Pickup artist Julien Blanc has already been forced to leave Australia, and now people are campaigning for him to be blocked from entering the U.K. and elsewhere around the world.
Blanc describes himself as a dating coach, but his seminars and YouTube videos are often accused of promoting misogyny and sexual assault. In one viral video where he advises white men on how to pick up girls in Japan, he grabs a woman’s face and shoves it toward his crotch. His website, Pimp My Game, is equally explicit, with a front page that reads, “Make Girls BEG To Sleep With You After SHORT-CIRCUITING Their Emotional And Logical Mind.”
The campaign against Blanc is now a worldwide phenomenon. More than a thousand people have RSVP’d to a Berlin protest that describes him as a “rape coach,” while another petition with 280,000 signatures persuaded the Brazilian foreign ministry to bar Blanc from Brazil.