41 Year Old Web Star #32. "[23] In response, Benjamin has said that his targets were not black or homosexual, and he claimed that the word "nigger" is not offensive in Britain as it is in the United States. If the ultimate goal in this social media game is to make people memorize your name, then Sargon of Akkad has definitely arrived. [44][45] The University of the West of England cancelled a hustings event for fears of disturbances and Exeter Cathedral banned him a few days later from a separate election event it was hosting. Until last Monday, Carl Benjamin was a largely unknown 36-year-old married father of two, who made YouTube videos railing against political correctness from his comfortable house in Swindon. [38] He has stated that he is an atheist. [11] One Los Angeles Times opinion columnist wrote of the incident calling it "alarming to see copyright law used to stifle debate in the public square. Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) was born on September 1, 1979 at Swindon, England. His educational background is also not known. "[49] Vice has criticised Benjamin for a "sense of purist thinking and a logic-before-all attitude" that ignores the complexity of topics related to race and gender. "[25], In March 2018, North London Antifa protesters broke into a scheduled discussion between Benjamin and Yaron Brook by King's College London's Libertarian Society at the school. His brand of provocative opinionating seems to be a lucrative business as his YouTube channel is getting noticed more and more each day by the media and various socio-political institutions. "[12][13] Benjamin later said he was not present with the intention of harassing Sarkeesian, stating he would like to know how she "would like to be approached. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. ", "Wiltshire Police investigated MEP candidate over 'rape' tweet", "Man Tells MP Jess Phillips 'People Should Be Able To Joke About Raping Her, "Ukip candidate brands Labour MP Jess Phillips a 'b*tch' and doubles down on rape comments at chaotic campaign launch", "Ukip leader attacks Farage party at EU elections launch", "UKIP candidate not sorry for rape comments", "British MP 'sick' at interview with Ukip candidate who joked about raping her", "Carl Benjamin claims survivors of sexual assault have thanked him for joking about raping MP Jess Phillips", "How a right-wing troll and a Russian Twitter account created 2016's biggest voter fraud story", "YouTube Cracks Down on Far-Right Videos as Conspiracy Theories Spread", "Ukip MEP candidate blamed feminists for rise in misogyny", "Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin accused Jewish people of 'identity politics' over the Holocaust", "Examining the Right Wing British Blowhards Using YouTube to 'Prove Everybody Wrong, "Patreon, Carl Benjamin and the New Puritanism", "The British have made throwing milkshakes at the far-right a thing", "YouTube's LGBTQ restriction isn't censorship. Carl was born on 1st September 1979 in England. Official Sites. [24][27], The son of a sergeant in the Royal Air Force, Benjamin is married and has two children.