YouTube comic Elijah Daniel is making national headlines after buying the town of Hell, Michigan and renaming it “Gay Hell”.
Daniel made the announcement in a tweet on Monday, writing: “ahead of pride month Trump’s administration put a ban on embassy’s flying pride flags. so as of today, I am now the owner of Hell, Michigan. I bought the whole town. And my first act as owner, I have renamed my town to Gay Hell, MI. The only flags allowed to fly are pride.”
Daniel is the temporary owner of the town, according to its real owner John Colone, who had it on the market in 2016 for $900,000. According to Mashable, anyone can pay $100 to be mayor of the town for a day.
Daniel did that once before, and banned straight people.
Mashable adds: ‘Daniel, who’s engaged to fellow YouTuber Sam F, said he plans on eventually having his own wedding in Gay Hell. He says he bought the town “just because it’s funny” and he’s a self-described “asshole” who wanted to push boundaries for Pride. … At the end of the day, Daniel wants to spread one message with his Pride Month stunt. “F**k shit up, have fun,” he concluded.’
Said Colone: “When he showed up today, I said go ahead, enjoy yourself. We’re Michigan’s hysterical town. Everyone else is historical.”