A Knitting Site Is Taking a Stand Against Trump With a Ban on Support for ‘White Supremacist’ Admin

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While platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook have been grappling with the political gatekeeping debate, one social media site has decided to outright ban pro-Trump content, arguing that it promotes white supremacy.

Ravelry, a social media site for knitting (yes, knitting), announced Sunday that any future posts in support of President Donald Trump and his administration would not be allowed on the site.

“We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy,” Ravelry announced in a blog post. “Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.”

Is it an outright ban of Trump supporters on the site? Ravelry doesn’t think so.

“You can still participate if you do in fact support the administration,” it said in the announcement, “you just can’t talk about it here.”

Ravelry also made it clear it would not ban people who are entrapped by other users into expressing their political views. The ban will also not take place retroactively — only future postings will be held accountable.

In its Twitter description, Ravelry describes itself as “an inclusive, friendly website.” The description is accompanied by an LGBTQ pride flag emoji and the “#BlackLivesMatter” hashtag.

Ravelry is a popular site with knitters and has had over 830,000 users in June alone.

What do you think?

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Scott Wahlstrom
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I hope their blog takes a plummet in readership. This is censorship pain and simple.

Sheri
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Sheri

The Liberal way, decide something is so even if created on lies, then silence anyone who thinks differently from them.

Otis
Member

They should get busy knitting shrouds for the Doomocrats who don’t survive their next elections.

General Confusion
Member

“Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.” Ravelry

I love clarity, not confusion.

The one group that I wouldn’t want to mess with is one of 830,000 armed with knitting needles. Ouch!

Donna
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Donna

A smart and brave decision, haven’t thought of this administration in this way until it was put into words, I agree!

James
Member

Apparently this unknown site is unaware the Black Lives Matter “organization”(?) is supported financially by billionaire George Soros as was Occupy Wall Street and other radical groups of protesters.

Screwtape
Member

Let’s guess the demographics of this knitting site. I’d bet white, affluent, and with enough leisure to knit, spend time online, AND dabble in politics. Also white.

Let’s look at the Trump admin demographics. Jews, blacks, women, Indian-Americans, etc. He even hires the handicapped with Deep-Staters and careerists. Jewish grandchildren.

Clearly The Bad Orange Man needs to work on his “white supremacist” shtick.

Jeannie
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Jeannie

I support Ravelry. I use their site often and appreciate their concerns on this subject. Great place for wonderful patterns, many are free.

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