THE controversial anti-woman campaigner, so-called “legal rape” advocate, and leader of online “neomasculinist” group Return of Kings has been known to publicly express homophobic and transphobic views.

Daryush Valizadeh, also known as “Roosh V”, has been receiving lots of Australian media attention in the past few days, due to the so-called “tribal meetings” planned in locations such as Sydney’s Hyde Park.

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Public outcry has led to calls for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to ban Valizadeh from the country, a move which Dutton is yet to make a direct decision on even though Valizadeh has reportedly not even applied for a visa yet.

Some of Daryush’s articles published on the Return of Kings website about homosexual men in the US are examples of what appears to be a cult worshipping the worst features of hypermasculinity.

For example, in 2014 article on HIV and AIDS, Valizadeh writes: “Male homosexuality is not monogomy, hand-holding, and baking—it’s ass fucking an insane amount of strange men, often without protection and without any care of not spreading HIV.”

The Star Observer refuses to provide link back to the original article, but here are few screenshots of further passages from the same article quoted above:

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Return of Kings also believes in an imminent doomsday, its brand of apocalypse conspiracy being “population collapse theory” –  which refers to how the “progressive agenda” will destroy its host culture through de-population and destruction of “traditional” family structures, enabled by the “promotion of sterile human relationships in the form of homosexuality and transsexuality” and how they “can’t possibly result in the creation of life”

The “tribal meetings” organised by Return of Kings are also only for cisgender, heterosexual men. The first two questions on the meet-up’s FAQ page are: “Can I bring a female friend, girlfriend, lover, or wife?” and “Can I come if I’m a homosexual or transexual?”.

The responses to both questions are in the negative.

Editor’s note: The Star Observer is strongly against all forms of misogyny and sexism, and proud to support the #ClickSomethingElse social media campaign which began in response to Valizadeh. Here’s a link to Lou’s Place, a community-based daytime refuge for women in crisis, homeless, feeling isolated or in need of support: www.lousplace.com.au

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