YouTuber buys Michigan town and calls it Gay Hell to protest Trump
A 25-year-old YouTuber called Elijah Daniel has bought the small town of Hell in Michigan and renamed it Gay Hell to protest US President Donald Trump’s ban on US embassies flying rainbow flags during Pride month.
Daniel said in a tweet, “Ahead of pride month Trump’s administration put a ban on embassy’s flying pride flags. so as of today, I am now the owner of Hell, Michigan.”
“I bought the whole town,” he said on Tuesday (June 18). “And my first act as owner, I have renamed my town to Gay Hell, MI. The only flags allowed to fly are pride.”
Daniel told NBC News that his flag rule is a joke, and there will not be a ban on other flags.
The gay YouTuber has over half a million YouTube subscribers.
“I have a young audience who is 16 to 24 who would not be involved in politics if it wasn’t in a funny or meme way,” Daniel said to NBC.
“I’m just trying to have fun and get my audience politically active,” he said.
The town is 15 miles from Ann Arbour and has a population of around 70 people.