Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger, 22, made racist, misogynist posts to a website devoted to exposing phony “pickup artist” techniques, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The misogynist web forum PuaHate.com was taken down early Saturday after a user posted that Rodger is a "hero."
“The self-pitying participants frequently identify themselves as ‘incels’ – short for involuntary celibate – and engage in misogynistic attacks on women,” SPLC’s Josh Glasstetter wrote. “Rodger appeared to view himself as something of an incel revolutionary.”
Rodger wrote in a January post on the site:
If we can’t solve our problems we must DESTROY our problems.
One day incels will realize their true strength and numbers, and will overthrow this oppressive feminist system.
Start envisioning a world where WOMEN FEAR YOU.
SPLC calls the website a magnet for misogyny, but Rodger’s posts also had a racist bent.
In a January post titled “Saw a black guy sitting with 4 white girls,” Rodger wrote:
Today I drove through the area near my college and saw some things that were extremely rage-inducing.
I passed by this restaurant and I saw this black guy chilling with 4 hot white girls. He didn’t even look good.
Then later on in the day I was shopping at Trader Joe’s and saw an Indian guy with 2 above average White Girls!!!
What rage-inducing sights did you guys see today? Don’t you just hate seeing these things when you go out? It just makes you want to quit life.
Later that month he told an Asian commenter who asked what kind of shoes he wears to attract girls: “Shoes won’t help you get white girls. White girls are disgusted by you, silly little Asian.”
When the Asian user posted pictures of himself with a white woman Rodger wrote, “Full Asian men are disgustingly ugly and white girls would never go for you. You’re just butthurt that you were born as an asian piece of shit, so you lash out by linking these fake pictures. You even admit that you wish you were half white. You’ll never be half-white and you’ll never fulfill your dream of marrying a white woman. I suggest you jump off a bridge.”
According to Mediaite, at 2:48 a.m. Saturday morning an unnamed user posted on PuaHate:
-Elliot Rodger is a hero
-Is now dead
-A puahate member
Keep in mind incels, this forum is a place to “funnel” dangerous people, and is being tracked. Keep your posts mundane and your fucking terrorist attacks to yourself.
It is unclear whether PuaHate will ever return to its Internet following.