Conservative media star Steven Crowder has now been suspended from Youtube after publishing a video that the corporate titan decided was too anti-“LGBTQ+ ” to be allowed to stay up on the site.
As The Daily Wire reports:
YouTube suspended Steven Crowder’s channel for one week on Wednesday, claiming the conservative pundit and comedian violated the platform’s rules against hate speech.
Crowder’s team is unsure of the exact reason for the strike and has requested time stamps from YouTube on the September 30 video earning the channel another strike. According to Crowder’s website: “During the September 30 show, we discussed a news article entitled ‘Female inmate now pregnant after California pro-trans policy forces women’s prisons to house biological men despite prisoners’ pleas, warnings: report,’ and there was a short comedy sketch after that. The news article was a report on female prisoners becoming impregnated when they were forced to share cells with biological men.”
A hard strike from YouTube and Wow… this is terrifying. We covered SPECIFIC, documented instances of rape. @YouTube says not allowed. All parents should take note.
If you believe in the insane notion of biological sex, you will be silenced.
More to come… #FightLikeHell pic.twitter.com/40IuSwp4kj
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) October 13, 2021
YouTube told The Daily Wire in a statement: “We removed content from and issued a strike to the StevenCrowder channel for violating our hate speech policy, through repeated targeting of the LGBTQ+ community. Hate speech is not allowed on YouTube, and in some cases, we remove content or issue other penalties–such as a strike–when a creator repeatedly targets, insults and abuses a protected group based on attributes such as sexual orientation or gender identity and expression across multiple uploads.”
The strike is allegedly Crowder’s third of the year, in response Crowder sued Youtube in May of 2021.