Warning: This post will have a lot of swearing, I am pissed!
A lot of LGBTQ+ YouTubers are pissed right now and so they fucking well should be. This post may come across as a rant because it was not a planned post for this month, but fuck it I need to write about this, because more people need to know about this and talk about this.
Now I first came across news of this through this YouTube video a week ago when one of my favourite LGBTQ+ channels, uppercaseCHASE1, who is an amazing YouTuber who has shared some amazing trans content on YouTube and tackled many important topics for the community including dealing with transphobia, what is dysphoria and many other amazing vids. In the video he talks about a previous video of his that earned a strike for inappropriate content (which is very questionable because I have never seen anything inappropriate by any means on his channel) which is making their videos demonetized and then considered not advertiser friendly. This is happening to a lot of LGBTQ+ YouTubers just for putting words like Trans and coming out in there videos and tags because these words are apparently offensive these videos become demonetized. Seriously. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK YOUTUBE! But then to add insult to injury many of these demonetized videos that still allow ads on their video, well guess what kind of ads they are getting?
These disgusting Anti LGBTQ+ plus videos and one of them even offers a donation link to their so called cause in the advertisement. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK? As far as me and many others are considered these so called causes and adverts are nothing more than hate speech! People within the LGBTQ+ community go to these videos looking for support but instead before watching the videos get these disgusting ads telling them how sick they are? And the fact that this is continuing to happen now, in this month of all times in America is beyond disgusting. These wonderful creators on YouTube get enough hate as it is for just being themselves and sharing a voice that a lot of people try to drag down but now seeing these videos having these disgusting ads on them, it is just beyond degrading to these creators.
I will be keeping an eye on this situation and keep you my readers update. No I will not name the companies making these ads because that will just give them more traffic. I’m Mistress of Yaoi and I am pissed that I had to write about this this month.