Gavin Miles McInnes (born July 17, 1970) is a Canadian writer, far-right political commentator, polemicist, actor, and comedian. He is the co-founder of Vice Media and Vice Magazine and host of Get Off My Lawn, formerly on Conservative Review Television. He is a contributor to Taki's Magazine and a former contributor to The Rebel Media, and was a frequent guest on television programs on Fox News and TheBlaze.
McInnes was a leading figure in the hipster subculture while at Vice, being labelled as the "godfather" of hipsterdom. After leaving the company in 2008, he became increasingly known for his far-right political views. He is the founder of the Proud Boys, a chauvinist men's group considered to be a "general hate" organization by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
McInnes was born Gavin Miles McInnes in Hitchin, England on July 17, 1970 to Scottish parents James and Loraine McInnes. His family migrated to Canada when McInnes was 4 years old. He attended Ottawa's Earl of March Secondary School. As a teenager, McInnes played in the Ottawa punk band Anal Chinook. As an adult, McInnes emigrated to the United States from Canada.
- Alex Pareene (January 23, 2008). "Co-Founder Gavin McInnes Finally Leaves 'Vice'". Gawker. Archived from the original on October 10, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- "The 'Vice' Boys Are All Grown Up And Working For Viacom". Gawker. November 19, 2007. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012.
- Benson, Richard (October 28, 2017). "How Terry Richardson created porn 'chic' and moulded the look of an era". Theguardian.com. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- Stephens, Chase (February 12, 2016). "McInnes: Dear Feminists, Men Have It Worse In All Areas Including Being Raped". The Daily Wire. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
- "Proud Boys Founder: How He Went From Brooklyn Hipster to Far-Right Provocateur". Retrieved October 17, 2018.
- Staff (ndg) "Proud Boys" Southern Poverty Law Center
- "Emily Jendriasak and Gavin McInnes". Gawker.com. Gawker. Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- Shaidle, Kathy (December 27, 2013). "10 Great Things About the Brits - Taki's Magazine". Takimag.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- McInnes, Gavin (2013). The Death of Cool: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4516-1418-3. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
- "Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes on Montreal junkies, Fox News and the death of cool". Nightlife.Ca. March 14, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
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