The website of a far-right white supremacist group now hosts loads of homoerotic furry artwork after a quick-thinking Canadian purchased the domain from under them.
The Wolves of Odin, who refer to themselves as “The Clann,” gained public attention last month when they confronted a group of worshippers at a mosque in Edmonton.
Following news reports of their antics, Brady Grumpelt felt compelled to somehow reverse the negativity created by the white nationalist group.
His answer – buy a website in their name and plaster it with homoerotic illustrations of wolves.
Visitors to WolvesOfOdin.ca expecting to find racist and hateful material find only disappointment. Instead of racism, they discover furry gay erotica characters.
Grumpelt spoke to VICE about what inspired him to fight hate with humour. He once saw Wolves of Odin members causing a disturbance at a bar where he worked.
When he discovered he could buy the dot.ca domain, he decided to enjoy himself at the wolve’s expense.
“It took about ten minutes to kinda think it up. I thought, ‘Well, it is wolves, so that works fairly well.’
“From that, I reached out to a friend… and asked him to take this domain and turn it into a one-page furry fetish site.
“I’ll take whatever power I can away from them and use it for something else… The initial version was a lot more graphic.”
Grumpelt is willing to forego the website’s ownership. But only on condition that the buyer makes a $10,000 donation to the Hate Free YEG charity organization.
Hate Free YEG is the group raising funds to help clean up racist graffiti in Edmonton, Canada.
Reaching out for a comment, Wolves of Odin Alberta chapter leader Lloyd Thomas told The Star Edmonton that they are aware of the website’s existence. He said they recognise the humorous jab but also pointed out they take no offence at it.
“Somebody saw that and thought they could make a good joke out of it, and good on them.
“You’ve got to give credit where credit is due, whoever drew those pictures, they’re a pretty good artist.”
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