#YouTubeIsOverParty - Several YouTubers Are Saying The Site Is Blocking Their LGBT Videos!

20 March 2017, 15:09

YouTube is Anti - LGBT? (Restricted Content Mode)

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Show of hands - who thinks this is wrong? *everyone immediately raises their hands*

YouTube isn't just a place to watch videos of cats jumping off of ironing boards. Some YouTubers create serious, meaningful videos about their lives.

Many LGBT YouTubers, including Tyler Oakley, have raised the issue that YouTube seems to be blocking their videos due to "inappropriate content".

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The site has a "Restricted Mode" which filters out videos which contain stuff that, for example, parents wouldn't want their children to see, etc. And now several content creators have said that this is in fact stopping users from watching their pro-LGBT videos.

Tyler, a 27-year old YouTuber, has questioned YouTube's filtering mechanic, posting on Twitter "one of my recent videos "8 Black LGBTQ+ Trailblazers Who Inspire Me" is blocked because of this. i'm perplexed".

This then lead to #YouTubeIsOverParty trending worldwide, causing YouTube Creators to respond. Their statement read as "We are so proud to represent LGBTQ+ voices on our platform--they're a key part of what YouTube is all about.

"The intention of Restricted Mode is to filter out mature content for the tiny subset of users who want a more limited experience. LGBTQ+ videos are available in Restricted Mode, but videos that discuss more sensitive issues may not be.

"We regret any confusion this has caused and are looking into your concerns. We appreciate your feedback and passion for making YouTube such an inclusive, diverse, and vibrant community."

Many other creators have shared their issues with the system. SeaineLove has spoke out, saying videos based on her transition have been removed from the site, while British YouTuber, Rowan Ellis, uploaded a video saying "This is something which goes far beyond a mistake that YouTube might have made that they're going to draw attention to and fix later."

Tyler Oakley The 6th Annual Streamy Awards Pic: Getty

It is thought that YouTube is still yet to fix this issue with LGBT videos.

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