Woke Feminist Publication ‘Affinity Magazine’ and Its Founder Have Dark Twitter Past

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By Ian Miles Cheong | 8:41 pm, March 19, 2017

Social justice magazines are a dime a dozen, but few of them compare to Affinity Magazine, which has seen a lot of growth over the past year due to its incessant virtue signaling on all matters “woke.” But its creator and the keeper of its Twitter feed, Evelyn Atieno, has a dark past she forgot to erase.

Evelyn Atieno

Users combing through the @TheAffinityMag Twitter timeline discovered some startling tweets dating back a few years that revealed a much different person from who she claims to be now.

Atieno’s regular slate of tweets includes things like callouts against Asians for “anti-blackness,” and support for feminist hip-hop artist Princess Nokia, who assaulted an audience member for calling her the wrong name.

Her newfound social awareness is in stark contrast to her anti-black tweets, which came to light with the Twitter hashtag #affinitymagisoverparty

Holy crap. Prior to Black Lives Matter, Atiano even speculated that the only reason people were going after Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, was because black people wanted to create “Civil Rights Movement 2.0.”

Atieno also spoke poorly of Mexicans, asking a Hispanic person if they’d made their 10th attempt crossing the U.S. border.

She also made assumptions about a musician, commenting on how he “looks like so Jewish in person,” but like a “rich Arab” on his album’s cover.

Evelyn Atieno has since released a public statement apologizing for her words on Twitter.

However, they ring absolutely hollow as Atieno herself shows no remorse for what she wrote. On Facebook, she treated the #affinitymagisoverparty like an actual party, and even justified some of the nastier things she wrote. She declared “all publicity is good publicity.”

Life comes at you fast.

Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at @stillgray on Twitter and on Facebook.