Giving the reasons that why Daniel brought the town and renamed it, the YouTube cleared the air by his tweets. To protest against the ban on rainbow flags at US embassies during Pride month, instituted by Donald Trump’s administration. “I bought the whole town,” as he tweeted.
ahead of pride month Trump’s administration put a ban on embassy’s flying pride flags.— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 17, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/AKOcZm2Jvm
The 25-year-old YouTuber gave another reason which explained his action adding that he was told his whole life he would go to hell for being gay.
maybe ‘gay hell’ will be our ‘always’— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 18, 2019
YALL TOLD ME I WAS GONNA GO TO HELL FOR BEING GAY MY WHOLE LIFE SO I BOUGHT IT AND MADE IT FULLY GAY FUCK U HOMOPHOBES— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 17, 2019
Daniel, who has more than 500,000 subscribers on YouTube, tweets quoted, “The only flags allowed to fly are pride.”
i named it gay hell because those are the words to describe my personality— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 18, 2019
Later, Daniel in an interview said that his flag rule is intended as a joke and there will not be a ban on other flags.
THIS IS JOHN. HES THE BEST. THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING ME TO CARRY THE TORCH OF GAY HELL 🔥 pic.twitter.com/jfD5rRnOTd— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 17, 2019