Lead article image

Jared Holt/Twitter

Conservatives fume after Charlie Kirk has ‘Bang Girls’ blast cash into TPUSA crowd

The Bang Girls were passing out cash.

 

Zachary Petrizzo

Tech

Posted on Dec 21, 2020   Updated on Dec 21, 2020, 2:17 pm CST

Charlie Kirk’s youth organization Turning Point USA (TPUSA) took heat on Twitter over having one of their sponsors, Bang Energy’s “Bang Girls” fire cash out of a cannon to high school and college-aged attendees on Sunday afternoon at their 2020 “Student Action Summit.”

“Folks, we are trying to get that thing [money cannon] rolling,” Bang Energy CEO Jack Owoc stated before cash began to fly on Sunday. “Let’s go, put some money in there, and let’s go!”

Over a 25-minute presentation from the CEO, TPUSA’s attendees were continually blasted with cash and hit with constant advertisements from the energy drink company.

Notably, following the clip being posted, conservatives online began to speak out against TPUSA.

There was also criticism from others on Twitter who correctly pointed out that the annual TPUSA conference—which was centered on fighting socialism—was giving out free cash.

The free cash handouts took place on Sunday, the second day of the 2020 youth conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. On the first day of the conference, attendees were locked out of the convention center due to coronavirus restrictions.


Read more of the Daily Dot’s tech and politics coverage

Nevada’s GOP secretary of state candidate follows QAnon, neo-Nazi accounts on Gab, Telegram
Court filing in Bored Apes lawsuit revives claims founders built NFT empire on Nazi ideology
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Say hi to the Donald for us’: Florida police briefed armed right-wing group before they went to Jan. 6 protest
Inside the Proud Boys’ ties to ghost gun sales
‘Judas’: Gab users are furious its founder handed over data to the FBI without a subpoena
EXCLUSIVE: Anti-vax dating site that let people advertise ‘mRNA FREE’ semen left all its user data exposed
Sign up to receive the Daily Dot’s Internet Insider newsletter for urgent news from the frontline of online.

Share this article
*First Published: Dec 21, 2020, 2:14 pm CST