Kekma.net, formerly kekma.ga, was a bait and switch shock site launched on the 23rd of April, 2019. The site was created by a man only known by his screen-name "Obok MeatGod" (also known as Kekmaguy on this site). The website previously purported to be an alt-right Reddit clone, especially of TheDonald and Voat.
Once opened, the website displayed an 18+ age warning and a link to the Kekma community site, stumpgrinder.info. The stumpgrinder link used to go to a Discord server, before the server was taken down by Discord administrators. A link at the very bottom of the page lead to Kekma.net's PeerTube site, tube.kekmahub.com, and a link at the very top of the page lead to the e-mail of the "Kekma Krew." While clicking the community link lead to stumpgrinder.info, clicking the 18+ warning forced your web browser into fullscreen, played two extremely loud sound effects of people screaming, changed your cursor into a picture of a mutilated penis in the shape of a swastika, and played a video of a man squatting in a pool of semi-clotted blood, forcing a large, bloodstained industrial screw down his urethra in the middle of the page. The page background was two brightly flashing images: a man whose face was smashed by a bear, and a surgical image of a man who held a firecracker for too long.
Before March 13, 2020, the video at the center of the site was a medical recording of pork tapeworm cysts pressed from a human liver, and the background images went through various iterations. The most infamous pair was a photoshop of interracial porn made to look like a man having sex with an exploded corpse, and a supposed movie prop of a zombie baby with a penis photoshopped over the top of it. This was removed when the creator started to have concerns that it may be a medical image that had been mistakenly called a prop and was replaced with two Chinese pictures of a dog meat skinning.
By October 2020, the site had changed to its final incarnation, briefly including the original liver cyst video by mistake.
On February 16, 2022, Kekma.net reached 30 million visits, and the creator removed all shocking content from the site, after three years of operation. The site now shows a message explaining that the site had served its purpose, which was to study how a shock site can spread across the world with no advertising budget in the modern internet era. The creator encourages people to make their own website to replace Kekma.net. Despite the shutdown of Kekma.net, the two community websites, stumpgrinder.info and tube.kekmahub.com remain active.
On February 28, Kekma.net's hosting provider completely removed the site. Kekma.net now redirects to a video on tube.kekmahub.com.
Spread and history
The earliest known post about the website was made by a YouTuber named Crocnic, who commented on the link on a YouTube video. Another post was made by SinfulPrince on r/Teenagers calling the website cool and free.
A flag reminiscent of the "Kekistan" and Greater German Reich flag was also created around this time and became the de-facto flag for the website; this flag has a picture of "Big Chungus" in the middle, a swastika in the corner, and the text "WE HATE NIGGERS" and "FREE SEX AT KEKMA.GA.". The flag's colors, often mistaken as a Kekistan reference, were taken from the Gabonese flag, the country being the owner of the .ga TLD.
Later posts came in the form of a brigade by TheRomanianAtheist, and the first post by this user was made on r/Adu and the first post by this user was made on r/Adulting titled "THE HOTTEST REDDIT ALTERNATIVE"; this user simply posted the link to this shock site multiple times. TheRomanAtheist continued to post about the website on other subreddits calling the website a roleplay site and a webcomic site, but for the most part, TheRomanAtheist roleplayed as a supporter of Donald Trump who hated black people, Jews, Muslims, women, LGBTQ, Democrats, and liberals.
In March 2020, the website became one of the top trending pages on Know Your Meme.
After March 2020, the website's popularity died down. However, in June 2020, The_Donald user "ProtectWhites" continued the roleplaying that TheRomanAtheist did by spamming Kekma.ga on the subreddit.
In July 2020, search interest for Kekma.ga spiked once again. On the 22nd of July, 2020, the kekma.ga domain was seized for obscene content, and the site was moved to kekma.xyz. Kekma.ga had a link to their discord server on the front page. However, the Discord server was banned after the link gained attention by circulating around several other servers. The link was later changed to email@example.com, and finally to stumpgrinder.info.
The website was shut down a second time, as the kekma.xyz domain was seized by Namecheap, who claimed that the site contained "support of violence". This was very likely due to a series of TikTok videos falsely claiming that Kekma had secret political extremist and Satanism-related training sections, and used subliminal messages to cause violent thoughts.
In July and August 2020, Kekma.net continued to be spread, although the website was no longer at its peak. On August 24, an anonymous started a thread on 4chan's /pol/ board about the website claiming that there were "no Nu-right larpers there", and many others continued to mislead political communities into visiting the site.
On September 11, 2020, a 41-minute video titled "The Kekma.net Movie" was released, and embedded on the site, below the entry button. It is a collaboration between multiple members of the Kekma.net community. It contains several YouTube Poops, various parodies, offensive jokes, and statements about September 11th. The video ends with a picture of Osama Bin Laden and the text "THIS MOVIE IS DEDICATED TO THE BRAVE MUJAHEDDIN FIGHTERS OF AFGHANISTAN". Shortly after the release of the movie, Kekma.net was blocked in Russia and some other countries.
Later on October 6, 2020, the Kekma Krew created another shock site called WomensAlliance.xyz, similar to Kekma.net. The website was created from the scraps of a previous plan called BrownAction, which was intended to look like a race activism site, but was ultimately abandoned, as the original design as proposed would likely require malware to function, transforming it from an annoyance to a genuine crime.
The website continued to grow, with the site having a peak Alexa rating of 277,995 in December 2020 globally and a rating of 125,404 in the United States. On the day of its closure, Kekma.net had an Alexa rating of 930,135, showing that the site has lost its original popularity.
In late June 2021, BitChute banned FartMeister, the channel where all Kekma videos were located, and several other Kekma-related accounts.
Later in August 2021, the kekmachannel was moved to tube.kekmahub.com.
See pinned comment.
- snew.notabug.io/r/teenagers/comments/dnlk2x/httpwwwkekmaga/ (Dead link)
- Last Measure - A shock site very similar in spirit to kekma.net
- WomensAlliance.xyz - A shock site using the same scripts as kekma.net, made by the same group.
- Other shock sites very similar in spirit and in code to the kekma.net website.
- Original domain; now redirects to a video on kekmahub: kekma.net
- Original site: web.archive.org/web/20200720153945/kekma.ga
NOTE: The following links might potentially damage your hearing. We recommend turning down your volume before clicking these links.
- Peertube: tube.kekmahub.com
- IRC: matrix.stumpgrinder.info