Gavin McInnes, a CRTV host who also runs the Proud Boys hate group whose members are easily recognized in public by their uniform polo shirts, claims that wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat from President Trump’s 2016 campaign is akin to “being openly gay in 1950.”
“Here in New York City, wearing a MAGA hat is like being openly gay in 1950, and I’m not exaggerating,” McInnes said on Tuesday’s episode of his CRTV program. “You will get your ass beat, you will not last at a bar in Harlem—we try it all the time and get booted out. There’s many bars that say, ‘You cannot openly be here.’ If you go into a bar wearing a MAGA hat, people start getting uncomfortable. The bartender will ask you to leave politely and people will yell at you on the street and spit on you.”
“You’re treating us like pedophiles,” he added.