Tuesday's HOT MIC
Nazis? I hate those guys. But this guy a little less:
Neo-Nazi and National Front organiser quits movement, opens up about Jewish heritage, comes out as gay.
Man, the Nazis are letting in anyone these days.
After a lifetime of involvement with the far-right Kevin Wilshaw announces on Channel 4 News that he is leaving the movement – at the same time publicly coming out as gay.
The well known National Front organiser in the 1980s was still active in white supremacist groups earlier this year – including speaking at events.
But tonight on Channel 4 News he explains for the very first time why he is publicly disavowing the movement – sharing his secrets, explaining how he was both a Neo-Nazi and of Jewish heritage , while admitting to violent acts and what motivated his hatred.
Kevin Wilshaw also opens up about his Jewish mother.
“She was part Jewish, maiden name was Benjamin, we have Jewish blood on that side.
I'm half-Jewish myself, and about as gay-friendly as a guy can be without actually making out with other guys -- so I can't even imagine the knots Wilshaw must have tied himself into on his way to leading the National Front.
Good on him, even if belatedly so, for coming out and for disavowing his old national socialist buddies.
Although don't you kind of wish he'd stayed undercover just to see how many Nazis he could have outed as Jewish or gay?