April 23, 2024

On Monday, we learned that event planning/management site Eventbrite landed itself in hot water recently after it sent a message to the Davis College Republicans explaining why the November 3rd “Protecting Women’s Sports” event at the University of California, Davis featuring Riley Gaines as speaker (which is still on) was taken down from their site on grounds that it violated their woke terms of service.


“We do not allow content or events that… discriminate against, harass, disparage, threaten, incite violence against, or otherwise target individuals or groups based on their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, or disability,” the notice read.

The response to the news, as originally reported by Outkick – where Gaines hosts a podcast – was immediate, with users of the site deleting their accounts and even Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin directing his staff to remove his events off the site, especially after learning Eventbrite initially kept up LGBTQ-organized events that promoted support for Hamas  – pages that conveniently disappeared soon after the original story was published.

In response to the backlash, Eventbrite’s co-founder, Kevin Hartz, melted down, telling the sports news site to “go f*ck yourself” and crudely responded to another critic with a crack about sleeping with the person’s mom.

In an update to this story, things have gone from bad to worse, as now Eventbrite reps are hanging up on people who have called and inquired about their actions:


OutKick emailed Eventbrite to ask if it were true that its employees hung up on and blocked a caller who inquired about the pro-Hamas listings on its site.

As expected, Eventbrite did not respond.

So, we called the company using the same number that the reader provided. The lady who answered was quite kind. She didn’t give her name. I introduced myself and started to say “I noticed Eventbrite had listed several pro-Hamas … ” but she immediately hung up the phone.

I tried to call back but the call dropped after the automated voice service transferred me to an agent. Same with my second call back. And my third.

Like the OutKick reader, Eventbrite apparently blocked my number.

And then there was this:

Gaines, who understandably is about as unrelenting as it gets when it comes to people and groups who try to silence her, had this to say when she found out what was happening:


Moral of the story? Mess with the bull, be prepared to get the horns. 

Related: Riley Gaines Absolutely Schools AOC Over Hysterical ‘Misogyny’ Claim Against the GOP After Debate

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