union.
LGBT rights Candace Owens
Owens supports same-sex marriage. On July 28, 2017, Owens came out in favor banning transgender individuals who are undergoing sex reassignment surgery from serving in the United States military, but states she is fine with fully transitioned transgender individuals serving in the United States military.
Candace Owens Welfare work
Owens opposes welfare, although says she has family on it.
Candace Owens Guns hobby
Owens is a registered National Rifle Association (NRA) member and stated (incorrectly) that the NRA was founded as a civil rights organization that trained African Americans to arm themselves.
Candace Owens Support for Hitler killing German Jews
At a Turning Point USA event in December 2018, Owens said:
I actually don’t have any problems at all with the word ‘nationalism.’ I think that the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don’t want. … Whenever we say ‘nationalism,’ the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler. You know, he was a national socialist, but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine. The problem is that he wanted — he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize.
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