After initial reports that Anderson Lee Aldrich did not have any social media or online presence, people began to dig more into the past of the Club Q shooter in recent days, leading to an interesting wrinkle appearing.
In court filing paperwork, two important things were discovered, with the first one being that Anderson Aldrich is requesting to be referred to by they/them pronouns, which caused an immediate visceral reaction online when people heard about that detail.
Perhaps the most prominent reaction to that information came from CNN, when the anchors found out live on air that they had to change their pronoun usage, and didn’t. This caused a lot of confusion online, as people began to argue about how serious the non-binary aspect is, and if it’s merely an attempt at skewing narratives.
Watch in real time as CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota sees her network’s narrative on the Colorado Springs gay night club shooting come crashing down. She was speechless that the shooter identifies as «non binary»: «I don’t know what to say about that.» pic.twitter.com/mLdsZZlCds
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) November 23, 2022
The 22-year-old accused of carrying out a mass shooting at a gay club in Colorado Springs identifies as non-binary, uses they/them pronouns & «Mx.» Left-wing activists immediately blamed Republicans & critics of trans ideology for the deadly shooting. https://t.co/znFvjSJ6By
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 23, 2022
the fact that left-wing media sources are taking the club Q shooter at his word re: identifying as non-binary is horrifying and signals that these people call themselves allies and yet can’t even begin to grasp the tactics of the new right. the essence model will suffocate us all
— 𝓂𝓈. 𝓅𝒶𝓉𝒽 (@semiopath) November 23, 2022
The club q shooter immediately identifying as non-binary with no previous evidence and right wing media immediately taking that as fact is proof that no one who is anti-lgbt gives af about logic. Just whatever comes out that is convenient
— Ysirel ☻ (@ysiraels) November 23, 2022
The second thing that was unveiled after the court filings was that Anderson Lee Aldrich isn’t the original name of the shooter, who used to go by Nicholas «Nick» Brink before they changed their name in 2016.
According to initial findings by the Washington Post, in their earlier years dating back to late 2015, Nicholas Brink was a lolcow (in a similar sentiment to Chris-Chan) on Encyclopedia Dramatica with a particular emphasis placed on who their family is.
While before the familial focus was placed on the grandfather, who is a California assemblyman, Nick Brink’s familial focus has now largely shifted online to their father, Aaron Brink, who was a former MMA star whose post-wrestling career involved being on the television shows Intervention and Divorce Court in relation to his career in adult entertainment when he was known as «Dick Delaware.»
A gay dude that uses the pronouns they/them who’s father is a porn star with the stage name “Dick Delaware”shot people at a gay club and Democrats are blaming Republicans. They’re reaching hard, and it’s backfiring.
— OEF VET (@OEFvetted) November 23, 2022
Former UFC fighter Aaron Brink, father of the Colorado Springs Club Q shooter speaks out.
«We’re Mormons, we don’t do gay.» pic.twitter.com/4jJNspwV12
— Al Zullino (@phre) November 23, 2022
The father of the Club Q gunman is a pornstar named ‘Dick Delaware.’
That is all…
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) November 23, 2022
Nick Brink was severely bullies as a child over his father‘s criminal record. When Nick was 15 he petitioned a Texas court to legally change his name to Anderson Lee Aldrich. According to CBS NEWS Kens5, the photo below is the murderer and his mom. pic.twitter.com/GxX65CrnDf
— MightyOakTree (@MightyOakTree2) November 23, 2022
CBS news also tracked down their father and interviewed him yesterday, during which Aaron Brink said he thought his son died by suicide until six months ago after his ex-wife called him in 2016 to tell him their son changed his name and killed himself.
«I thought he was dead. I mourned his loss. I had gone through a meltdown and thought I had lost my son,» Brink said. «His mother told me he changed his name because I was in Intervention and I had been a porno actor.»