Writers for The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website directed at disaffected white teenage boys, joined in to promote the prank soon after it was launched, as did former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and other politically organized racists. Duke, for example, ran a headline on his website declaring, “It’s OK to Be White Campaign Sweeping the Nation!” That appeared on November 2, a full day before Carlson aired his segment.
Rose City Antifa, a group based in Portland, Oregon that tracks radical far-right groups, infiltrated an “It’s Okay to be White” discussion board on the gaming website Discord in early November, and found evidence of its more insidious undertones. One post, by a user named John Strasser, said: “IT’S OKAY TO HATE N—–S.”
“It’s fairly typical for white supremacists to speak one way in private and then present a cleaner image in public spaces for the point of attracting more people to their movement,” a spokesperson for Rose City Antifa told Newsweek about the group’s findings.