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Blaire White
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White in 2019
Personal information
Born (1993-09-14) September 14, 1993 (age 28)
EducationCalifornia State University, Chico
OccupationYouTuber and political commentator
YouTube information
Channels
Years active2015–present
GenrePolitics, vlog
Subscribers955,000+ (Blaire White)
241,000+ (Blaire Black)[1]
Total views152 million (Blaire White)
11 million (Blaire Black)[1]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2016
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2020

Updated: September 10, 2021

Blaire White (born September 14, 1993)[2] is an American YouTuber and political commentator.[3] Politically right-wing, White has been critical of third-wave feminism, activists she views as social justice warriors, and activist movements such as Black Lives Matter.[4]

Early life

White was assigned male at birth. She described feeling gender dysphoria from a young age, saying that "My earliest memories were those of gender dysphoria: feeling uncomfortable in my skin and incapable of meeting male ideals".[3] When she was 20 years old, she came out as transgender to her family and friends and began feminizing hormone therapy in 2015. White attended California State University, Chico, where she studied computer science. While attending college, she appeared on a friend's live stream, and commenters encouraged her to start a YouTube channel of her own.[3]

YouTube career

While studying in college, White was feeling dissatisfied and frustrated with the way some contentious issues regarding gender equality, men's rights and feminism were being addressed during class by her professors and fellow students.[5] Moreover, she felt like her beliefs weren't being equally represented on the political discourse at campus, hence White began posting mainly anti-feminist political videos on the platform in December 2015, and used it as an outlet for expressing her dissenting beliefs.[4] She continued making videos about her views on social issues like gender politics.[3][6][4] She has criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, and told Penthouse that she had to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a result of backlash.[4]

White has uploaded her political debates with other YouTubers, commentators and comedians.[4] She has also appeared on political talk show The Rubin Report several times, discussing issues including the North Carolina Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which requires individuals to only use restrooms and changing facilities that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. She has also appeared on Shane and Friends, a video podcast hosted by Shane Dawson.[7]

In February 2017, White was banned from social networking platform Facebook for 30 days, drawing complaints from her supporters.[8] Her account was reinstated shortly afterwards, and Facebook said the ban was an error.[9] That same year, White began uploading videos about her personal life, including about her gender affirming surgeries.[4]

On November 11, 2017, White and her boyfriend filmed a video in which they wore hats bearing the Trump slogan "Make America Great Again" and attended an anti-Trump protest on Hollywood Boulevard. In the video, she claims to have been assaulted twice, and had a drink thrown in her face. Police say that White and her boyfriend began the altercation when they crossed a divider between pro- and anti-Trump protesters.[3][10] White has said that she would not wear a red hat in an American liberal area again because of the confrontation.[4]

Also in November 2017, White said that she was partly against Trump's transgender military ban.[3]

In 2021, White said of the Super Straight trend that "The fact that people are upset about this new sexuality being created is a little hypocritical coming from the folks who created abrosexual, demisexual, gerontosexual, gynosexual, intrasexual, kalosexual, multisexual, pomosexual, sapiosexual, and literally hundreds more" and that "Even though super-straight is a joke, the irony is that it's a lot more valid than a lot of those I just listed. Actually, all of them."[11]

Janae Marie Kroc controversy

In October 2020, White received criticism and backlash following a video she posted about transgender athlete Janae Marie Kroc. White claimed that Kroc competes against cisgender women in powerlifting events and unfairly has won events as a result. Afterwards, Kroc responded on Instagram saying that "everything she said about me was incorrect". Kroc clarified that she has only ever competed before she transitioned, in the men's division, and that she has not competed and does not ever intend to compete against other women. On October 15, White apologized on Twitter and deleted the video from her YouTube channel.[12]

Personal life

As of 2017, White lives in Los Angeles.[3] In 2017, she described her political beliefs as center-right.[9] In 2019, White said that she is non-religious, stating that religion has had little significance in her life.[13] White supported Donald Trump in the 2016 United States presidential election, but stated in 2018 that she remains critical of some of his policies and actions in office.[14]

White is engaged to fellow YouTuber Joey Sarson.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "About Blaire White". YouTube.
  2. ^ White, Blaire (June 9, 2020). Reacting To Trans Youtubers Who HATE Me! (Video). Event occurs at 2:45. Archived from the original on December 4, 2020 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Solis, Marie (November 21, 2017). "How did a transgender YouTube vlogger become a conservative darling?". Newsweek. Archived from the original on April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Barber-Way, Mish (September 2018). "Trans Icon Blaire White Is the Queen of Controversy". Penthouse. Archived from the original on March 10, 2021. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  5. ^ White, Blaire (October 18, 2018). Unfiltered: 'It was harder to come out as more right-wing than as trans' (Video). Yahoo!. Event occurs at 1:01. Archived from the original on April 2, 2021 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Rolt, Maria (March 19, 2017). "Youtube Allows The Alt-right Community To Spread Hate". Affinity Magazine. Archived from the original on April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Beck, Chris (August 16, 2016). "Trans Personality Blaire White to Progressives: Butt Out". Splice Today. Archived from the original on March 16, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Facebook Bans Transgender YouTuber for Vocal Criticism". The Quint. February 23, 2017. Archived from the original on April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  9. ^ a b White, Blaire (April 3, 2017). "Controversial Trans YouTuber Blaire White Will Take Your Questions Now". Playboy (Interview). Interviewed by Debra W. Soh. Archived from the original on March 16, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Palma, Bethania (November 14, 2017). "Fact Check: Was a Woman Attacked on Camera for Wearing a 'Make America Great Again' Hat in Hollywood?". Snopes.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  11. ^ Friedersdorf, Conor (April 7, 2021). "The Sexual Identity That Emerged on TikTok". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on April 25, 2021. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  12. ^ Tenbarge, Kat (October 15, 2020). "A controversial transgender YouTuber apologized for making false claims about a transgender bodybuilder". Insider. Archived from the original on April 2, 2021. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  13. ^ White, Blaire (October 20, 2019). Reacting To Your Assumptions About Me... Really, Guys????. Archived from the original on February 24, 2020. Retrieved June 22, 2020 – via YouTube.
  14. ^ White, Blaire (January 20, 2018). ..Do I regret voting Trump?. Archived from the original on January 21, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019 – via YouTube.

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