BuzzFeed has published a lengthy hit piece on a 14-year-old girl in an attempt to get her deplatformed.
In an article entitled YouTube’s Newest Far-Right, Foul-Mouthed, Red-Pilling Star Is A 14-Year-Old Girl, BuzzFeed’s Joel Bernstein tries to shame YouTube into taking action against Soph, who has more than 800,000 subscribers on the platform.
At issue is a 20 minute rant Soph uploaded in which she rails against Islam, social justice warriors and mainstream media journalists.
The monologue is filled with profanity and laced with edgy insults and slurs. It is definitely not “advertiser friendly”. But the way in which BuzzFeed has devoted its resources to shaming a child has caused widespread anger.
Many pointed out the contradiction of the media heavily promoting the 11-year-old drag queen kid ‘Desmond is Amazing’ while publicly shaming a 14-year-old girl for expressing edgy opinions.
How BuzzFeed covers Soph versus Desmond is Amazing reveals the need for a broader conversation about public morality when it comes to children. pic.twitter.com/sAEknHufEP
— Jeff Giesea🌿 (@jeffgiesea) 14 May 2019
As per usual, YouTube immediately caved to the deplatforming effort by preventing Soph from uploading.
uuhhhh, Susan,,,,, pic.twitter.com/3Ozcf0EeIg
— soph (@sewernugget) 14 May 2019
It seems likely her entire channel may be deleted soon thanks to BuzzFeed lobbying for her removal.
Reaction on Twitter was vehement.
There are adult “journalists” who hunt down kids on YouTube to report for wrong thing. (Which in this case is biting social commentary and funnier than anything on network TV.) Fine work, @BuzzFeed…
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) 14 May 2019
YouTube is deplatforming a 14-year-old girl for exploring her own viewpoints. Not cool.
— Ali Alexander (@ali) 14 May 2019
— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) 13 May 2019
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) 14 May 2019
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) 14 May 2019
There is a war on free speech. Without your support, my voice will be silenced.
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