Loser.com is now redirecting visitors to Vladimir Putin's Wikipedia page, the website's latest target in a list that includes Donald Trump and Kanye West
Loser.com has found a new target: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In recent years, Loser.com has redirected visitors to the Wikipedia pages of various celebrities and politicians.
Previous targets include former presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, as well as Kanye West.
Visitors to Loser.com are now being redirected to the Wikipedia page for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin is the latest target of Loser.com owner Brian Connelly, who has used the site in recent years to troll and shame politicians and celebrities.
In 2016, after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump placed second in the Iowa caucus, Loser.com redirected to Trump's Wikipedia page. Trump came second to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was also running in the 2016 presidential election.
A year earlier, Connelly targeted Kanye West, now known as Ye.
Connelly said he was inspired to redirect users to Ye's Wikipedia page after he watched the rapper crash the stage at the 2015 Grammy Awards when Beck won Album of the Year. Ye issued a public apology in 2017, but the moment stuck with Connelly.
"Watching that man bully Taylor Swift on national television? That was horrible," Connelly told The Daily Beast. "And watching it happen a second time at the Grammys, I thought it was a scripted part of the show. When I realized it wasn't, I was like, 'Oh, this motherfucker.'"
Loser.com has been a registered domain since 1997, The Washington Post reported.
Connelly previously said he also uses the webpage to spread awareness.
When Barack Obama, for example, was running for office in 2008, Connelly redirected Loser.com to his Wikipedia page to encourage people to register to vote, he said.
"That wasn't against Obama's election!" he said, according to The Hill.
Other targets include former presidential candidate Al Gore and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
While it's unclear when the site started to redirect visitors to Putin's Wikipedia page, it's likely to have happened sometime after Russia launched an unprovoked invasion into Ukraine on February 24. Since the attacks began, more than 3.3 million Ukrainians have fled the country, according to data from the United Nations Refugee Agency.
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