Conservative YouTube commentator Steven Crowder is the subject of online mockery after a meltdown he had due to being tricked into debating liberal podcaster Sam Seder on the latest episode of the H3 Podcast with Ethan Klein.
Crowder became upset when Klein added Seder as a surprise guest to the planned debate, who Crowder has been accused of avoiding debating in the past.
"Oh no, it's Sam Seder! What a f***ing nightmare! I had no idea this was going to happen," he says. "I had no idea this was going to happen. I thought Ethan was a standup guy."
Whether or not Crowder was joking or if the whole thing was planned is unclear.
"I told you, I guarantee you he would do anything he can to avoid a debate," he said before mentioning Klein's recent feud with Trisha Paytas, saying, "He just takes advantage of women with mental health issues."
"Let's debate Stephen, don't be a coward," Klein said. "Debate the issues."
Seder, who hosts The Majority Report, defended Klein, saying, "Yeah, but you, you would do anything to avoid talking to me."
"Sam, I don't start debates with people based on lies!" Crowder said before shutting off his webcam.
Watch the video below:
Ethan Klein Debates Steven Crowder (Ft. Sam Seder) - H3 Podcast # 248 www.youtube.com
The situation sparked mockery on Twitter:
A lot of people are calling Steven Crowder a coward and a fool for running from Sam Seder but the thing is those people are exactly right.— Stefan Sirucek 4' 11" IQ 3000 (@Stefan Sirucek 4' 11" IQ 3000) 1624385896.0
I was looking forward to this because I wanted Sam Sedar to expose Steven crowder for the babbling idiot he is, but… https://t.co/th9s8Gmu2h— Mightykeef (@Mightykeef) 1624371694.0
The aftermath of the Steven Crowder/Sam Seder debate. https://t.co/qjfDDyJmaX— New American Left (@New American Left) 1624383104.0
Steven Crowder is very against surprising people for debates https://t.co/55BTnZS754— Liam Harrington (@Liam Harrington) 1624371636.0
When Steven Crowder trends on Twitter, I think about how Fox News fired him and then "a senior-level source" slamme… https://t.co/pZ9TlP6QZX— Eric Hananoki (@Eric Hananoki) 1624375892.0
Seeing Steven Crowder run for the hills in that “debate” was a perfect start to my day. https://t.co/7eTTyZV3E5— Kahlief “Shaded Internationally” Adams (@Kahlief “Shaded Internationally” Adams) 1624377127.0
This is the top post on Steven Crowder’s subreddit right now. https://t.co/ouYZjSIliv— KnowSomething 🐵 (@KnowSomething 🐵) 1624374275.0
Does a single second go by on any day where Steven Crowder isn't the biggest loser on the internet?— CircleToonsHD (@CircleToonsHD) 1624370246.0