A gay Vox journalist wants YouTube to ban conservative comedian Steven Crowder because Crowder has joked about Maza being gay in several YouTube videos.
During a video interview with Buzzfeed, Maza criticized YouTube for allowing creators like Crowder, who make gay jokes, to remain on YouTube.
Maza also posted several tweets in which he called on YouTube to ban Crowder.
In a series of tweets, YouTube responded to Maza in order to let him know that the company has decided not to ban crowder from the platform.
YouTube gave Maza the following reason as to why it isn’t going to ban Crowder:
“As an open platform, it’s crucial for us to allow everyone–from creators to journalists to late-night TV hosts–to express their opinions w/in the scope of our policies. Opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on our site.”
However, YouTube tweeted one day later to let Maza know that YouTube demonetized Crowder’s channel because Crowder has ‘harmed the broader community.’
Even though Crowder’s channel has been demonetized, Maza is still outraged over YouTube’s decision to not ban Crowder for ‘homophobic hate speech.’
Maza called on ‘queer creators’ to ‘raise hell’ because June is ‘fucking pride month.’
In a video posted on Twitter, Crowder warned of an upcoming YouTube ‘Adpocalypse’ that will destroy the livelihoods of many of the top creators on YouTube.