Police direct attendees off the boat. Picture: Andrew Batsch

#TakeDownJulienBlanc News

This list will be continuously updated as the backlash against PUA “seminars,” RSD and Julien Blanc receive additional media coverage.

November 12, 2014

Daily Life: Boycott Against Pickup Artist Julien Blanc Spreads to Canada, Japan, and the UK by Rob Moran
TIME: Is This the Most Hated Man in the World? by Megan Gibson
Western Daily Press: Stop sexist racist “pick up artists” from touring UK teaching men how to abuse women”
VICE: This Canadian Pick-Up Artist Bragged About Forcing Sex On a “Slut Whore” by Patrick McGuire
The Age: Hating the search for love by Sam de Brito

November 11, 2014

CJAD News: Online campaign calls for ‘dating guru’ to be kept out of Canada
Metro.fr: Comment internet a battu Julien Blanc, le “coach en séduction” aux méthodes sexistes et racistes

November 07, 2014

The Guardian: Protesters force US ‘pick-up artist’ Julien Blanc to quit Australian tour by Melissa Davey The Australian: Pick-up artist Julien Blanc forced out of Australia after protests Daily Mail: Sleazy pick-up artist Julien Blanc flees the country… as recording reveals he thinks his ‘choking’ technique makes him a ‘rock star celeb’ like Russell Brand by Daniel Piotrowski, Freya Noble and Louise Cheer Brisbane Times: Julien Blanc fans’ ‘walk of shame’ (Video | 01:40) Herald Sun: Julien Blanc: Protests shut down seminar given by his buddy by Tom Minear and Liam Quinn ABC: Julien Blanc, self-described ‘pick-up artist’ who promotes choking women, leaves Australia amid outrage over seminars Daily Life: #TakeDownJulienBlanc: Julien Blanc leaves Australia with his tail between his legs Northern Rivers Echo: Julien Blanc is a racist sexual predator and must be stopped by Jenn Li


November 06, 2014


The Age: Protesters scupper pick-up artist Julien Blanc’s Yarra River seminar in Melbourne by Steve Lillebuen
BBC: #BBCtrending: The campaign to block a ‘pick-up artist’ by Sam Judah
The Guardian: Julien Blanc, the ‘female attraction’ expert, glorifies sexual violence. The fewer seminars he holds, the better by Somayya Ismailjee
Buzzfeed: Australian Government Deports Notorious “Pick-Up Artist” Julien Blanc
Bustle: #TakeDownJulienBlanc Fights Back Against The Most Loathsome Pick-up Artist Yet by Emma Cueto
The Independent: Julien Blanc is a racist sexual predator teaching men to prey on women like me – he must be stopped by Jenn Li
SBS: #TakeDownJulienBlanc: Melbourne protesters rally against ‘sexist’ pick up artists
Daily Life: More venues refuse to host pick-up artist Julien Blanc thanks to #TakeDownJulienBlanc campaign
Headline & Global News (HNGN): ‘Dating Coach’ Julien Blanc Promotes Sexual Assault by Amanda Bernocco

November 05, 2014

The Japan Times: Let’s ensure no happy returns to Japan for this vile ‘dating coach’ by Jake Adelstein
SBS: Aussies boycott US ‘pick-up artist’ who teaches sexually abusive tactics by Lin Taylor
Gawker: Sad, Creepy Pickup Artists Chased Off a Boat by Protesters by Jay Hathaway
Jezebel: Julien Blanc Fans: Ladies Are Just Mad Because Pickup Artistry Works by Anna Merlan
Daily Mail Australia: ‘Tell her your girlfriend is dead, put your hands around her neck and de-construct her self-esteem’: Sleazy dating coach’s shocking tips for men who are desperate to pick up women by Daniel Piotrowski and Louise Cheer
Mail Online: Hotel cancels $3,000-a-head seminar by ‘abusive’ dating coach whose pick-up techniques include CHOKING women by Louise Cheer
Herald Sun: Domestic violence campaigners appeal to Immigration Minister to deport pick-up artist Julien Blanc by Dana McCauley

November 04, 2014

Mashable: American pick-up artist dumped in Australia after using ‘rape’ tactics by Jenni Ryall
Herald Sun: Julien Blanc, Real Social Dynamics dating coach slammed for promoting ‘sex abuse tactics’ in Melbourne by Kathryn Powley and Andrea Hamblin

November 03, 2014

Al Jazeera: Thousands say pick-up artist ‘sexist and racist’, demand hotel cancel seminar

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