Steven Crowder Suspended from Twitter for Conservative Comedy
Edgy, right-of-center comedians are treated suspiciously differently from left-wingers by the mainstream media and some social platforms
Conservative comedian Steven Crowder (shown above), his producer Jared Monroe (also known as “Not Gay Jared”), and their intern — who goes by the pseudonym Sven Computer — have found themselves unable to access their Twitter accounts as the leftist censorship crusade intensifies.
The trio from CRTV’s “Louder with Crowder” show was partially suspended from Twitter recently for violating the site’s “hateful conduct” policy, according to the Louder With Crowder website.
This came after Sven Computer did an undercover video for their YouTube channel, in which he attended a “Gender Nonconformity” meetup at the SXSW Conference this week.
Crowder posted the video on his Twitter account — but YouTube deleted the video from its site and Twitter deleted the tweet.
In the video, Crowder’s intern crashes the meetup and pretends to identify as a computer.
The original video had a curse word that wasn’t bleeped, but when Crowder rectified the problem, it was still taken down and his account was suspended for a longer period of time. This is what has led many to believe it is the actual content that Twitter has a problem with, and not something else.
Twitter and YouTube have suspended @scrowder's accounts after he was slandered as a bigot (hate bigots; love Crowder; it's just a lie). These are assaults on free speech from people who should be committed to the spread of info. #freecrowder!
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) March 14, 2018
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 14, 2018
This is not the first time Crowder has been punished for his beliefs. The conservative comedian was banned from speaking at DePaul University last month. DePaul had previously banned fellow right-wingers Ben Shapiro, Gavin McInnes, and Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus.
The Louder with Crowder team is not the only bunch of conservative comedians who have lost out because of their beliefs. Last September, Crowder’s friend Owen Benjamin had a show booked at the University of Connecticut, but the school canceled on him because he’d commented publicly that he was against children taking hormone blockers.
The cancellation resulted in $7,500 of lost income for Benjamin, according to his Twitter feed.
The insane irony here is that people on the Left can say whatever they want, and they’re not hit with the same sort of blowback.
Stephen Colbert was not fired or even fined by the FCC last year when he said of President Donald Trump, “In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*** holster.”
Bill Maher used the N-word on the air in 2017 — while HBO renewed his show for three more seasons later that year.
Plus, Kathy Griffin has a North American comedy tour coming up despite the horrible stunt she engaged in last year, in which held a fake severed head that resembled President Donald Trump. In fact, she’s calling her tour the “Laugh Your Head Off World Tour” and in the photo for it — she is holding a globe in the same manner (yes, you read that right) that she was holding the mock head in the previous photo.
Those liberal comedians — whose actions were far more extreme than Crowder’s — still have careers and access to their Twitter accounts. Twitter also calls Crowder “hateful” (for what exactly is still unclear) — yet they let rabid anti-Semites like Louis Farrakhan, David Duke, and Richard Spencer have accounts on their site. Farrakhan is even verified.
Even if they don’t agree with Crowder, his rights are protected by the First Amendment — but it’s no surprise these leftists want to shut down someone because they don’t agree with the message.
Suspending Crowder, Monroe, and Sven Computer shows that leftists are so busy attacking mainstream conservatives that their sense of reality has become distorted. Even if they don’t agree with Crowder, his rights are protected by the First Amendment — but it’s no surprise these leftists want to shut down someone because they don’t agree with the message.
That’s their go-to tactic these days. Any speech that contradicts their opinions is “hateful.”
Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.