Meet Big Man Tyrone, The President Of Kekistan (Not A Real Country)

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Big Man Tyrone is the online persona of Gordon Hurd, a Cameroonian-born YouTuber living in the U.K., who runs a business that makes custom web video messages. Many of those messages are downright silly or inside jokes, but most of Hurd’s fans are denizens of the online forums like 4Chan and Reddit.

Hurd has quickly become one of the unlikely faces of Kekistan, a fictional land adopted by the alt-right and white nationalists. This past June, Tyrone declared himself the president of Kekistan in a video he intended to be humorous.

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While Kekistanis claim to troll the identity politics of the left and right, the Southern Poverty Law Center has called the religion of Kekistan “the semi-ironic ‘religion’ the white nationalist movement has created for itself online.” Citizens of Kekistan, Kekistanis or Keks, have created a “history” that dates back thousands of years and a religion that portrays Pepe the Frog as a prophet. The ironic tone and alternative political narratives pushed by the group have been considered a gateway to the more extreme ideological groups of the alt-right.

Though Hurd says he’s not an ideologue and doesn’t try to keep up with the trolls, he’s happy to take the money of Kekistan fans. In addition to all of the Kekistan-themed videos his fans request, Hurd sells half of his T-shirt inventory to Keks every month.

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49 thoughts on “Meet Big Man Tyrone, The President Of Kekistan (Not A Real Country)”

  1. Everything you hear from 4chan is a joke. The fact that 4chan made up the ok hand sign as a racist symbol and now idiots like vice think it’s actually a racist hand sign!!! What idiot normies!!

  2. Kekistan has nothing to do with White nationalism or the at-right you biased sorry excuse for journalism. The only reason that make you label it as such is because they mock the left because leftists get triggered so easily and have 0 sense of humour ( see the meme "the left can't meme) so it makes for very funny outcomes. The whole thing is based on satire and irony, maybe Trump is right after all, maybe left wing journalism is fake news

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