Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the 39-year-old woman who committed Wednesday’s shooting at YouTube’s headquarters, had a history of posting bizarre and radical videos.
Aghdam reportedly had her own website with links to multiple YouTube channels and an Instagram account that expressed a devotion to veganism and a personal grudge against YouTube for allegedly censoring leftist content.
In one video, Aghdam accuses the video sharing site of discriminating against her content and unfairly demonetizing her videos.
“I am being filtered,” she said in the video. “They age restricted my ab workout video — a video that has nothing bad in it, nothing sensual. Why do that? Because it got famous.”
“This is what they are doing to vegan activists and many others who try to promote healthy, humane, and smart living,” she continued. “People like me are not good for big businesses… that’s why they are discriminating and censoring us.”
In another disturbing video, Aghdam sings about being vegan in front of various green screen backgrounds. In one scene, she pretends to smash a rabbit trap with a metal shovel.
“They’re our nightmare everywhere. Don’t know when this madness is gonna be over,” she sings. “They only want meat, egg, milk, skin, even if it’s torture, murder. Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t, warn you.”
“They’ll tell you I’m insane ’cause you know I hate the meat,” it continues.
In other videos, such as a Nicki Minaj parody, she rants against “unhealthy” lifestyles involving alcohol and casual sex.
Video from the YouTube HQ shooter’s instagram. Another likely case of a mental health issue not being properly addressed. pic.twitter.com/K5EGGi9zTa
— Paul Blank (@TheLocalGod) April 4, 2018
Aghdam reportedly opened fire with a handgun at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, wounding three people before killing herself.