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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  3. Nicole Bauer

    February 15, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Milo,

    I am not sure if it is just my computer but when i click on your articles to read them the headline gets cut off by the ‘Dangerous’ banner at the top of the screen. Just a heads up!

    I took a screen capture but I can’t paste it in the comment section. Maybe I am just crazy but I swear it really happened.

    BTW you are awesome and keep shining like the bright star that you are

    • P S

      February 15, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Happens on mine too! I’m using Chrome but when I try on Safari the full header, including the menu bar, scroll up giving a full page for reading… doesn’t happen on chrome, the header stays put reducing the size of the reading pane. Need some code tweaks! 🙂

      • P S

        February 15, 2018 at 10:04 pm

        Oh, wait, sorry on Safari the header doesn’t scroll up but it doesn’t cover the headline! Just to clarify, my bad, it hadn’t fully loaded yet hahah

    • Margaret G

      February 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Happens to me as well and I’m using Chrome. I just put it down to the fact that Milo is an unapologetic narcissist. After all, I can still read the rest of the article.


    March 4, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Well I like what you said,As a junior i want some suggestion. Check my video.Thanks

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