Baked Alaska (entertainer)
|Anthime "Tim" Gionet|
November 16, 1987|
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
|Alma mater||Azusa Pacific University|
Gionet is known for posting anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi messages on Twitter. He has published the "Fourteen Words," a neo-Nazi mantra, on his Twitter feed, retweeted videos saying that "Hitler did nothing wrong," and tweeted images of people in gas chambers.
Gionet was born in Anchorage, Alaska to a family of eight. His father, Paul Gionet, is a pharmacist and his mother is Susanne Gionet. He was born and raised following the Christian faith. Gionet's family operates a non-profit organization, Russian Encouragement, which aims to spread the gospel and provide medical supplies to orphanages in eastern Russia. He attended Azusa Pacific University and graduated with Bachelors of Science in marketing.
After graduating from Azusa Pacific University in 2010, Gionet began working at Warner Bros. Records. Through his work at Warner Bros. Records, Gionet landed a job working marketing and social media for the Warped Tour, where he first developed his nickname, Baked Alaska. In 2011 Gionet worked for Capitol Records, developing musical videos for songs such as "Alaska Vacation" and "I Climbed Mountains". Following his work at Capitol Records, Gionet worked as a social media strategist at BuzzFeed, where he helped develop content and ideas for BuzzFeed's social media accounts such as Tasty. After leaving BuzzFeed in 2016, Gionet traveled as Milo Yiannopoulos's "Dangerous Faggot Tour" manager.
Gionet is a supporter of Donald Trump. In May 2016, Gionet was introduced to Donald Trump and received the candidate's signature on his arm next to his Trump tattoo. Later that month, Gionet released "MAGA Anthem," which featured pro-Trump lyrics and amassed more than 100,000 views on YouTube. Mike Cernovich then hired Gionet to work on a project dedicated to gather Trump supporters together, MAGA3X.[not in citation given] In July 2016, Gionet received special access to the Republican National Convention through his work with Milo Yiannopoulos. Following the election, Gionet continued to stay active in his pro-Trump efforts by giving speeches and participating in multiple rallies.
Gionet was also largely responsible for spearheading the #DumpKellogs [sic] and #TrumpCup hashtag movements. #TrumpCup was a trend that took place in November 2016 on Twitter. It began after allegations that a Starbucks employee refused a customer service because he asked for the name "Trump" to be written on the cup. The Twitter hashtag trend had more than 27,000 tweets in the span of 2 days. In April 2017, Gionet headed the #KeepBannon and #FireKushner hashtag trends after reports of conflict between two of Donald Trump's advisers.
In late 2016, following Trump's electoral victory, conflict arose between Cernovich and Gionet regarding Gionet's views on race. Gionet was disinvited from "DeploraBall" after making anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter. Gionet later mended his relationship with Cernovich and said he had misspoken.
Gionet participated in the "Freedom of Speech" rally outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on June 25, 2017, and he was scheduled to address white nationalists at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11, 2017.
As of November 15, 2017, his Twitter account has been suspended.
Gionet supports the white supremacist Fourteen Words and has stated that there's "nothing wrong" with the slogan. Attempting to distance himself from its origins, he has claimed that "just because others have used [it] doesn't change the meaning". He has promoted the slogan on social media frequently, including with monetary receipts, polls, questions and memes.
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