Huffington Post Defended Racist Article Against Whites Before Being Forced To Remove It
Huffington Post
(Last Updated On: April 16, 2017)

Someone writing under the pseudonym of Shelly Garland, a philosophy student at a supposed university, wrote a blog fort the Huffington Post entitled “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?” The piece was published on April 13th, 2017, and advocated for the removal of white males from being eligible to vote in South Africa.

The Huffington Post did a follow-up article on April 14th, 2017, with writer Verashni Pillay, the editor-in-chief for the South African branch of the Huffongton Post, defending the piece and mocking those who called it out for being racist. The only thing is… the original article went against the South African code of ethics for press outlets… and it had to be removed.

Instead of actually retracting the piece or fact checking the author, Pillay’s original follow-up was titled “This Blog on White Men Is Going Viral. Here’s Our Response.” It proceeded to mock those who found Garland’s piece racist, and Pillay even posted excerpts from e-mails of people who were not appreciative of the piece.

The hubris with which the Huffington Post defended an article advocating racism and fascism quickly caught the attention of Kotaku in Action, a sub-Reddit hub centered on covering ethical lapses and narrative agendas in media journalism.

In the original defense article on the Huffington Post, Pillay wrote…

“The Huffington Post South Africa has received an onslaught of messages and comments from those angered by the blog, particularly via our email address inviting corrections from our readers.


“It would appear that perhaps much of the outcry derives from a very poor reading of the article — or perhaps none at all. Dismantling the patriarchal systems that have brought us to where we are today, a world where power is wielded to dangerous and destructive ends by men, and in particular white men, necessarily means a loss of power to those who hold it. A loss of oppressive power. Those who have held undue power granted to them by patriarchy must lose it for us to be truly equal. This seems blindingly obvious to us.”

One of the e-mails that Pillay shared was similar in response to the people who called out former BioWare developer Manveer Heir for his racist remarks about whites during the promotion of Mass Effect: Andromeda, where one person wrote…

“Lets do an experiment: 1 – copy this article in MS word 2- Hit “Ctrl+R” and replace “White men” with any other group, gender or ethnic background. 3 – Read the article again…Are you offended? If you are, why are you printing this garbage?”

That particular point is never addressed in Pillay’s defense of Garland’s piece, and instead she stands by the piece, defending its original intentions.

However, Huffington Post was forced to reassess the blog post from Garland when it turned out that they couldn’t seem to trace Garland back to being a real person.

Pillay and the Huffington Post staff were then forced to remove Garland’s piece, and they re-arranged the defense article into an apology.

The piece published on April 14th, 2017 had its title and contents changed on April 15th, 2017 to read “White Men And The Vote: Why We Took The Blog Down”.

Pillay wrote…

“We have done this because the blog submission from an individual who called herself Shelley Garland, who claimed to be an MA student at UCT, cannot be traced and appears not to exist.


“We have immediately bolstered and strengthened our blogging procedures that, until now, have operated on the basis of open communication and good faith. From now on, bloggers will have to verify themselves.”

Pillay also had to retract their stance of supporting the racism espoused in Garland’s piece, since they had to reaffirm their alignment with the Preamble of the South African Constitution, which can be found on the official South African government website, where it states that “[…] the people of South Africa believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.”

Pillay went on to add that the post also violated section 5 of the South African Press Code, which covers discrimination and hate speech, with 5.2 explicitly mentioning that media should not publish material that can be construed as propaganda to incite violence or the advocacy of hate toward another race (regardless of ethnicity). Pillay wrote…

“In addition, Huffington Post South Africa is a signatory to and supporter of the South Africa Press Code. We support free expression as limited by the following value as set out in that code.”


“We apologise for the oversight. We welcome further discussion.”

Readers were none too happy about this turn of events, but some people who espouse the liberal extremist views attempted to defend Garland and the alleged advocacy of racism against whites. Many others stated that such propaganda was dangerous and only furthered the “hate-bait” campaign that the media has been utilizing these last few years.

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  • anopolis

    whaaaaaaa??!!!?? the huff being a group of asshats?? the hell you say! next you’ll tell me CNN is bias…this is bulllshit

  • durka durka

    ” and advocated for the removal of white males from being eligible to vote in South Africa.”

    Ok, now again

    ” and advocated for the removal of white males from being eligible to vote in South Africa.”

    Nope, doesnt make any more sense than the first time i heard it.

    These retards dont seem to get that you are not fighting a war against the right by being a revengefull cunt. You dont do to them what you think in your fucked up mind, they want to do to you especially with innocent peope caught in the crossfire.

  • Bamf

    And you know who else was a white male…..?

    That’s right! Mr. Rogers!


    LMAO. They didn’t pull the article over some bullshit excuse of an “author not being real”. They pulled it because they got so much fucking shit for it.

  • Let’s be honest here. It’s never been the entire Caucasian race they demonize.

    It’s only white MEN they have a problem with.

    Aside from that very brief period of blaming white women for Donald Trump becoming president, the fact remains that white women are still treated like victims, princesses and goddesses. The average white woman have never been the targets of mainstream media demonization.

    It’s a race war sure enough, but it’s actually more of a gender war against men when you look further into the mainstream media’s ideology.

    • Also, I remember when the Huffington Post posted that photo of their staff in a room, all of
      which were women. And they claimed it was “diversity” and

      So diverse and inclusive that they had to exclude men.

      The photo was of course a deliberate attempt to create outrage, but still it just goes to show what this cancer of a news outlet is about.

  • So, what’s next for Huffington Post? Concentration camps for white men mayhap?

    • mikebrand83

      By the SJWs’ own standards, people can’t get away with saying offensive things with the “it’s just a joke excuse”.

      Radical feminists like Julie Bindel have used the put men into concentration camps “joke” many times.

