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YouTube: Judge Creators By the Color of Their Skin, Not by the Content of Their Channel

YouTube is the subject of mass ridicule yet again after attempting to virtue signal on their Twitter account.

Can’t they just go one week without controversy?

The video sharing platform, owned by Google, tweeted “Roses are red, Violets are blue, Subscribe to black creators” on Valentine’s Day in honor of Black History Month. YouTube has even changed their twitter avatar to say “#Create Black History” to create maximum impact.

Unfortunately YouTube’s call for virtue signaling fell onto deaf ears as they were met with devastating backlash from, seemingly, the entire YouTube community.

Some users pointed out the racial undertones of encouraging people to only support creators based on skin colour instead of merit:

Whilst others decided a routine mocking was in order:

YouTuber Sky Williams (900K subscribers) pointed out that YouTube flagged his channel and did not offer tenable support to him when he needed it:

YouTube’s bout of moral grandstanding ironically comes after the popular media site has repeatedly been criticized for promoting bothersome brothers Jake and Logan Paul. The website has been somewhat vilified for ignoring the community’s myriad of complaints about the behavior of the two Pauls, and only recently have taken action in disciplining Logan Paul after he tasered a few dead rats in a video.

YouTube continues to come under harsh scrutiny from conservative content creators who’ve had their videos, or entire channels, de-monetized.

Roses are red

Violets are blue

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feature image, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki via Mashable

 
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