It was an awkward moment during public comment at last week’s regular West Hollywood council meeting, when a man spun a crazy tale surrounding an alleged art show in West Hollywood, children, Hunter Biden, crystal meth use, a Carl’s Jr spicy chicken sandwich, and how the COVID-19 vaccine made him impotent. But it turns out the man was only pretending to be suffering from some sort of psychosis. He is self-proclaimed king of conspiracy, Alex Stein, who hosts a podcast called Conspiracy Castle, which carefully labels itself as parody, comedy, and improv.
Stein alleged he attended an art show at Milk Studios “in West Hollywood” where he met Hunter Biden in a room-full of children. He said he and Hunter Biden became instant friends and the series of events that followed hits all the rightwing talking points: Hunter Biden; children; meth; needless; spoon; Joe Biden; laptop; Ukraine; vaccine booster; impotence; and Tucker Carlson. “What Hunter Biden did with that Uber driver and that spicy chicken sandwich was disgusting,” he said.
The looks on the faces of WeHo City council went from confused, disturbed, concerned, to tight-lipped smiles, to annoyed, in two minutes.
“I want people to see my video and not know whether or not it’s real,” Alex Stein told The Jewish Journal in a profile piece last month. “Questioning is almost as good as laughter. People need to ask questions.”
Unfortunately, Mr. Stein didn’t do his homework on West Hollywood’s city boundaries.
“Excuse me Mayor,” council member John D’Amico chimed in after Stein’s two minutes were up. “I think it’s important to note that Milk Studios is in the City of Los Angeles…”
Stein was proud of his moment before the West Hollywood City Council. He posted his public comment in his YouTube channel which has had 17.7K views as of the posting of this piece with 202 comments, mostly praising his trolling skills.