‘Alt-Right’ YouTube Star Banned From Australia
An “alt-right” Canadian YouTube star popular with white nationalists has been banned from entering Australia, the progressive news site ThinkProgress reported.
Australian media had discovered that the Australian Visa Bureau had declined Southern’s application for an Electronic Travel Authority.
Australia declines visa for Canadian @Lauren_Southern pic.twitter.com/1wJ0Iqq1Iy
— Ross Cameron (@RossCameron4) July 8, 2018
Southern lamented the ban on Twitter, writing that she is “still attempting to fight” for entry.
To the people saying “she applied for the wrong visa” I’ve taken the advice of immigration lawyers from day one. This twitter lawyering is silly.
I have no interest in being banned from Aus and am still attempting to fight for my extremely delayed work visa. https://t.co/QzWeeLcFNl
— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern) July 9, 2018
Southern was banned from the United Kingdom in March, with the government’s Home Office claiming that Southern’s presence was not “not conducive to the public good.”
Southern is known for spreading anti-Islam rhetoric and waxing about the “victim[s] of multiculturalism.”
Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher