14-year-old banned from Youtube, called gay people ‘paedophile victims’
Youtube has banned a 14-year-old, who amassed almost a million subscribers by posting racist and anti-Muslim videos, after she posted an anti-gay video on Friday (August 2).
According to Buzzfeed, the Youtuber known as Soph writes scripts with a “collaborator,” and had her channel removed for violating the platform’s hate speech policy in what was her “final strike.”
The video was titled “Pride and Prejudice,” and began with the young YouTuber saying that Pride month was “30 days of AIDS-carrying paedophile victims patting themselves on the back for their lifestyle.”
Other comments made by the 14-year-old in the video included that gay people are “hedonists, utterly unable to achieve the love that a married heterosexual couple can,” and that “whatever meaning gays manage to squeeze out of their relationships will never hold a candle to procreation.”
The teen gained notoriety online in May, when Buzzfeed reported on an anti-Muslim video titled “Be not afraid,” in which Soph wore a hijab.
In the video she said: “I get raped by my 40-year-old husband every so often and I have to worship a black cube to indirectly please an ancient Canaanite god — but at least I get to go to San Fran and stone the s*** out of some gays, and the cops can’t do anything about it because California is a crypto-caliphate.”
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The teen threatened to murder Youtube’s CEO
Earlier this year, she even posted a video in which she threatened to murder Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki, saying: “Susan, I’ve known your address since last summer. I’ve got a Luger and a mitochondrial disease. I don’t care if I live.
“Why should I care if you live or your children? I just called an Uber. You’ve got about seven minutes to draft up a will… I’m coming for you, and it ain’t gonna be pretty.”
However, these videos did not result in her channel being taken down.
After her channel was finally removed, Soph posted a picture on Twitter holding what appeared to be a gun, with the caption “Youtube headquarters here I come.”
She later removed the picture and said the tweet was a “joke.”
Youtube has come under fire in recent months for its implementation of hate speech policies.
In June it said that a right-wing creator who targeted a Vox journalist with anti-gay abuse did not violate hate speech policies.