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Erasing Hate From Streets Around the World

Hateful graffiti has met its match: Corey Fleischer. Now, the Montreal activist’s Erasing Hate movement has gone global.

Battle against Anti-Semitism

For 5 years, Corey Fleischer has shared videos of himself erasing hateful messages, symbols, and graffiti in Montreal. Through his social media posts and his Erasing Hate movement he’s built a global following. In 2015, the YMCAs of Québec awarded Fleischer a peace medal for his work with Erasing Hate. Survivors of the Holocaust who volunteer at the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center were also honored that year. He’s since erased hate symbols with Holocaust survivor Angela Richt, who was born in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the concentration camp where an estimated 1.1 million prisoners were murdered.

“If you watch me in my videos — and you see how enthusiastic I am. That's real deal. That is every time I do it. You're just seeing my emotions; you're seeing my feelings come out in the video. I put out a location on my social media. I put out the tools you'll need. I put the address and you'll literally see people running towards it. I could almost erase hate, you know, on the other side of the world faster than I can here in Montreal. Erasing Hate is the first movement of its kind that targets, locates, and eliminates hate speech anywhere in the world free of charge. I want to be able to show you guys at home how you’re able to make a difference with store-bought products. Here, I have nail polish remover. At that award ceremony, I had all 30 Holocaust survivors come to me and tell me how much it meant to me. That ceremony changed my life and I ended up leaving. And I got in my car and broke down. I was crying in my car for like 15 minutes from the magnitude of what transpired and, you know, it was important that it happened because that's when I started realizing that this was much bigger than myself.”

Fleischer says he’s excited for the next step in the evolution of Erasing Hate — a mobile app launching by early 2020.

Brut.

09/11/2019 11:58 AM
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49 comments

  • James D.
    09/11/2019 10:11

    He draws them on himself then takes them off

  • Nevin S.
    09/11/2019 10:17

    does he get rid of all the hate from pedowood?

  • Nedjm E.
    09/11/2019 10:21

    Gd luck bruh

  • Aron S.
    09/11/2019 10:22

    i wonder about his IQ?

  • Art P.
    09/11/2019 10:34

    Thank you Sir

  • Macivan P.
    09/11/2019 10:52

    Visual culture is powerful.

  • Janine T.
    09/11/2019 11:04

    This is a hero!!!

  • Caster J.
    09/11/2019 11:38

    Job!!!!!!

  • Hafsa R.
    09/11/2019 11:43

    👍

  • Alpa A.
    09/11/2019 12:16

    Good luck... 👍 By the way i didnt know that swastika is a sign of hate. We Indians draw it at every religious ritual. But hitler also used swastika sign as his symbol. Got it.

  • Brut
    09/11/2019 13:27

    Special thanks to Erasing Hate! Learn more about the movement:

  • Julio G.
    09/11/2019 14:32

    I think is a good idea.no hate among ourselves.instead help each other

  • Kenn S.
    09/11/2019 18:13

    You've earned your Wings!

  • Thib T.
    09/11/2019 19:02

    o7

  • Brut
    09/11/2019 20:27

    Check out Erasing Hate on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erasinghate/

  • Theresa W.
    09/11/2019 21:49

    We need you in the USA.

  • Marcelo C.
    09/11/2019 23:29

    Eu concordo totalmente chega de palhaçada

  • Faith M.
    09/12/2019 03:35

    You’re awesome! #erasehate

  • Joe M.
    09/12/2019 17:00

    Celtic cross???????????

  • Lakshya S.
    09/13/2019 14:58

    People need to understand That Swastika is also a religious symbol and has tons of different versions!