Anthime "Tim" Gionet (born November 16, 1987), more commonly known as Baked Alaska, is an American social media personality who gained attention through his commentary and political advocacy on behalf of alt-right and neo-Nazi ideology, and through his promotion of anti-semitic conspiracy theories such as white genocide and Jewish control of the media. Prior to his 2016 transformation into an alt right activist, Gionet was a left-wing commentator for Buzzfeed, and attended rallies in support of Black Lives Matter and progressive causes in 2015 and early 2016.
In March 2019, Gionet attempted to distance himself from the alt-right and meme culture, which he criticized as hateful and a source of terrorism and violence. He released an emotional video apologizing for his past participation in meme culture and alleging a link between 8chan and the Christchurch mosque shootings.
However, in November 2019 Gionet changed his politics again, and collaborated with the white supremacist "groyper" movement in their trolling of rallies held by Turning Point USA. He subsequently deleted all his previous videos, in which he had apologized for his old views and condemned meme culture and the alt right.
Gionet is a supporter of Donald Trump. In May 2016, Gionet was introduced to Donald Trump and received the candidate's signature on his arm next to his Trump tattoo. Later that month, Gionet released "MAGA Anthem", which featured pro-Trump lyrics and amassed more than 100,000 views on YouTube. Mike Cernovich then hired Gionet to work on a project dedicated to gather Trump supporters. Following the election, Gionet continued to stay active in his pro-Trump activism by giving speeches and participating in multiple rallies.
Gionet was also largely responsible for spearheading the #DumpKellogs and #TrumpCup hashtag movements. #TrumpCup was a trend that took place in November 2016 on Twitter. It began after allegations that a Starbucks employee refused to write "Trump" on a cup. The Twitter hashtag trended with more than 27,000 tweets in the span of two days.
Baked Alaska wrote and self-published a book, Meme Magic Secrets Revealed, through Amazon. The book was removed as a copyright violation due to its use of Pepe the Frog on the cover.
In late 2016, following Trump's electoral victory, conflict arose between Cernovich and Gionet regarding Gionet's anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter. Gionet was disinvited from DeploraBall, an inaugural ball. Gionet later mended his relationship with Cernovich and said that he had been "heated" and that he had misspoken.
In February 2017, Gionet called for a boycott of Netflix in response to the announcement of Dear White People. He claimed that the show was "anti-white" and that it promoted "white genocide".