Not Gay Jared (aka Jared Monroe) is a conservative political commentator and media personality some might recognize from his appearances on Louder with Crowder, a talk show hosted by Steven Crowder.
Jared quit in 2018, having spent three years working on the program as a regular cast member and producer. So, what happened?
What happened to Not Gay Jared?
As a right-wing commentator and media personality, Jared voiced opinions on topics like "gay privilege" during his appearances on Louder with Crowder.
In an infamous episode, he and Steven ventured so far as to hit up an Antifa protest with the hope of exposing some of the secret tactics and strategies the radical-leftist political movement relies on to do justice for the oppressed and the underprivileged.
Titled "#UnderCoverANTIFA: RAW FOOTAGE | Louder With Crowder," the first four minutes of the video shows a group of young people sitting on a bench — which is intermittently interrupted by footage of the grass patch in front of them.
The second part of the video features a discussion on who owns what type of guns. Meanwhile, Steven and Jared crack a few jokes on whistling, an activity a young man named Will attempts to do in the video.
During his time on Louder with Crowder, Jared became involved in various sketches and talk show-style discussions revolving around gender roles.
Take "I'm Just a Bill (Transgender Schoolhouse Rock Parody!)," a video about the heavily-contested bathroom bill.
Some commentators attacked the bill for reinforcing long-obsolete misconceptions about the threat trans people pose to cis women. The comedy sketch shown on Louder with Crowder offers a radically different take.
The clip focuses on Steven, who claims that he possesses the ability to change genders overnight. He wears a costume that looks like a roll of paper throughout the video. In a scene, he attempts to apply lipstick with little success — much to his partner's disappointment.
So, why did Not Gay Jared leave 'Louder with Crowder'?
"I'm passing the torch," Jared announced during the August 8, 2018 episode of the show, titled "A Very NotGayJared Farewell!".
Reportedly, he left the show because he and his partner were expecting a baby.
"He left because he's having a kid," wrote a Redditor.
"Yes this was the official story. It might be true too. I have no reason to doubt it other than vague circumspection about how soon after Svencomputers departure it was. Its probobly [sic] a kid though," claimed another Redditor.
"I heard that Jared had gone full 1488?" pondered another person.
According to some rumors circulating on social media, his abrupt departure might have had to do with the long-standing financial difficulties the show was facing.
As a theory has it, several cast members weren't paid on time. Some, like Sven Computer, were reportedly owed as much as $10,000.
"Hmmm. Team @scrowder appears to be melting down behind the scenes even more than he is publicly. Apparently he owes someone named Sven Computer $10k in unpaid wages and it's been tearing the ream apart (not an endorsement of Owen Benjamin)," one person tweeted. Unfortunately, neither Jared nor Steven have been outspoken about why Jared left or about any financial hardship, so we might have to chock this one up to a rumor.