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White Supremacist Chris Cantwell Banned From OK Cupid (Photos)

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Christopher Cantwell, the white nationalist and self-proclaimed fascist who recorded himself fighting back tears in a video after he advocated violence in a Vice documentary about the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests, received a lifetime ban from a popular dating site.

"The response from the community has been amazing," Melissa Hobley, a spokeswoman for OK Cupid, told HuffPost.

The dating site tweeted that it acted "within 10 minutes" of learning that a vocal white supremacist was on their site and added that "there is no room for hate in a place where you're looking for love."

"We were alerted by another dater on OkCupid who had been contacted by Cantwell recently," Hobley explained. "We wasted no time -- we quickly verified that it was indeed him and shut down his account."

Hobley said that OK Cupid has banned other people from the site but did not provide further details. According to The Washington Post, the dating site asks its members not to send "any harassing or unwanted, sexually explicit messages," as written in a pledge users had to sign.

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"We were public about shutting down Cantwell because we believe we have a responsibility to take a stand and set the tone," Hobley told HuffPost. "Especially as a place where we help connect people, we have to care about who you are and your role in the community."

Cantwell, a radio host, said in the Vice feature that he believes the "alt-right" should be justified in using violent measures to create a white "ethno-state" and that he hopes to find a leader who is "a lot more racist than Donald Trump," according to The Washington Post.

"I'm here to spread ideas, talk, in the hopes that somebody more capable will come along … somebody like Donald Trump who does not give his daughter to a Jew," he told Vice, as documented by The Post.

He went on to say that he does not approve of first daughter Ivanka Trump's marriage to Jared Kushner, who practices Orthodox Judaism, which Ivanka converted to before their legal union.

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"I don't think you could feel about race [as] I do and watch that Kushner b*****d walk around with that beautiful girl," Cantwell said of the pair.

He also told Vice that "a lot more people are going to die before [the white nationalists are] done here" and called 32-year-old Heather Heyer's death at a Charlottesville counter protest "more than justified," notes HuffPost.

In addition to OK Cupid, Cantwell's Facebook and PayPal accounts have reportedly also been shut down.

Sources: HuffPost (2), The Washington Post, OK Cupid/Twitter (2) / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Vice/HBO via Daily Mail

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