The former shock jock turned “left-wing” blogger is not the superhero he makes himself out to be.
Dean Blundell, a former Toronto radio host fired for homophobic commentary, has re-branded himself as a left-wing Twitter superhero.
However, many of Blundell’s new-found friends are blind to his dark past. While he currently advocates for women’s rights, he has a history of advocating for violence against them.
Dean Blundell has fallen from grace, and is a shell of what he used to be, at least in terms of popularity. He runs a low-traffic blog, which receives a fraction of the attention his radio show used to get.
Possibly as an effort to clear up his conscience, he has moved to the left. While he has positioned himself as a left-wing ally, he is nothing of the sort. Not to say he’s an ally of the right, because he certainly isn’t. He’s nobody’s ally.
Leftists should know that Blundell has a well-documented history of advocating for violence against women.
Back in 2012, Dean Blundell referred to women on his radio show as “bitches” and “skanks” then directly advocated for violence against them.
The incident was so egregious the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) investigated. It determined that Blundell “sanctioned violence,” contrary to the Code of Ethics. According to the CBSC media release:
The broadcast conversation occurred on November 13, 2012. At the Toronto Remembrance Day ceremony, people had apparently protested Canada’s military involvement in Afghanistan. Blundell and his co-hosts spoke with a man who had got into a fight with a male protestor.
Blundell and his co-hosts expressed approval for the man’s actions against the protestor with comments such as “Oh, you dummied him!”, “Good for him!” and “thanks for doin’ that”. They also asked him if he got “laid” by his girlfriend afterwards because she was proud of him.
Some of the other protestors were female; the program hosts called them “bitches” and “skanks” and stated “I wish there were bigger girls around that didn’t share their views that just dummied them too.”
Dean Blundell’s offensive and derogatory remarks were not without consequence. It is speculated Blundell lost his long-time radio sidekick Todd Shapiro after this embarrassing incident.
This is far from Blundell’s only blunder. Blundell has been sanctioned for making inappropriate comments about children and joking about incest.
He has been described as a bully and a hard person to work with. Even in 2022, his blog is rampant with fake news, conspiracy theories, and unverified rumours. Most people wouldn’t know this, because barely anyone reads it.
If any leftists are reading this, this is your warning. Dean Blundell is not the person he makes himself out to be.
UPDATE: This article was updated on Sep. 15, 2022 and slightly reworked. Read more about our editorial standards.
NOTE: This article contains the author’s opinion.
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