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YouTube’s Pride video is being trolled by vile anti-LGBT commenters

Joseph McCormick June 28, 2017

YouTube is being trolled by vile anti-LGBT comments on a video it shared in celebration of Pride Month.

The video, posted on Tuesday 27 June celebrates a number of moments in LGBT life in the last year as well as appearances by YouTubers and celebrities.

Despite the positive and celebratory nature of the video, it has received over 180,000 down votes compared to 117,000 up votes.

It has also been trolled with a large number of anti-LGBT comments calling the video “madness” and comparing LGBT people to child sex abusers.

One user wrote: “Whyy does Youtube keep shoving this kind of content down our throats?”

Another added: “God save us from this nightmare.”

“3% of the population, 40% of child predators”

In one amazingy ignorant comment, a user wrote: “Noticed how mostly women are defending this video? By the state of the West, becoming more and more evident, most women are ruled by their emotions and don’t have the stomach to make tough fact based decisions.”

Another made a “joke” referring to the Holocaust, writing: “Sorry, I’m a bit late for this shitshow.
Now, has everybody been issued with a pink star, because the trains are rolling out pretty soon.”

“CAN WE PLEASE HAVE INCEST PRIDE MONTH TOO “LOVEISLOVE” XD THANKS!” added another.

Despite the anti-LGBT comments, the video has been viewed some 5 million times.

Check out the video below:

YouTube has been a strong supporter of Pride in the past and often releases videos to celebrate Pride Month.

In a moving compilation video posted back in 2013, YouTube launched a campaign to feature Pride videos, and has launched a campaign to inspire LGBT people and their allies to show their pride.

But the site earlier this year admitted making “mistakes,” and promised “we’re going to fix” a phenomenon which saw many LGBT videos hidden from some viewers.

The site’s Restricted Mode feature, introduced by Google to “filter out potentially inappropriate content,” had automatically hidden many seemingly benign LGBT videos.
After the site said “Sorry for all the confusion” in a tweet, Johanna Wright, YouTube’s VP of Product Management, went further in her apology for the malfunctioning feature.

A super cute YouTube couple came out as gay last year on their channel.

More: Pride, Pride month, YouTube

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