“QAnon Shaman” Jacob Angeli Chansley is cashing in a day after being freed by promoting mock film posters, kids’s garments and photos of himself, as he boasted in his first interview since jail that he tried to assist different inmates and “taught a metaphysics class.”
Chansley — who captured headlines because the horned, shirtless, closely tattooed determine amongst throngs of Jan. 6 Capitol protesters — was a free man Thursday after 27 months in a federal jail and two in a midway home.
He was fast to go public with his web site promoting present playing cards, mouse pads and telephone circumstances, kids’s garments, T-shirts, sandals and aprons – a few of which had already bought out by Friday afternoon.
consumers can select from themed photos, together with a $99 mock film poster of Chansley flanked by former President Trump, and former nationwide safety adviser Michael Flynn in mock of the poster for mob hit “GoodFellas.”
“Way back to I can keep in mind, I at all times needed to be a patriot,” the film poster states, together with the title, “QuItFellas”
It’s a small deviation from the cult-classic film’s well-known quote: “Way back to I can keep in mind, I’ve at all times needed to be a gangster.”
“Goodfellas” tells the story of Henry Hill’s upbringing and life within the mob, as he navigates crime, homicide and the results of his mafia way of life.
Chansley seems to additionally offer programs and reserving alternatives for him to talk via his “Forbidden Fact Academy.”
He has additionally since introduced a podcast and a web site and pushed a number of media appearances via a newly created Twitter account.
“One small step for this man, and one GIANT leap for all mankind…” he wrote within the first tweet on his self-named account. The profile image exhibits a bearded, bespectacled Chansley smirking for the digicam, carrying a white go well with and American flag bandana and tie.
“That is Jacob Angeli-Chansley. That is my offical twitter web page & my first official assertion upon my launch from Federal BOP [Bureau of Prisons] custody. The time is 9:07 AM on the twenty fifth of Might 2023. FREEDOM!!!”
Chansley, 35, was among the many lots of of rioters who stormed the US Capitol Constructing in the course of the Jan. 6, 2021, rebel. He pleaded responsible in September 2021 to a single depend of obstructing an official continuing earlier than Congress.
The Navy veteran was sentenced to a few and a half years, however was transferred in March from the FCI Stafford federal jail in Arizona to a midway home.
Chansley instructed the Epoch Instances after his launch he spent his incarceration doing “every thing that [he] might to assist the inmates in that jail to have a look at life otherwise, to see life from a extra non secular perspective, to comprehend that they as people are affecting their neighborhood, whether or not they comprehend it or not.”
He stated he did “a number of studying” and added: “I additionally taught a metaphysics class whereas I used to be in jail.”
Chansley additionally griped about alleged mistreatment in jail and stated he “skilled a sure degree of prejudice.”
He stated correction officers ignored him and he went days with out meals whereas at a Washington jail as a result of the ability didn’t accommodate his organic-only weight loss program, in keeping with the report
He preached: “a non secular message of affection, of peace, the facility of affection, the facility of peace, the facility of prayer, the facility of forgiveness, the facility of the reality,” and added: “That’s the one manner we’re going to unravel our issues.”