What is 'BlueAnon'? Candace Owens mocks Democrats who believe Trump fans are 'non-stop threat' to DC

'If you believe... Joe Biden is the most popular American President of all time... You might be #BlueAnon,' said Owens


                            What is 'BlueAnon'? Candace Owens mocks Democrats who believe Trump fans are 'non-stop threat' to DC
Commentator Candace Owens speaks during CPAC 2019 on March 1, 2019, in National Harbor, Maryland (Getty Images)

American conservative author and political commentator Candace Owens has provided a new conspiracy theory for those who continue to support former president Donald Trump. Owens took to Twitter on Sunday, March 7, to mock people who Trump fans are a “non-stop threat” to Washington DC, calling them “BlueAnon” believers, and hit out at 'Moaning Markle' before her Oprah interview.

“If you believe: DC is under military occupation because there are non-stop threats from Trump supporters, Joe Biden is the most popular American President of all time. Russia, Russia, Russia. You might be #BlueAnon,” wrote Owens.

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The term BlueAnon is an obvious play on QAnon, a disproven and discredited American far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotted against former president Trump while he was in office.

The term BlueAnon was immediately called out by many, who saw this as an attempt to gaslight people. One Twitter user said, “Republicans are using #BlueAnon to deflect from the fact that their base and dear leader Trump is CEO of conspiracy theories.”



 



 



 

At the same time, it was also embraced by conservatives and far-right commentators like Jack Posobiec, who said, “You might be a #BlueAnon if you think Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a gang rapist and President Donald Trump is a Russian asset.”



 

At the same time, BlueAnon was rejected by Urban Dictionary,  a crowdsourced online dictionary for slang words and phrases. The Post Millennial, a conservative news website reported that Google and Urban Dictionary were allegedly censoring BlueAnon “following widespread mockery of left-wing conspiracy theories”. Posobiec was the first to point out the deletion.



 

The definition of "Blue Anon", prior to its deletion from Urban Dictionary, read as "a loosely organized network for Democrat voters, politicians and media personalities who spread left-wing conspiracy theories. Blue Anon adherents fervently believe that right-wing extremists are going to storm Capitol Hill any day now and ‘remove’ lawmakers from office, hence the need for the deployment of thousands of National Guard stationed at the US Capitol."

Last week, a member of former president Donald Trump’s administration was arrested for his involvement in the January 6 riot in the US Capitol in Washington DC. Federico Klein, who was then a mid-level political appointee at the State Department and former Trump campaign aide, is accused of beating police with a riot shield.
Earlier, Couy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner, who had spoken with Trump on multiple occasions and even visited the Oval Office, was arrested in mid-January. Griffin is the head of a group called Cowboys for Trump.

Earlier this month, the New York Times reported how “On social media, on cable networks and even in the halls of Congress, supporters of Donald J Trump tried to rewrite history in real-time, pushing the fiction that left-wing agitators were to blame for the violence on January 6.” The report noted that nearly two months after the attack, the claim that Antifa was involved has been repeatedly debunked by federal authorities, but it has hardened into gospel among hard-line Trump supporters, by voters, and sanctified by elected officials in the party.