During the riots in Alabama, a conservative business was looted and destroyed by rioters. Candace Owens made the decision to start a campaign on GoFundMe. However, the alt-left bias of the platform reared its ugly head.
After raising $205,000 in a few hours @gofundme decided to halt my campaign for the Parkside Cafe in Alabama. At their discretion, they deemed that funds raised for a conservative business constitutes “intolerance”
They WILL however give the funds raised thus far to the cafe… pic.twitter.com/Mfw88iDKRi
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 7, 2020
Candace Owens, a conservative, and political commentator launched a GoFundMe campaign in support of Michael Dykes, a Birmingham bar owner. Protesters decimated the bar. In less than four hours on Saturday, the campaign raised over $205,000. However, the platform decided that conservatives don’t deserve any financial assistance if radical left-wing thugs destroy their business.
Star Political sent the fundraising platform a press inquiry asking why it chose to block Owens from raising money for a looted business but will allow alt-left communists to collect funds to commit acts of terrorism.
Just sent a press inquiry to Go Fund Me:
To Whom It May Concern,
I am James Ledbetter and I am a journalist. The American People want to know why you won’t allow conservative causes but you allow communists to raise funds against America. Looking fwd to your reply. – James
— James Ledbetter (@BigJimLedbetter) June 7, 2020
The Go Fund Me platform has refused to respond to the inquiry.