A number of prominent vloggers say YouTube is restricting LGBT+ content – a claim that has prompted mass liberal hysteria via the hashtag #YouTubeIsOverParty, which is currently trending on Twitter.

According to a Change.org petition on the topic, “recently YouTube has added a ‘Restricted Mode’ disabling YouTube viewers to discover videos covering LGBTQ+ related topics and is hiding them from the feed on their platform.”

The petition offers these two screenshots as an example of the censorship.

Restricted Mode Disabled

Restricted Mode Enabled

The petition calls for YouTube to “remove LGBTQ+ videos from the restricted mode.”

It has amassed 500+ signatures so far.

According to Heavy, YouTube has stressed the ‘Restricted Mode’ is optional.

“You can use Restricted Mode to help screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don’t want others in your family to see on YouTube,” says YouTube.

The company goes on to warn, “due to potential cultural sensitivities, the quality may vary.”

Subsequently, thousands of hysterical Twitter users have taken to the site to voice their displeasure.

Some have even managed to blame the fiasco on Donald Trump.

Others are seeing the irony in the situation.

Some users referenced the PragerU controversy in which YouTube came under fire for restricting Judeo-Christian videos on the channel.

Sources:
Heavy
Change.org

  • Passenger_Zero

    Maybe they should stop making videos targeting children then.

    It is not up to a stranger to make childrens shows on youtube explaining to them, before they even understand puberty, what transgender, lesbians, or Gender is a social construct is. And what benefit other than indoctrination would be teaching a kid that “Some men need tampons” before they even know what a Tampon is.

  • KShrike

    Censorship is fine unless it happens to the left, apparently.

    Also, how is any of this Trump’s fault?

  • Lang

    2017 victimization. Youtube isn’t filtering LBGTQ material their picture EVEN SHOWS IT. It filters subjects that are to adult for the age limit. LBTQ talking about a rally right there, even in filtered mode. LBTQ talking about fisting… filtered for age, hetero sexual talking about fisting… filtered for age. So clearly it is against fisting and sexual discussions for children, both hetero and homo, it has zero to do with lbgtq2sjahy@$ksht

  • Jonathan Charles Gee
    • AverageJoe1987

      Every comment I’ve ever made on reddit has been deleted.

      You say anything that isn’t echo-chamber, hive mind BS anywhere on that site and your comments get deleted.

  • Savage Henry

    do they realize that youtube is google and google bends over forwards for liberal commiecrats and all their agendas? google is very anti Trump and pro evil.

  • Myob Nosy

    I’m GLAD it’s flagged. They should flag that queer kids crap too…

  • CarpTarts

    If YouTube altered so many people’s lives in a positive way why are the comment sections dumpster fires?

  • spmat

    Self-directed YouTube is evil for children. In every way.

  • spmat

    Oh, and conservatives really need to stop with the “I can’t believe the Left is such hypocrites about conservative [insert_vague_equivalent]” whine.

    The Left wants conservatives and libertarians in jail. Or dead. They are not bound by moral categories, nor have they ever claimed to be. They are the self-proclaimed arbiters of moral categories.

    Morality is what they say it is, when they say it is, whenever it is politically convenient for them to do so. Morality serves the Party, not the other way around.

    THAT’S WHAT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS.

    The Left is in the business of moving goalposts. It’s who they are and what they do. Stop expecting something else, and please, please, PLEASE stop with the whinging.

    • Wingovation

      We already know that. When people say those things, they are pointing out the irony of what you acknowledged the left does.

      • spmat

        Pointing out the irony to whom?

        • Wingovation

          ….to the left who are crying

          • spmat

            Those are the people that care the least about hypocrisy as long as it’s their hypocrisy.

            That’s my point. They don’t care.

            The Left /can’t/ be hypocritical. They have no standards but loyalty to the Party. Morality is a tool, a bludgeon, to be used for political purposes. They accuse others of hypocrisy because they know it’s effective, but they have at no time, ever, claimed to have an absolute moral standpoint from which they could be judged as violating.

