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There’s a Town in Michigan Now Named Gay Hell

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Elijah Daniel is putting in the work this pride.

Welcome to Gay Hell.

That's what the sign says in a small town in Michigan established in 1841 after Elijah Daniel, a popular YouTuber, internet prankster, and stunt maker, purchased the place -- according to him.

"Ahead of Pride Month, Trump's administration put a ban on embassy's flying Pride flags," Daniel wrote to Twitter in his announcement. "So as of today, I am now the owner of Hell, Michigan. I bought the whole town. And as my first act as owner, I have renamed by town to Gay Hell, MI. The only flags allowed to fly are Pride."

We love a decisive dictator, even if his welcome sign is a bit ... home made.

Daniel's act -- however constitutional it may or may not be -- sees him joining a host of embassies pushing back against Trump's directive by flying Pride flags.

This isn't the first time that Daniel has had dealings with Hell, Michigan, a town of reportedly only about 70 people. In 2017 he bought the mayorship for a day, in a policy that the locals have as a tourist attraction. Then, he decided to shake up the place too: he banned hetrosexuality. We were required to stan, and still do to be frank.

By the end of the day, as is policy custom, Daniel was impeached and all of his directives rolled back.

In case you were wondering, sadly the purchase of Hell also seems to be temporary, as Daniel revealed to NBC News. As the whole place is only about five acres, it was all really just to make a point.

"I have a young audience who is 16 to 24 who would not be involved in politics if it wasn't in a funny or meme way," Daniel told NBC News. "I'm just trying to have fun and get my audience politically active."

Daniel has also launched a career as a rapper, written fanfiction about Trump, and in January said he was engaged to his friend and sometimes music collaborator DJ Woke.

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