(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Catturd, a popular anonymous internet personality known for his humorous jabs at left-wing politics, faced a harrowing swatting incident while live-streaming his podcast, In the Litter Box with Jewels and Catturd.
This alarming event followed the doxxing of his identity by unhinged left-wing critics, marking yet another apparent attempt to silence conservative voices.
In his own words, Catturd described the chilling episode to his over 2 million followers on Monday. “I was just swatted during my podcast,” the man behind the account said. “The caller pretended to be me and told the cops – ‘I’ve stabbed someone, had a gun, and was going to kill myself.’”
So, I was just swatted during my podcast.
The caller pretended to be me and told the cops – “I’ve stabbed someone, had a gun, and was going to kill myself.”
This is the result of being doxxed over and over by leftist outlets. You can imagine how dangerous this is.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) September 25, 2023
The account bluntly blamed his doxxing for the dangerous swatting. “This is the result of being doxxed over and over by leftist outlets,” he said. “You can imagine how dangerous this is. I’m okay, the pets are okay, and the local cops were fantastic.”
Catturd had been a target of doxing in the past months, with several accounts sharing his name and alleged residency. However, despite the shock, he reassured his followers he will remain active on social media. “Thanks for your concern. I’ll continue to talk truth to power,” the person continued. “I won’t stop. Love you all.”
The swatting event sparked widespread online support, with the hashtag #Catturd trending on Twitter. Parody account il Donaldo Trumpo expressed solidarity with, “AMERICA STANDS WITH CATTURD!!!” Meanwhile, political commentator Juanita Broaddrick condemned the malicious act as “evil.”
AMERICA STANDS WITH CATTURD!!! pic.twitter.com/EGS5PprZzA
— il Donaldo Trumpo (@PapiTrumpo) September 25, 2023
Swatting appears to have become a tool aimed at attacking those who oppose the left. Just last year, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., became the subject of swatting a whopping six times.
“Swatting is a very serious crime,” Greene said on Oct. 25, shortly after the six swatting. “The caller wants to have their victim murdered by police. But it is also a giant abuse of police resources and time, which is another reason it is a serious crime. God bless my local police.”
I was swatted for the 6th time last night.
Swatting is a very serious crime.
The caller wants to have their victim murdered by police.
But it is also a giant abuse of police resources and time, which is another reason it is a serious crime.
God bless my local police.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 25, 2022