Gay Black Conservative Complains About Getting Called Racist And Homophobic Slurs At MAGA Event

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A gay Black man who is also a Republican conservative appears to be very surprised that he was called racist and homophobic slurs during a MAGA event, and, well, let’s just say he’s not the only one who is clearly confused.

Meet Rob Smith.

Smith is a conservative commentator and contributor for Turning Point USA, the conservative anti-think tank founded by loud and proud anti-Black and anti-LGBTQ bigot Charlie Kirk. In December, Smith posted a video on X as he wined about being called the n-word and the homophobic f-word at a Turning Point event in Phoenix.

Last night in Phoenix, I was confronted and surrounded by some White Supremacists that don’t like gays or blacks in the Republican Party.

They shouted “nigger” and “faggot” at me to make their point.

However, I served in Iraq.

I never back down.


— Rob Smith (@robsmithonline) December 18, 2023

Now, the guy who sounds like he would also be surprised to find out the KKK doesn’t offer a DEI program is claiming that one of the right-wingers who racially harassed him was Missouri State Rep. Chris Lonsdale, a Republican conservative who was elected into office in 2022.

From Newsweek:

Video sent by Smith to Newsweek appears to show Lonsdale near a crowd that heckled and chanted a homophobic slur against Smith. Lonsdale was seen pointing his finger toward Smith. However, the video was taken from behind the lawmaker, and it remained unclear whether he was among the individuals chanting the slur.

“One of the individuals is a Republican elected official named Chris Lonsdale, a State Rep for MO district 38,” Smith wrote in an X message to Newsweek.

Lonsdale has yet to respond publicly to the allegation and Turning Point said in a statement to Newsweek that chanting of bigoted slurs didn’t happen at the actual event, it happened after Smith went to a “separate bar/venue that is some distance from the convention center after the program had concluded for the day.”

OK, we’re kind of putting the sunken place cart before the white nationalist horse here. It isn’t surprising or even the least bit interesting that a Republican official might have joined in on the racist heckling. After all, this month alone, we’ve reported on a self-described “honorary” KKK member who is running for governor of Missouri as a Republican, and the Republican leader of a white nationalist organization that citizens of a small town in Oklahoma are currently trying to recall after electing him into the city council.

The real question is—WTF did Smith expect?

If a person who is allergic to pet hair goes to a dog park and complains about getting the sniffles, you’re probably going to look at them like they’re stupid, right? Well, regardless of what your political and ideological leanings happen to be, if there’s a shindig being thrown by the party that hates DEI, affirmative action, critical race theory, Black voters, non-whitewashed Black history, Black Lives Matter, gender studies, LGBTQ+ studies and educational material about different sexualities, but loves pushing legislation to ban all of the above into white nationalist and heteronormative oblivion—maybe that party isn’t a safe place for a gay Black man to attend.

Anyway, over the weekend, Smith announced on his show, “Can’t Cancel Rob Smith,” that he is officially leaving the Republican party and, for the most part, responses on social media were predictably unkind.

The Neo-Nazis wanted me OUT of the Republican Party.

Guess what? I’m GONE. And being Independent of all the BS feels SO GOOD.

MY voice. REAL talk. NO Bullshit.

3/18/2024 at 10AM

— Rob Smith (@robsmithonline) March 17, 2024

My Reaction to Rob Smith leaving the Republican Party

— Reactionary Groyper (@groypergreen07) March 19, 2024

1) It takes a sinful level of narcissism to be Rob Smith and think anyone really cares you’re “leaving the Republican Party.” Don’t care good riddance

2) Yes, we are expelling gays from the party & the “Republicans” ARE becoming homophobic. Correct,

— JordanB (@JordanBVide0s) March 18, 2024

This dude Rob Smith literally admits that he was lying to you in the past when he supported Trump for clout, and that you should trust him now because he’s gonna show us his “real” side going forward

— Mario Balaban (@BrazilianMario) March 18, 2024

Me, next time we see Rob Smith

— Iggy Normus Jr. (@JrNormus) March 18, 2024

Twitter when hearing Rob Smith left the GOP:

— (@johnwill382) March 18, 2024

Smith also whined about conservative media outlets not giving him a call to talk about how bigots at a bigot event surprisingly responded to his gay and Black presence by being bigots. (Seriously, this guy is next-level delusional.)

Fox didn’t call.

Newsmax didn’t call.

Ben Shapiro didn’t call.

NONE of the big “conservative media” podcasters reached out to me to get my side of the story after I was accosted by Nazis in Phoenix.

And y’all are mad because CNN did call?

Cult Behavior.

— Rob Smith (@robsmithonline) March 14, 2024

Meanwhile, folks who appear to be on the other side of the MAGA divide are accusing Smith of fabricating what happened and intentionally provoking the bigoted heckling he received, which, to be fair, would be like provoking a dog into chewing on a large steak bone that still has a little meat on it.

Here is Kyle Ferrera/ValleyZoomer, the guy who taped the Rob Smith video.

— amanda (@noturtlesoup17) March 18, 2024

Hey Rob Smith – @robsmithonline:
How’s the Jussie Smollett act working out for you?

— HackProof (@L3opardSpott3r) March 18, 2024

Effeminate black men seem to have a remarkable proclivity for fabricating stories about being terrorized by “white supremacists.” Is it something in their DNA?

— Longbow Foolride (@LFoolride) March 18, 2024

It’s getting weird in the MAGA world.


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