There is a really great analysis of Candace Owens and Kanye West over at The Root but I want to briefly put in my two cents about Owens. Did you know that she had originally rose to infamy because she started the website, “Social Autopsy”? It had its Kickstarter suspended because it was an irresponsible doxing website. The idea is that Owens was originally self-described as a liberal feminist who started this website at the end of gamergate reportedly to stop the harassment. However, people like Zoe Quinn, among many others on both sides said it was a website that encouraged doxing and harassment and really rallied to have it shut down.

Now Owens has said that after having Social Autopsy shut down, she became “red pilled” (she used to go primarily by the moniker, “Red Pill Black”) after that point. She also had an infamously terrible debate with Dave Rubin and Blaire White where she let Blaire White (a right-wing trans woman) know that she will only address White as “he” which is just a shitty thing to do. It’s performative bigotry. And that’s some of who Candace Owens is. I spend too much time on the internet.