            Pointing it out /might/ be effective if marginal fence-sitters were to read it and be affected, but certainly not when it is couched in whinging “that’s not fair!” language.

          • Wingovation

            Again, we know that. But if we don’t say things like that, the right will be oppressed from speaking again like we were 10 years ago when everything we said was considered conspiracy.
            It’s not about telling people they are wrong, we have a voice now. Use it!

        • GTKRWN

          The normies. The ones that are still fence-sitting, or not exposed enough to reality who still believe the lies they’re fed daily by the (((media.)))

          We’re not calling out the libtards for your benefit, sweetie. We’re not mocking libtards because we think they’re going to magically have their mental illnesses get better when we hold them up to a mirror. That takes a bullet.

          We’re calling out the libtards so the normies and lurkers who aren’t deep into this hypocrisy every single day can see and fully understand, in context, why the libtards deserve to be rounded up and put into Right Wing Death Camps. We do this for the ones that can still be saved.

  • Beverly Barstad

    Honestly with everything our President is dealing with they honestly think he’s going to make the LGBT censorship his main priority? Get real he’s got more important things to deal with the you tube, just get over yourself, I was censored over a video over the Irish slavery, they’re doing it to everyone.

  • Jason G

    white libtards think gay propaganda for minors is healthy, fucking insane

    • My99toybanker

      Gay adults begin as gay children. There is this line in the sand about homosexuality. Many gays have insane beliefs about how the world works because they live in a gay bubble.
      A friend of mine shot himself in the face because he would rather be dead than gay. That must change. And if you say it shouldn’t join Islam. The internet is Pandora’s box. Once hope leaves the modern world is done. Trump will save America. He is the only thing standing between America and the Stone Age

      • Jason G

        How many amazonian tribes that have been untouched by the mtv/hollywood tranny/gay propaganda being spewed out from every media device on the country are born gay? Zero, its a choice and a lifestyle, majority of gays realize this and admit to it, but it doesn’t fit the narrative the MSM pushes. so it’s silenced

        • Craig Vecellio

          Actually, in the early days of the gay rights movement, part of the struggle was getting straights to understand that it’s not a choice. I didn’t choose to be straight, either. This lifestyle choice bullshit is an excuse for derangement. They’re “realizing and admitting it” because the lifestyle choice nonsense IS the narrative. We have no idea how much homosexuality goes on in isolated cultures because they’re isolated.

          • Jason G

            We do know that it doesn’t go on in isolated cultures. Their small isolated cultures wouldn’t survive if it did. You realize how much disease is spread by the disgusting shit they do in the bedroom.
            The main reason the current narrative is that they are born gay is so they can equate themselves with minorities and try to get special rights etc. Which is one stop short of their main goal which is to normalize pedophilia.

          • Craig Vecellio

            1.The Amazons, which you specifically cited, captured men to reproduce, killed them, then stayed single sex until they needed to capture another man. That’s how they survived, and that’s historical fact.
            2.Are you actually saying that STDs are a gay disease? That, unlike a lot of the current nonsense, is true homophobia. It’s also stupid. Disease doesn’t care about gender identity politics.
            3.Being born gay isn’t the current narrative. As I already said, that was part of their struggle 30 years ago. The current narrative is lifestyle choice, and that’s what the MSM is pushing. Most of the gay people I have met are disgusted by pedophilia, although the pedophiles are capitalizing on the talking points made by gays.
            Dear God, is it painful to be that stupid?

          • DaisyToo

            Jason G was referring to Amazonian tribal peoples, not Amazons (who were mythical, btw).

          • Sol

            There are more heteros with STDs than gays with STDs because gays are less common than straight people. Avoiding STDs is a matter of communication and personal responsibility, not sexual orientation. As long as it is between consenting adults then nothing either straights or gays do in the bedroom is their own business.

