White Nationalist Richard Spencer Loses Gym Membership After Brush With Professor

Georgetown University professor approaches Richard Spencer at a gym to give him a piece of her mind. Gym then revokes his membership. He says he doesn't understand why. 'I'm a model gym-goer.'

FILE PHOTO: Richard Spencer, a leader and spokesperson for the so-called ?alt-right? movement, speaks to the media at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017
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Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist who has taken credit for coining the phrase "alt-right," lost his gym membership after a confrontation with a Georgetown University professor.

According to BuzzFeed News, C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of foreign service, approached Spencer at the Old Town Sport & Health gym in Alexandria, Virginia last week.

"First, I want to note that this man is a supreme coward," Fair wrote in a Tumblr post. "When I approached this flaccid, sorry excuse of a man and asked ‘Are you Richard Spencer,' this pendulous poltroon said 'No. I am not.'"

Fair then "exploited the full range of my first amendment entitlements by telling him that this country does not belong to white men." 

Following the confrontation, the gym notified Spencer that his membership was terminated "effective immediately." Spencer told BuzFeed News that he doesn't know why the gym canceled his membership, adding that "I was a well-behaved member of this gym, I did not cause any controversy" and calling himself "a model gym-goer."

Spencer hosted a conference following Trump's November election that notoriously ended with audience members mimicking Nazi salutes as he shouted "hail Trump!" He was famously punched in the face on the sidelines of Trump's inauguration by a protester, and a video of the altercation has gone viral

He recently led a protest against the removal of a monument of a Confederate general in Charlottesville, Virginia. Spencer praised Donald Trump's "de-Judaification" of the Holocaust in February after the White House failed to mention Jews or anti-Semitism in their official statement.