BlazeTV host Elijah Schaffer’s YouTube show is a hellish abyss of hatred and bigotry. Schaffer, who has a record of deceptively editing clips, has over 450,000 YouTube subscribers and regularly engages in rhetoric that is racist, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-multicultural.
Schaffer has been involved in recent major political events. He was in the Capitol during the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Though he later attempted to cover up his trespassing, he posted a picture claiming to be inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office. Additionally, Schaffer played an important role in creating the self-defense narrative around Kyle Rittenhouse, who was tried and eventually acquitted for killing two demonstrators and wounding another during the 2020 protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
In recent episodes, Schaffer has continued his pattern of attacking marginalized groups and promoting hatred.
On July 1, Schaffer said, “When women lead, it’s a sign of a curse on the country.”
On July 6, Schaffer said, “You really can’t blend certain cultures together” and that when a country allows immigrants from countries like Syria, “it actually destroys the peace and the fabric of our nation.”
On June 25, Schaffer said, “Obesity is the biggest crime against humanity, other than abortion, that’s been legalized in this country.”
On June 20, a day after Juneteenth, Schaffer said, “I’m down to celebrate the ending of slavery, it would be really cool. It would also be really cool to thank the 500,000 white men who gave their lives to end slavery rather than hating white people.”