Keith Gill, better known as “DeepFuckingValue” on Reddit and “Roaring Kitty” on YouTube, pleaded autism at his congressional testimony in front of the Financial Services Committee.
When asked if his social media posts misled thousands of amateur investors into ill-advised GameStop trades, Gill declined to answer on the basis that he’s a diagnosed autist.
“On advice of counsel, I am respectfully declining to answer any questions for fear of saying something fucking dumb,” Gill said, reading from a prepared statement.
Many lawmakers on the committee nodded in agreement, seeming to understand Gill’s defense for not taking questions. Citadel CEO Ken Griffin and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev, according to sources, will be unable to use a similar defense.