The organizer of the Charlottesville neo-nazi rally, Jason Kessler, tweeted last night that the counter-protester killed during the ensuing violence was a “fat, disgusting Communist.”
Kessler also seemed to indicate that the woman, Heather Heyer, somehow deserved to die saying her death “looks like payback time.”
This morning, Kessler claimed he was hacked:
And sometime later, Kessler changed his story blaming his hateful words on “stress” and a result of taking sleeping medications along with alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs.
Shortly after that, Kessler deleted his entire Twitter account.
Even his fellow white supremacists disavowed his hateful rhetoric:
I will no longer associate w/ Jason Kessler; no one should. Heyer’s death was deeply saddening. “Payback” is a morally reprehensible idea. pic.twitter.com/MTVDL9Av3s
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 19, 2017
Assuming this is a real tweet and his account was not hacked, I will no longer attend or cover events put on by Jason Kessler. Very gross. pic.twitter.com/IyK4dyyTIn
— James☝️Allsup (@realJamesAllsup) August 19, 2017
Some far-right loons have begun claiming Kessler is actually a left-leaning “plant” trying to discredit the alt-right:
More indications that the white supremacist organizer of #Charlottesville is a leftist playing his part in a script https://t.co/xiipEZYYRt
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 18, 2017
Jason Kessler wasn’t “hacked”. He’s an activist and infiltrator.
It wouldn’t surprise me if a book is in the works. “Among the Nazis!”
— Supreme Dark Lord (@voxday) August 19, 2017