The Twitter account that posted Margaret Atwood’s home address has been linked to Antifa-aligned activist Kevin Metcalf. Metcalf was previously arrested for his extreme brand of activism, and faced charges after obstructing a police officer at an event in Hamilton in 2019.
Kevin Metcalf was identified by internet sleuths as the person behind the account @PoMo_Cowboy on Twitter. The account posted author Margaret Atwood’s home address and suggested people protest there. Despite the Tweet containing personal information shared without consent, the Tweet has not been removed by Twitter as of writing this article. Metcalf was slammed by a trans activist and writer for broadcasting Atwood’s home address.
Prefacing this with the fact that it's wildly inappropriate to broadcast someone's address, no matter if they're a public figure or not. That said… I'm loving that this one account I've never heard of that never mentioned transess speaks for all trans people now. pic.twitter.com/fWU1PYERGO
— Fox 🏳️🌈⚔ (@RohanTheMajesty) October 23, 2021
Margaret Atwood is facing criticism from the far-left outrage mob after sharing a Toronto Star article earlier in the week. According to the Independent:
Earlier this week, award-winning author Margaret Atwood shared an op-ed titled “Why Can’t We Say ‘Woman’ Anymore?” with her two million followers on Twitter. The otherwise unremarkable Toronto Star essay, written by Rosie DiManno, that questions the use of inclusive terms in health care was thrust into the center of social media consciousness.
For this, far-left activists and trans activists have labelled Atwood as a “TERF,” or a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. Antifa activist Metcalf took it a step further and posted Atwood’s home address and suggested protesting there. Writer Cathy Young pushed back, and suggested the Tweet should be reported for “targeted harassment.”
Would be a crying shame, too, if people were to report this for targeted harassment https://t.co/8Gv8zx1LCY
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) October 23, 2021
This is not the first time Metcalf has engaged in extreme, and possibly illegal, forms of activism. In 2019, he and several other Antifa-aligned protesters were arrested in Hamilton. In 2020, Metcalf went as far as writing a poorly sourced hit-piece on a journalist from BlogTO.
From @CTVNews, 2019:
Alaa Al Soufi has been charged alongside 33-year-old Kevin Metcalf for incidents at the speaking event that took place at Mohawk College.https://t.co/Vb0dy1aiLQ
— Mark Slapinski (@MarkSlapinski) October 24, 2021
Metcalf clarified in a tweet: “In a time of ‘work from home’, elites don’t get to cut themselves off from criticism of bad ideas just because the poor deliver everything to their homes. We are allowed to protest. I believe the hate, vitriol and malice of Atwood’s followers shows she deserves to be protested.” One Twitter user slammed Antifa for “picking on the elderly.”