Gavin McInnes once founded “Vice” magazine and was considered a model hipster. In 2016 he called the right-wing thugs “Proud Boys” into being. Who is this man who makes no secret of his support for right-wing ideologies?
Before Gavin McInnes became famous as the founder of the Trump-friendly thugs “Proud Boys”, he was known in New York as the “Godfather of Hipsterdom”, the godfather of hipsterism. At the end of the nineties, the native Scot was with the editorial team of the pop magazine he co-founded Vice moved from Montreal to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The immigrant district on the banks of the East River was then the bridgehead of gentrification that would make poor Brooklyn the world capital of hipster culture.