Neo-Nazi website: ‘We have to be sexy’

Several barriers prevent people from becoming outright fascist white supremacists. There’s the aggressive and unabashed racism, which for sure turns away a decent amount of people, and then of course there’s the fact that up until 2001, white supremacists were the most feared terrorists in the United States. Well, the racism and desire to murder minorities obviously isn’t going anywhere, but Andrew Anglin, the editor of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has one tip for better PR: Maybe try not being so ugly?

“We have to be hip and we have to be sexy,” Anglin wrote, according to Mediaite. “This means we have to look good, we have to look dangerous, we have to have humor, we have to look powerful and we have to look like we are in control.”

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a rally to defend the Confederate flag or Confederate monuments, you’ll notice a lot of people who identify as white supremacists aren’t in the best of shape. While fat-shaming and judging people on their appearance is generally frowned upon, that all kind of goes out the window when folks are making claims about belonging to the master race and praising slave owners. Anglin has noticed this, and would really appreciate it if neo-Nazis would “get it together” so that people take them more seriously.

“Fat people should be allowed to join groups and be involved in rallies,” part of the notice, screenshot by The Hill’s Will Sommer, reads. “But we need to create a culture where we don’t necessarily shame people, but do look at them and expect them to get it together.”

“Continued obesity should not be tolerated,” the section concludes.

The style guide for the far right also suggests extremely tight shirts, because nothing says take me seriously like looking like your clothes will rip apart if you try to bend your spine in any direction.

And what about bottoms? “[D]on’t ever wear shorts,” Anglin stresses. “Serious men in serious situations are not wearing shorts.”

That’s right. Swamp ass is apparently an indicator that a man is meant to be taken seriously.

Trying to fancy up white supremacy is nothing new, of course. That was David Duke’s whole deal when he ditched the Klan robes for a suit and tie. The latest newcomer on the Nazi scene is Richard Spencer, who thinks wearing vests automatically makes him fancy regardless of whether or not they clash with the rest of his outfit.

It’s all just lipstick on a turd.

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