It wouldn't be the first time Heon "Hank" Jong Yoo made headlines, but this time it was for more than sh*tposting. The Tyler, Texas resident has been arrested on a federal warrant and was picked up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The arrest was related to false statements made during a recent firearms purchase.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hank Yoo shattered the glass ceiling. He will lead the Aryan Brotherhood to dominance with his superior Asian intellect. Win-win. <a href="https://t.co/nRpDBW0Z4R">pic.twitter.com/nRpDBW0Z4R</a></p>— Brendon Schaub's failed MMA career (@Huehueitgoofy) <a href="https://twitter.com/Huehueitgoofy/status/983596704493658112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 10, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Yoo had gained some acclaim for his social media presence the "Asian Nazi" who identifies as Neo-Confederate was taken into custody by the ATF on a sealed warrant according to the DOJ. Yoo's first appearance in court was on Monday. He was booked into the Smith County Jail Friday night and as of Monday, no bond has been set.
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Yoo was well-known in certain circles on YouTube and had attained the status of a living meme. Videos of him in full Confederate regalia, saber and all coupled with his rants against Black Lives Matter as well as his "Sieg Heil Taylor Swift" video.
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Despite the fact that many of his social media accounts have been deleted, a good deal of the mirrors of his interviews and other materials are available online. Yoo had previously spoken to the North Texas Daily, a student paper for the University of North Texas explaining that his goal was to "rile up as many liberals as possible." Quintessential Hank Yoo: "I'm proud to be prejudiced. I was made in America."