The rise of the far right has become accelerated over the last few years, and the 2016 US Presidential elections together with the emergence of other Nationalist movements across Europe are pointers to this fact. Very few individuals have kindled the conservative fire like Mike Cernovich. He is an American social media personality, blogger, conspiracy theorist and a man with rather unconventional views about events that happen around the world.
Who is Mike Cernovich? Bio
Mike Cernovich was born on November 17, 1977, in Illinois, USA. His mother, Diana Lynn suffered from mental illness and Mike’s birth name was the same as his father’s – Michael John Cernovich. Mike was brought up in the farming town of Kewanee, Illinois and in a devout Christian home. Cernovich attended the University of Illinois and when that was done, he joined the Pepperdine University School of Law.
His career began when in 2004, Cernovich started a legal weblog titled Crime & Federalism. In his early work, he focused on men’s empowerment, anti-feminism and some guide on how to meet women. Throughout the years, Cernovich has found a way to constantly air his rather seemingly ‘unhinged’ views. In 2014, Gamergate was promoted by Cernovich with tweets such as “Who cares about breast cancer and rape? Not me.”
Gamergate was never far from controversy. Several women in the video game industry were harassed by internet trolls. Cernovich wrote his self-published help book, Gorilla Mindset in 2015. In it, he shared his views on how women should submit to “dominant alpha males.”
He became really influential when he became a part of the manosphere movement. He took his theories to the national level, falsely claiming during the United States presidential election of 2016, that Hilary Clinton was actually quite ill. He claimed she had a ‘seizure disorder’ and Parkinson’s disease. Thanks to the magic of the internet, by September of that year, the hashtag #HilarysHealth had become a trending topic on Twitter with 240,000 page views and his views were seen over 100 million times.
When the false conspiracy theory, Pizzagate came along saying that child sex rings were rampant in Washington, D.C, Cernovich helped to popularize the theory. Once Cernovich perceives one to be his opponent, he is quick to brand such a person or group as being pedophiles. But let’s not forget, Cernovich has written of his own questionable sexual exploits. Here is a run-down of his other controversial activities. Cernovich has accused the Democratic Party of making an assassination attempt on his life.
Mike has also criticized Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau for speaking at a gender-segregated mosque. He wrote in August 2012 that rape “does not exist.” Cernovich promoted the conspiracy theory that the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack in Syria was a hoax funded by an American financier. He linked the Sutherland Springs shooting to Antifa.
Cernovich has a rather murky sexual history. He was accused of rape in 2003 but was only convicted of misdemeanor battery. He has advised men to masturbate in front of women who are not willing to engage in sexual acts.
Mike Cernovich has been married twice in his life. He had gotten hitched to his first wife while he was still a law student in 2003. The marriage lasted up until 2011 when his first wife filed for divorce. While they were married, she became a successful attorney in Silicon Valley floating her company in the Stock Exchange and earning millions. When their divorce was finalized, Cernovich received a huge seven-figure sum as part of his divorce settlement. Cernovich claims the main reason his marriage to his first wife crumbled was that she yielded to feminist ideals.
Mike met his second wife, Shauna shortly after his divorce from his first wife. Shauna Cernovich was born Shauna Ghofranian and hails from a Persian Muslim family that migrated from Iran to the US. She earned her Bachelors degree in 2009 after studying at UC Irvine. Her working history lists a host of companies like BCBG Max Azria, CraveOnline Media LLC & Nordstrom. The couple live together in Southern California and have a child together, a daughter named Cyra Cernovich.
Body Measurements and Height
Mike Cernovich stands at a height of 1.82 meters which is approximately 5 feet 11 inches. Other body measurements and statistics of Cernovich aren’t available on the internet.