Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) voiced his support for Blaze Media conservative comedian Steven Crowder on Thursday, saying that YouTube’s decision to demonetize his page — which boasts nearly four million followers — is “ridiculous.”
YouTube announced on Twitter Wednesday that it would no longer allow Crowder’s page to generate income as a result of accusations of engaging in allegedly homophobic language.
The Google-owned video platform had been under pressure after Vox writer Carlos Maza organized a campaign attacking the conservative comedian for going on “homophobic” attacks.
“Update on our continued review–we have suspended this channel’s monetization,” the tweet stated. “We came to this decision because a pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies.” – READ MORE