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Irreverent, shocking, controversial -- and closed: Gawker shuts down today


One of the most iconic and controversial sites on the Internet will shut down Monday.

Gawker Media was bought by Univision for $135 million after the parent company went bankrupt over a scandal involving a Hulk Hogan sex tape. had been live for almost 14 years and earned a reputation for its irreverent tone and shocking gossip.

It's not clear if the site's archives will be saved or if the site will be resurrected at some point, according to Gawker's self-reporting. (NSFW content below)

The site's last tweet was... well, NSFW.

The site also pleaded for Donald Trump's tax returns as consolation.

It's also not clear what will happen to Gawker's six other blogs. But Kotaku, Gizmodo, Jezebel and Deadspin, all under the Gawker Media umbrella, appear to be operating as usual as of Monday morning.

Gawker continued to pin its demise on billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who had funded huge lawsuits against the site after a blog post about his sexuality, according to The New York Times

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