GoDaddy Bans Nazi Website for Calling Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer a 'Fat, Childless, 32-Year-Old Slut'

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GoDaddy Bans Nazi Website for Calling Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer a 'Fat, Childless, 32-Year-Old Slut'

Other companies, including Uber, have also banned white supremacists.

Published August 15, 2017

The neo-Nazi website that wrote a disgusting article about the 32-year-old woman who was murdered during the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville has been banned from host site GoDaddy.

The Daily Stormer is a website "dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. GoDaddy has often come under fire for providing a domain to the site. However, on Sunday, The Daily Stormer posted an offensive article about Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.

The article included an image of Heyer and called her a “fat, childless, 32-year-old slut.”

  1. Upon seeing the article, activist Amy Siskind asked GoDaddy to ban the site
  2. Siskind's tweet went viral, and GoDaddy announced they put The Daily Stormer on 24-hour notice

    "We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service," the company tweeted out.

  3. As The Daily Stormer attempted to find other domain hosts, other companies, such as Google, cancelled the site's attempts
  4. The violence in Charlottesville also inspired Uber to ban white supremacists like James Allsup

    "The events surrounding the white supremacist rally in the City of Charlottesville are deeply disturbing and tragic," said Uber in a statement. "We stand against this hate, violence, and discrimination."

    Uber permanently banned white supremacist James Allsup from the app when he and alt-right leader Tim Gionet made racist statements in front of their Black driver. 

    "Drivers always have the right to refuse service to riders who are disrespectful or make them feel unsafe, as the driver in this case rightly did," Uber said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. "We’ve reached out to the driver to make sure she’s okay, and express our support for her and how she handled this situation. The rider has been permanently removed from our platform."

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)


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