If you aren’t familiar with alt-right, pro-Trump social media figure Laura Loomer… well, good. There is literally no need to familiarise yourself with this person.
She’s mostly known for being attached in some capacity for a wide spectrum of barely functional far-right media platforms, as well as for making a lot of really shit tweets. Among other things, her greatest claim to fame was protesting a performance of Shakespeare‘s Julius Caesar in a park because she believed it was anti-Trump.
Yeah, it’s all very gratifying.
In her grand tradition of posting shit tweets, she proceeded to post a lot of shit tweets in the wake of the attack in New York which left eight people dead.
You'd think they'd have the decency to not walk around in hijabs @ cross street of the attack. But they don't. I bet they're loving this.— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) November 1, 2017
She also made a tweet about Uber which was as baffling and odd as it was racist, which was instantly roasted for:
Seriously, you’re not doing your shitty racist ‘movement’ great favours if your idea of direct political action is ping-ponging between Ubers and Lyfts while crying whenever you see a driver with brown skin.
She was rinsed from across the political spectrum, even from some of her allies on the far-right, who found the entire thing not so gratifying. Even gigi Hadid had a go:
Laura, I hate to give you the attention, but I need to tell you- You're a f**king moron. https://t.co/fCezijj2Ao— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 1, 2017
Well, according to Business Insider, there’s a final cherry on the cake of this sordid affair: she’s been banned from Uber. The company told BI in an email that Loomer was banned for violating the platform’s community guidelines.
Loomer seemed to confirm her ban in a tweet which suggested she was already pursuing legal action against the company over this extremely weird tweet she posted earlier:
This isn’t the first time Uber has booted a far-right personality from its platform: the so-called ‘provocateur’ named Baked Alaska was also ejected from the platform after an Uber driver in Washington D.C. claimed he made racist remarks while in her car.
Don’t be a shit.