YouTube has apologized after causing outrage by removing a music video from singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, better known as Five for Fighting, directly criticizing President Joe Biden and his chaotic exit from Afghanistan.
Ondrasik announced his video had been pulled in a statement on Friday, blasting the company for flagging the clip over footage of “Taliban atrocities” while other videos containing similar footage remained up and even monetized.
“To not show said Taliban atrocities in any artistic statement on Afghanistan would be a gross injustice to the victims and enable the Taliban’s ongoing persecution of 40 million Afghan citizens,” the musician wrote.
Read more: YouTube claims ‘mistake’ in pulling music video critical of Biden – No Susan Wojcicki you were exposed as a psychopathic censorious liar and you say it was a ‘mistake’ in an effort to stop yourself being seen for what you are – a psychopathic censorious liar. Nuremberg is coming Wojcicki, just a matter of time