Police: Gay YouTube Star Faked Hate Crime Against Himself


Calum McSwiggan, an LGBT lifestyle YouTuber, posted a picture on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter saying that he had been the victim of an anti-gay attack in West Hollywood. McSwiggan claimed to have been attacked by three men and suffered broken teeth and required stitches.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, however, the only person bashing McSwiggan was himself. A statement released by the department said that McSwiggan’s injuries were self-inflicted, and a booking photo seems to corroborate this claim. McSwiggan was arrested for vandalizing a car.

One minority group after the other posting or claiming abuse where turns out to be fake. These groups and individuals want everyone to rally to their cause and create an uproar built on a lie.


And the real abuses in the opposite direction are often ignored, or put aside.