Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told an American blogger Roosh V to scram on Tuesday over news his “tribesmen” are organizing a meetup on city property this upcoming weekend.
Watson responded to a Twitter callout made by the controversial pick-up artist for supporters to meet across 10 Canadian cities on Feb. 6, including in Ottawa’s Arts Court Building.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi echoed Watson’s sentiments, as did Toronto Mayor John Tory.
On a list of 165 meeting points around the world, an instructional post advises interested participants to “identify your fellow tribesmen” by asking “a man you suspect is there for the meetup” if they know where they can find a “pet shop.”
“If you are asked this question, answer in the affirmative: 'Yes, it’s right here,'” the post reads. “This is a meeting for heterosexual men only.”
Other cities, including Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Windsor and Winnipeg, are also on the list.
In Toronto, police say this weekend’s event is known to them.
Roosh V, whose real name is Daryush Valizadeh, known for his rape-promoting misogyny and homophobic affectations, was also called out last year by Tory.
On Tuesday, the controversial pick-up-artist hinted he may change his plans from attending the Washington D.C. event and fly to Ottawa instead.
He responded to Tory and Nenshi by puffing his chest out and bragging about his visit to Toronto last year.
We're sure your respect is exactly what they're looking for, Roosh.
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