Ravelry, a popular community website for knitters, crocheters, and other textile fans, has banned users from sharing posts expressing support for President Trump and his administration, saying support for the president is “undeniably support for white supremacy.”
“We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry,” said a Sunday statement posted on Ravelry. “This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.”
We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. More details: https://t.co/hEyu9LjqXa
— Ravelry (@ravelry) June 23, 2019
“We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy,” the site added. “Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.”
The site, which is the most popular online forum for knitting fans and boasts over 8 million users, noted that users will still have access to their data even if they or their project are removed from the website.
It also specified that users who support Trump are still welcome to use the Ravelry as long as they do not express that support on the website.
“We are definitely not banning conservative politics,” the statement said. “Hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions.”
According to its website, Ravelry is “a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration.”