A popular conservative commentator is on the outs with YouTube.
According to reports, Steven Crowder’s channel has been suspended for alleged hate speech directed toward the LGBTQ community.
“Recklessly targeting the LGBTQ+ community”
In a letter from YouTube to Crowder’s attorney, the platform explained how the host engaged in behavior deemed to be in violation of its user policies.
“YouTube has repeatedly instructed Mr. Crowder regarding its hate speech policy and warned him against continuing violations of that policy through content he uploaded to YouTube,” the notification reads. “YouTube specifically informed Mr. Crowder that videos he uploaded showed a pattern of recklessly targeting the LGBTQ+ community for abuse and insults.”
The company advised that it has warned Crowder of “additional penalties” that could be imposed upon further violations.
YouTube went on to state that a video uploaded on Sept. 30 constituted the most recent cause for suspension.
“The video entitled ‘Special Guest ALEX JONES on ‘Great Reset’ & Joe Rogan TRIGGERS Leftists AGAIN!’ contains a segment that targets the transgender community in an offensive manner, for example, by indicating that trans people pose a rape threat to women,” the letter added.
“Documented instances of rape”
As a result, YouTube hit Crowder with a one-week freeze on any uploads to his channel and threatened to terminate all of his accounts if he attempts to circumvent the suspension by posting videos on his other channels.
For his part, Crowder defended the content he uploaded to the account, asserting that the video in question deals with “documented instances of rape.”
He tweeted that the latest action is “terrifying” and advised parents to “take note.”
Of course, he might not want to hold his breath waiting for a reply from YouTube, which, along with other major tech companies, has built a reputation for silencing conservatives and any other users who stand in the way of the progressive agenda.