Knitting Community Bans all Trump Supporters (For Real)
Americans who want to make knitting great again are no longer welcome on Ravelry, a popular online community for knitting and crochet.
“We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry,” read an announcement on their website. “We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy.”
We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. More details: https://t.co/hEyu9LjqXa
— Ravelry (@ravelry) June 23, 2019
Ravelry is an online knitting community with 8 million members, according to Business Insider.
They are banning all forum posts, projects, patterns and profiles that “constitute support for Trump or his administration.”
Ravelry did not provide any specific reasons for the ban — so it’s not exactly clear what got their yarn ball in a tangle.
“Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy,” Ravelry declared.
While pro-Trump patterns and projects may be banned from Ravelry, there plenty of patterns for Obama hats and mittens — not to mention pink hats galore.
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