A Facebook message posted minutes before Monday's horrific attack in Toronto appears to link suspect Alek Minassian to the same twisted subculture that inspired California mass killer Elliot Rodger in 2014. In the post, which Facebook has confirmed is genuine, Minassian praises Rodger as the "Supreme Gentleman" and declares: "The Incel Rebellion has already begun!" He was referring to the "involuntarily celibate" movement, which the Guardian describes as a "deeply misogynistic online subculture." Adherents rant against women and consider Rodger a hero for striking out at a world where they believe they are being unjustly deprived of sex because they are "beta males." More:
- "Chads and Stacys." The New York Times has more on the subculture, which derides sexually active men and women as "normies" or "Chads and Stacys." In his post, Minassian vowed: "We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys!"