Richard Spencer loses gym membership after confrontation

Postado Mai 22, 2017

She said she anticipated that the gym would kick her out for confronting Spencer.

Fair wrote that she approached Spencer at the gym and "loudly identified him as a neo-Nazi".

In a Tumblr post about the incident, Fair wrote that she walked up and asked, "Are you Richard Spencer?" to which the "alt-right" standard-bearer replied, "No, I'm not".

"She then proceeded to exploit "the full range of my first amendment entitlements by telling him that this country does not belong to white men".

In comments to BuzzFeed, which was first to report the encounter and the termination of Spencer's membership, Spencer said he denied his identity because he wanted to avoid a confrontation.

Spencer told BuzzFeed.com that after his run-in with Fair, the health club canceled his membership. "As a woman, I find your statements to be particularly odious; moreover, I find your presence in this gym to be unacceptable, your presence in this town to be unacceptable". But he provided an image of his termination letter to BuzzFeed and told the outlet he didn't know why the gym revoked his membership. He described himself as a "well-behaved", "model gym-goer" who is being unfairly discriminated against and maligned.

Spencer was punched in the face in downtown Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day by an anti-Trump protester and most recently was seen leading tiki-torch-wielding demonstrators in a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest of plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

"Seriously? This superior race of a white man needed the help of a female African-American?"

Fair wrote that she discussed the situation with the gym's general manager who was initially supportive of Spencer's right to work out there so long as he didn't harass or bother anyone. I found his membership at this gym to be an unfair burden upon the women and people of color-and white male allies of the same.

"I'd do it again", she said of the episode.