QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley peddling merch after release


May 26, 2023 | 4:52 pm

“QAnon Shaman” Jacob Angeli Chansley cashes in a day after being released by selling fake movie posters, children’s clothes and photos of himself, as he bragged in his first interview since prison that he tried to help other inmates and “taught a metaphysics lesson.”

Chansley — who made headlines as the horned, shirtless, heavily tattooed figure among the crowd of Capitol protesters on Jan. 6 — was a free man on Thursday after serving 27 months in a federal prison and two in a shelter.

He quickly went public with his website selling gift cards, mousepads and phone cases, children’s clothing, T-shirts, sandals and aprons – some of which sold out as early as Friday afternoon.

A fake movie poster featuring “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley, flanked by former President Donald Trump and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn
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Interested shoppers can choose from themed photos, including a $99 fake movie poster of Chansley flanked by former President Trump and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in the style of the mob hit “GoodFellas” poster.

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a patriot,” says the movie poster, along with the caption, “QuItFellas.”

It’s a slight departure from the cult classic’s famous quote, “As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a mobster.”

“Goodfellas” tells the story of Henry Hill’s upbringing and life in the mafia, as he navigates crime, murder and the consequences of his mafia lifestyle.

“QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley sells mugs, children’s clothing and pictures of himself, among other things.
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Chansley spent 27 months in federal prison.
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Chansley has announced a podcast and website and pushed several media appearances through a newly created Twitter account.
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Chansley also appears to be offering courses and booking opportunities for him to speak through his “Forbidden Truth Academy.”

Since then, he has also announced a podcast and website and has pushed several media appearances through a newly created Twitter account.

“One small step for this man, and a GIANT leap for all mankind…” he wrote in the first tweet on his self-proclaimed account.

The profile picture shows a bearded, bespectacled Chansley grinning at the camera, wearing a white suit and an American flag bandana and tie.

“This is Jacob Angeli-Chansley. This is my official Twitter page and my first official statement after my release from Federal BOP (Bureau of Prisons) custody. It is 9:07 AM on May 25, 2023. FREEDOM!!!”

Chansley, 35, was one of hundreds of rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol during the January 6, 2021 riot. He pleaded guilty in September 2021 to a single count of obstructing official proceedings before Congress.

Supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, right in fur hat, are confronted by U.S. Capitol police officers outside the Senate chamber in the Capitol during the U.S. Capitol riot in Washington, January 6, 2021

The Navy veteran was sentenced to three and a half years, but was transferred from FCI Stafford federal prison in Arizona to a shelter in March.

Chansley told the Epoch Times after his release that he spent his incarceration doing “everything (he) could to help the inmates in that prison look at life differently, to see life from a more spiritual perspective, to realize that they as individuals have an impact on their community, whether they know it or not.”

He said he “read a lot” and added, “I also taught metaphysics when I was in prison.”

Jacob Chansley, the QAnon shaman, walks back to his room at a Residential Reentry Center in Phoenix, Arizona, April 2, 2023.
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Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley moves through the halfway house after being released early from federal prison.

Chansley also complained about alleged prison abuse, saying he “experienced a certain level of prejudice”.

He said corrections officers ignored him and that he went days without food while in a Washington prison because the facility failed to accommodate his exclusively organic diet, according to the report.

He preached: “a spiritual message of love, of peace, the power of love, the power of peace, the power of prayer, the power of forgiveness, the power of truth,” adding, “That’s the only way we’re going to solve our problems.”

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