      Which is food for thought, given how accusations of racism and sexism from SJWs are almost always projections of their own racism and sexism… Not to mention that even Bindel has been attacked by SJWs for not being radical “progressive” enough for their liking!

      • Reverse it and instead have a Men’s Rights Activist write a joke article about how women are spoilt whiny children who need to be put in concentration camps.

        Suddenly SJWs and feminists will not see this kind of article as a joke any more.

        • mikebrand83

          Don’t even need to go there, really.

          We just need to look at their reaction to the “Meninist” movement’s talking point as somehow espousing “hate speech”, while they remain completely oblivious to the sheer irony.

          • They’re not “oblivious”, they’re intellectually dishonest and biased hypocrites, and they know it.

            Saying that they’re just “completely oblivious” is giving them credit because it makes the assumption that they’re innocent. They’re not.

            These people do not deserve a microbe of credit nor respect.

  • Alistair

    lol they took down a article and blame it on the Invisible woman excues.

    Remember “They no such thing as sexist and racist against whites males” only 1 kind of sexist and racist.

    It bullshit and SJWs are full of it.

  • Teresa Williams


    The article was written to expose racist, sexist nonsense in the SA media.

    • Excellent. Thanks for the link. Just fired off an e-mail. I’ll likely do a follow-up if things work out.

      • Teresa Williams

        The formal apology is even more insulting – they apologise for the “hoax”, but not for the racism!

        • They’ll never apologize for trying to push people toward a race war. That appears to be their end-game. To get people riled and angry, and they certainly won’t stop, even though various mainstream outlets have been trolled like this before.

          • Alistair

            Well i have no sympathy for the huff post they can Rot in hell, same games to others regression left websites out there.

            It not just race wars, it also a cultural wars, i bet if you give a regressions a game out of your earn cash.

            They wont say thank you for the free game but find other ways to use it on they agenda heavy war wagon.

          • This is true… they’re also pitting classes against classes, and religions against religions. The Muslim vs everybody narrative is really ramping up fast, along with the race and migrant issue. The media seems to be salivating over the idea of seeing the world thrown into turmoil and irreparable chaos.

          • The Renegade Report

            Hi Billy, we wrote the piece that has been linked on Cliff Central. Let me know if you need anything further from us. Our email address is [email protected]. Best, RR

          • Hey thanks, I’ll send you an e-mail shortly with a few more questions regarding your piece.

          • fenshing

            The regressive left believes in Utopia and the only way to get to Utopia, or as Obama called it “collected salvation”, is to destroy everything now and rebuild it from the ground up. Anything that does not look to the State as it’s lord and savor needs to be ripped down.

            It’s why SJWs love Islam because it attacks Christianity, look at Europe right now, even though Islam abuses women and gays in the harshest ways imaginable. I guess they think they will deal with Islam once all Christians are gone… wait… that takes for granted the idea that they “think” and we know that’s not the case!

            What I find funny is that if that happened, world collapsing, don’t they understand that white male conservatives would win? We have the guns! (My sister posited that to me one day.)

          • What I find funny is that if that happened, world collapsing, don’t they understand that white male conservatives would win? We have the guns! (My sister posited that to me one day.)

            Actually…. Asians would win.


          • fenshing

            Hmmm… Now I want to see a Rednecks vs Robots Syfi Channel original movie!

          • LOL I would almost be tempted to pay for that… almost.

          • durka durka

            “It’s why SJWs love Islam because it attacks Christianity, look at Europe right now,”

            You mock it but Erdogan in combination with various isamist groups in nearby countries wants to take over europe of the next few decades by turning it into islam.

            The dumbasses at EU shoud start boycotting him and ban all musims, kick them out of nato too.

            Islam is not western it is against a western ideas. You may be safe in USA but Europe is fucked.

          • fenshing

            Yeah, one of my Ex girlfriends was Polish, raised in Communist Moscow and went to school in Britain, and I’ve had a lot of friends from Europe. They use to say they were being conquered slowly but now it’s crazy and the people in power are just letting it happen. Kinda like how the Democrats in the US don’t care how many jobs are lost to illegals, like my brother’s brick mason business, as long as they can get them the right to vote. Since they will vote to keep them in power.

          • Phasmatis75

            Wonder what they’re going to do when white people win that Race War? It’s going to be bloody and a lot of people are going to simple get purged. We had one a few years back near us in Benton Harbor. Someone riled up the blacks and in an instant they got their teeth caved in. Don’t think we had many deaths, but property damage was pretty bad from what I hear.

          • durka durka

            “Wonder what they’re going to do when white people win that Race War?”

            I dont see that happening white peope have stoped having chidren, from usa to europe to russia, seems more ikely to me musims food europe with their constant unprotected sex.

          • Phasmatis75

            White people start fighting back and Anifa get’s it’s teeth kicked in. Reminds me of that quote about the lion and everything harassing it until it gets up and tears the shit out of everything.

            Genocide quickly remedies the problems you mention.

  • AlecJ

    Saw this train wreck happen in real time……

    HuffPo writers (when they actually exist) are rarely any more thoughtful or intellectually honest, anyway.

    Seriously though, i think they know who wrote this article and are protecting them from penalty. You’re telling me they run pieces from random emails with no identity which can be verified?

    I dont buy it.

    I predict this story is not over yet.

  • Gorgon

    Man, I wonder why does MSM keep losing readers, it can’t be because they print racist articles against a giant chunk of their audience, can it?

  • Disqusted

    The hair on that Vivian artwork looks nice.

    Huffingpaint Post sucks. Staff consisting of mostly white women complaining about whites.

    • RichardGristle

      Nothing worse than liberal upper middle class White girls (that have never lived anywhere other than secluded suburbs) preaching to people about diversity and anti-Whiteness.