After this weekend's heinous violence in Charlottesville, one unlikely figure has quickly become the new face of the anti-facist resistance. Previous credits include...starring in a video game?!
Following the atrocious actions exerted by white supremacists this weekend, communities all across the country joined together in peaceful resistance.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal was one of many leaders who stood with the masses against hate, racism, bigotry, and fascism.
Following this gathering, though, all the Twitterverse could focus on was one surprising resistance supporter situated to his right.
Sonic the Hedgehog!
Audience member Ben Aech was wearing a Sonic the Hedgehog hat and shirt featuring the slogan, “Sonic says no to fascism and racism.”
Because of course he was.
Twitter immediately catapulted this T-shirt into viral stardom, citing Sonic as the new face of the anti-fascist resistance.
SEGA’s Sonic has long since been adored by video game nerds worldwide.
Could he be the perfect adversary primed to fight the rising tide of hate sweeping through this country?
Twitter think yes.
This isn't the first time Ben has worn his now-viral T-shirt.
He first wore it while attending the March for Science back in April of this year.
Now, it’s plastered all over Twitter.
Twitter just can't get enough of Sonic the fascist-fighting hedgehog.
The shirt is pretty excellent.
As is Ben’s reasoning for why Sonic should indeed be the face of the resistance…