Right-Wing Podcaster Jokes About Gay Captain America Contracting AIDS After Transphobic Diatribe

Right-wing YouTuber Steven Crowder, known for his racist and homophobic harassment of Vox journalist Carlos Maza, sparked fresh accusations of racism last week after mocking Black farmers.

On the March 16 edition of Louder with Crowder, streamed on YouTube, Crowder and his co-hosts engaged in a racist segment about Black farmers for which they were widely condemned.

Later that day, Bloomberg reported that the entire video was removed from YouTube for violating the platform’s coronavirus content policies.

The following day, guest host Dave Landau and other co-hosts doubled down on the show’s racism, transphobia, and homophobia, in a segment first highlighted by Media Matters.

Landau and co-hosts attacked Elliot Page for public comments Page made regarding his transgender identity.

The crew continuously misgendered Page, and Landau remarked, “The breasts will be auctioned off on eBay.”

They then moved on to mocking Marvel Comics’ announcement of a new gay Captain America character. Landau suggested that the character will contract AIDS.

“Marvel has reimagined Captain America to be a gay man,” Landau said. “Yeah, I guess — I don’t know if you’ve seen the picture of him, he does, he looks like a twink which I don’t get. Couldn’t he just be gay and look like Captain America always looks? Does he have to look like he sells ecstasy outside of a rave in the year 2001? Like he looks like he hacked up Angel Melendez and threw him in the river.”

Landau went on to claim that he had “obtained some exclusive new story details” about the introduction of Aaron Fisher. “Cap’s main conflict is not with the Nazis. No,” he said. “But instead he battles against complications arising from sharing his super serum needles.”

“Captain America brought AIDS into this office,” Landau went on. “Marvel is really playing catch up since DC actually did this first with AIDS Superman. Did you know that? Yeah. That’s a real ad in France to prevent AIDS. Because it’s not just kryptonite that affects Superman, it’s also three other, three letters that brought him to his final resting place. TLC.”