            Not every gay supports pedophilia. Milo himself exposed pedophiles.

      • GTKRWN

        >Gay adults begin as gay children.

        Liberals have actually taken their push for faggotry so hard some of us are now starting to question “nature vs. nurture.”

        Some gays are born gay. Other gays are attention-seeking liberals who have taken to faggotry in the name of being “progressive.” Get over it.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1bcbdd73463cd87d6c7dff08f67637c3224c3b0e68bc419c775d82e0d67c8a0.jpg ” again.

  • Zzznorch

    They banned a live giraffe feed for several hours due to supposed sexual content. What more can you expect from YouTube?

    • PunJabber

      Really? What were they doing, necking?

  • My99toybanker

    This is FAKE NEWS

    • AverageJoe1987

      This isn’t CNN

  • MrT

    They were are ok with censorship, until they got kinda censored. SWJ-s are a bunch of hypocrites.

  • Mike Pearson

    This isn’t censorship. it’s a tool to allow people to see what they want and not see what they don’t.

  • Mikey Bratz

    LGBT activists mad because they can’t indoctrinate kids to camp. How about we leave the frank discussions about sexuality to the parents mmkay?

    • Mary123s

      I dont agree about “agenda” but I DO agree about leaving sexual issues to the parents.

  • Joshua Hammond Sox

    I love that the idiots think it’s a trump conspiracy, what a bunch of idiots ????????????

  • Gerard Bajek

    ROFLMAO! @ these creepy freaks

  • Brian Lewis

    I don’t care to see LGBT crap either, and it’s a optional mode you can run, and people are getting made because someone might use that mode and not see 2 men kissing or fucking? i’m not a homophobe, but I don’t want to see that shit. and I shouldn’t have to be forced because ignorant people want to protest a option to prevent others from seeing the shit we don’t want to see? you motherfuckers have a right to be gay or lesbian. we should have the right not to see it!!! and sorry if your gay and wanting to reject that someone might not want to see your fairy ass prance around flailing your arms with wings strapped to your back. then your not gay, your a straight up faggot for trying to force your shit on us. so go get someone else that’s into it, to watch your clam baked pussydick, or what ever the fuck you want to call your dick or pussy these days. I just prefer to call it what it is. stupid, a new fad, perverted, confused, and the worst of them the followers that do it because they think it’s cool.

    but just to make it clear. I do know and understand this is a problem for some real people. and some real people are gay, and are lesbian and can’t help it. how ever, the majority of people trying to be like them are just in it for the fad, and attention, following a trend. them are the people i’m talking about. not the actual gay’s and lesbians. I mean the fucking followers, that are doing it because everyone else is doing it and it’s the next big thing. them people are just fucking faggots!

  • Kalin Xhaos

    I don’t want their faggotry “rammed down my throat”!

  • myddrinemrys

    What appears to be happening is that YouTube is test piloting a new system for their videos. Essentially they are getting placed in to three categories: 13+, 16+, and MA (18+).

    Words used in the audio, images, tags, and content can all trigger the bot and cause it to place it into a certain category. Essentially, YouTube has turned on the parental controls.

    Based on your account information and profile, it may screen out videos. Obviously YouTube just expanded to pool they are testing on, as quite a few YouTubers have been complaining about this for MONTHS.

    If you don’t have your DOB associated with your profile OR you don’t log in, you are restricted to only viewing things that meet the 13+ threshold.

    It seems like move by YouTube to short circuit a lawsuit by parents complaining that their precious snowflake watched a bad video. YouTub can then trot out this bot as an affirmative defense. If someone has lied about their age, well that is a violation of the ToS and still alleviates YouTube of responsibility.

    • myddrinemrys

      Also, what Tyler Oakley is talking about is that his videos and other LGTBO+EIEIO videos will not show up when a parent has enable the “Restricted” aspects of an account.

