GoFundMe suspended a fundraiser that Candace Owens created to help a small business in Alabama on Saturday.
The conservative activist had helped raise over $200,000 for Parkside Café in Birmingham, but the fundraising was cut short after she and the bar co-owner made controversial comments about George Floyd and protesters.
Floyd Comments Bring Controversy
Owens posted on Facebook, explaining that she was assisting the “already-struggling business” after Dyke’s comments brought on a boycott.
According to AL.com, Dyke sent the texts to other employees, which one of them then posted it on Facebook.
“After raising $205,000 in a few hours, @gofundme decided to halt my campaign for the Parkside Cafe in Alabama. At their discretion, they deemed that funds raised for a conservative business constitute “intolerance” They WILL, however, give the funds raised thus far to the cafe…” Owens posted on Twitter.
Owens also tweeted a screenshot showing GoFundMe stopped her campaign due to a violation of their terms of service. It deemed the user content as “in support of hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism or intolerance of any kind.”
After raising $205,000 in a few hours @gofundme decided to halt my campaign for the Parkside Cafe in Alabama. At their discretion, they deemed that funds raised for a conservative business constitutes “intolerance”
They WILL however give the funds raised thus far to the cafe… pic.twitter.com/Mfw88iDKRi
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 7, 2020
Owens Reports Facts
Owens has been at the forefront of confronting disturbing details of Floyd’sFloyd’s past, including his long list of violent behaviors.
She has spotlighted his nine prison terms and has discussed the fact that his autopsy showed he had meth and fentanyl in his system.
I’ve had time to reflect on my video about #GeorgeFloyd and you guys were right—I was very wrong.
He went to prison 9 times, not 7. I missed two earlier convictions for theft and drugs.
But he started a new chapter with meth & fentanyl—so let’s throw our hero 2 more funerals!
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 9, 2020
Her controversial remarks, while completely accurate, seems to be why GoFundMe banned Owens.
The fundraising platform released a statement claiming Owens has advanced “falsehoods against the black community.”
Keep in mind, Owens is black and none of her comments have appeared to have been unfactual.
GoFundMe’s History of Conservative Banning
“GoFundMe has suspended the account associated with Candace Owens and the GoFundMe campaign has been removed because of a repeated pattern of inflammatory statements that spread hate, discrimination, intolerance and falsehoods against the black community at a time of profound national crisis,” GoFundMe stated.
Owens is a conservative who fights hard to report on the truth. She is also black and refuses to let her skin color dictate her decision making. You can imagine how angry this makes the left.
The Parkside Café has issued a statement apologizing for Dyke’sDyke’s comments.
So what happens to the money Owen’sOwen’s raised? According to GoFundMe, they will transfer the funds to the café.
Censorship of conservatives has only gained speed. In 2018, GoFundMe banned conservative journalist, Laura Loomer, from the platform.
Banning people for their political stances is a very slippery slope and one the GoFundMe has dared to embrace.