You’ve probably heard by now that Alex Jones, host of the satellite radio series InfoWars, was banned this week from Apple, YouTube, Spotify, and Facebook for hate speech.
44-year-old Jones has made a name for himself by touting homophobic, xenophobic, racist, sexist, antisemitic, absurd, outlandish, and downright hateful conspiracy theories over the years.
Now, 27-year-old adult film star Alex Jones is requesting that people please stop confusing him with the crazy InfoWars dude.
“I guess iTunes dropped his podcasts and stuff, and because of it, everyone’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, Alex Jones!’” Jones tells Rolling Stone in a new interview. “And then I start getting messages and people tweeting to me like, ‘This isn’t Alex Jones, I was looking for the Infowars guy and all the sudden I see a d*ck!’”
Jones says the confusion first began about six months ago, when he changed his professional moniker from Ace to Alex.
“I [had gone] with [the name] Ace Jones, which is kind of a dumb name, but my real name is Alex,” Jones tells Rolling Stone. “So my agent was like, ‘We’re gonna make your name Alex Jones.’ Neither one of us thought about it at the moment. And then later on, everyone was like, ‘Oh Alex Jones is that other guy.’”
As a result, Jones says he’s constantly having to explain to people he’s not that Alex Jones.
“People are always tagging me and they’re like, ‘Oh is this — are you the Infowars guy?’ And I’m like, ‘No, I’m not the Infowars, that crazy guy that you usually see on the Internet screaming at people about, y’know, ‘Don’t let them take your guns away,’ or whatever. That’s not me.’”
But it’s not just people on social media who get him confused with the popular antigay conspiracy theorist. Other adult film performers have been suspicious of him, as well.
“Other performers will be skeptical about shooting with me because they’re like, ‘I looked him up and he doesn’t look like what you said he is.’” Jones explains. “And I’m like, ‘No that’s not me, that’s a different guy.’”
Jones says he’s a little baffled by the whole thing since, as he puts it, “I don’t look anything like that guy.”
Jones wants everyone to know that he’s not a fan of the other Alex Jones (although he does admit that he’s slightly fascinated by conspiracy theories).
“He just blatantly lies to everyone, just like Trump does,” Jones says. “He lies to everyone’s face and then two seconds later he tries to sell a product about the lie for like $75. And there’s all these scared people in the world that are gullible and they’re watching the show and they’re like, “Oh my god, I need that f*cking trash that he’s selling.”