Based_Surfer : IP2 streamer uses N-word, calls 2 women 'Karens' after they reject him
The live streamer was seen using racial and homophobic slurs at a taqueria in La Mesa, California
A reactionary live streamer has been slammed after a video showed him using racial and homophobic slurs at a taqueria in La Mesa, California. The Internet is now demanding that he be deplatformed. The streamer is known as Based_Surfer and is a part of IP2.NETWORK, a platform for “IRL streamers”. This platform is apparently infamous for its “edgy" offensive and often racist content.
YouTuber Joseph Morris said that Based_Surfer is a friend of White nationalist Tim Gionet, also known as “Baked Alaska". Gionet was arrested for his involvement in the January 6 riot at the capitol. Video clips being circulated on social media show Based_Surfer repeatedly hurling homophobic slurs and using the N-word. He is seen harassing a couple of women by calling them "Karens". He also criticized one of the women's body.
This POS in California hurling racist and homophobic slurs wants to be famous.— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) September 13, 2021
Let's oblige him. pic.twitter.com/8hwUVZvAWf
In a September 13 video, Morris broke down many of the streamer's videos, titling it: “Racist live streamer Based_Surfer has PUBLIC FREAKOUT on ‘Karens’ for IP2 Community.” He played a clip from an incident where Based_Surfer, who was rejected by two women, called then "fat as f***". He ran away when one woman charged at him.
Morris said that the streamer was seen last month harassing a street vendor about the status of his vaccination, going to the extent of getting into a physical altercation with him. TikToker @TizzyEnt shared a clip of the man's interaction with the two White women, saying that he “wouldn’t have had the sack” to use the N-word had any Black people been around.
In a recent incident, a Black TikToker by the name of @olivia2005nicole2 recently took to TikTok to describe how she had to go through a suicide evaluation after her teacher used the N-word amid a class discussion. In the video, the TikToker can be seen in front of a green screen. No faces are visible during the conversation, but a discussion around race is audible.
In the past there have been several instances of harassment and discrimination raised online since Covid-19 set in. In another recent incident which brought to light the prevailing racism that continues to emotionally affect Black people, two White men allegedly harassed a Black woman at a supermarket in Texas while she was working for Instacart. A video of the incident posted by TikToker @deekotapa0 last week has been viewed over 2,00,000 times. In the video of the incident, which reportedly occurred at a Kroger store in Dallas, the woman can be seen shouting at a White man wearing a blue T-shirt, presumably after the harassment has already taken place.