      Again, this is akin to having enabled the parental control options on your TV that will not allow it to display programming of a certain rating.

      The “Restricted” field has been in place for YEARS. Again, the only difference is in the change to the video rating system that YouTube put in place. If the tags the video creator trip it over to a higher level, then that is on THEM.

    • Mary123s

      thank you for the details. I heard of these restrictions but had no real details until you wrote about why and what YT was doing.

      • myddrinemrys

        It took a bit to ferret out. I assembled details from various YouTubers on both sides discussing the issue.

  • Rekt

    Wait…let me get this straight. So when Milo got perma banned from twitter that was OK because it’s a private company and they can do as they will (fine by me), but when YouTube – also a private company – restrict content (that they loonies like) it’s outrageous?

    Liberal logic 101.

  • bobbert

    This is them being pissed that people out there dont want to see their crap. Again, restrictions are optional. Its not enough that they are allowed to be gay, they have to force everyone to see them being gay. Can you imagine if hetero people acted like this?

  • Sol

    All they have to do is lie about their age on their account. They cannot have it both ways though: they cannot celebrate the genuine censoring of their political opponents by Twitter and Facebook and then complain when their stuff gets “censored” by Youtube.

  • Morecowbell

    The liberals just like the sound of their own voices. Ignore them. They’re nothing without an audience.

  • AverageJoe1987

    When Conservatives get censored, the left cheers.

    Let it happen to them, and they whine.

    They do know that if their crap got blocked, most likely it’s because it broke Youtube guidelines. Maybe they themselves were committing hate speech against other people, that’s enough to get their videos taken down and stuff like that.

    Maybe it’s just that Youtube glitch that has been screwing with people for a long time that Youtube claims isn’t real.

    But blaming Trump for it? Who would these idiots have blamed if this had happened while Obama were still POTUS or if Hillary had won and this still happened because Youtube is being Youtube?

  • Tivl82

    How is this censorship though ? I really don’t like similar results to the point I move away from YT to discover media that is more align with what I want to see. (neutral, objective, insightful, cute, fun, historical).
    Having this option makes YT more enjoyable for people like me; I don’t want to see yet another outraged tween ranting about such and such, or having new concepts that I don’t care about being shoved onto my screen during my free time. Being “against having this option” is basically people wanting to force me to watch this drivel.

    When I’m being forced media, I walk away from said media. When people fight to be able to force stuff onto me, they go on the “noise to ignore”-pile.

  • DaisyToo

    “Members of the ‘LGBT community’ are confused”?

    Um, obviously.

  • Thomas Crane

    Some people have the energy to be mad about everything. I don’t. Who cares about this? People that were using restricted mode and super love queer videos? They can go pee in the Ocean.

  • Mermadic

    You can scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page while you’re logged in and Restricted Mode will be shown as on or off. Mine was off by default.. what, exactly are these tards whining about, again?

  • Sally Smith

    They say that Milo’s views are “dangerous” so yeah, it’s okay for him to be BANNED from twitter. But when Christian parents (or any non saw parents) don’t want their kids to watch gay videos because that is dangerous to what they want their kid’s values to be, that’s discrimination? At least the content is still available….

    • GTKRWN

      Meanwhile terrorist attacks against a college to stop a gay jew in an interracial relationship isn’t an attack against the LGBTQPBMZGRDP in any way whatsoever.

      Liberal “morality” is so conveniently flexible!

  • Alex Wargo

    Could you specify something for me? I can’t express myself in english properly I hope you get me right. So the issue is, youtube allows filtering not specifically LGBTQ material but the one that is under the age limit? So their’s no even hidden homophobia in this policy people could be worry about? I’m asking because the screens could make someone unsure if this is an optional censorship or the anti-lgbt censorship. I doubt that “explaining what transgender, lesbians, or Gender is” content should be age restricted, cause this is not someone showing fisting to kids, this is science. Anyway discussions about sexuality shouldn’t be only parents exclusive right.