YouTube Royalty Ethan Klein Calls for Bombing NRA Conference in Houston, TX On Live Stream; Cuts Segment From Posted Video; Video Then Removed For Violating Terms
Update: Added Ethan Klein’s own thoughts on violence…
If you don’t know who Ethan Klein is, here’s a quick rundown. Ethan is a YouTuber and founder of h3h3Productions where he, at one time, posted prank and reaction videos. He was also very pro-speech in the past, but lately has switched sides to the totalitarians where he constantly tries to cancel creators and have them lose their sponsors. He has seemingly fell down a dark hole where he lacks any kind of humor and just seems very miserable.
Ethan also was one of the main people questioning Joe Rogan’s “health choices” when it came to how Rogan handled his COVID infection and even called for him to be disciplined in some way for pushing “medical misinformation.” Of course, Ethan himself is not in very healthy looking physical shape.
Now that you’re caught up on a basic level, let’s get into his latest gaff. Remember that dark hole I mentioned earlier? Yeah, well, he’s now uncontrollably speaking about things like hoping someone “bombs” the NRA conference that’s going on in Houston, Texas this weekend.
Specifically, Ethan Klein said “saw there was a big protest outside the NRA meeting which was good. Do we have any insight into what they’re actually talking about there at the NRA meeting that’s today in Texas? Someone should bomb that building.“
See and hear it for yourself in the video.
Later in the rest of the video that has now been taken down, Ethan says “More people need to be getting loud, more people need to be getting angry, getting in people’s f*cking faces,” That was kept in the final posted video.
Um… that’s borderline assault there, Mr. Klein. Getting in people’s faces isn’t something you should be suggesting, let alone the bombing detail.
Originally, many were mad that Ethan didn’t receive any kind of discipline from YouTube. It’s obvious to many that he is favorited and lives by different rules than most (most likely due to his switch in ideologies), but his NRA bombing video HAS at least been removed now a day later. It’s doubtful that any other discipline will come of this, but we’ll see. Will the H3 podcast lose sponsors? We know when we get a strike on YouTube, we are never given a chance to simply remove the video. It’s just removed and we’re given a strike.
Hell, we recently had an issue with Etsy suspending our store for a hat we sell simply due to it having 3 columns in the design and Etsy saying “they don’t allow 3 percenter support on their platform” even though we never said anything about 3 percenters.
What are your thoughts on this Ethan Klein situation? Have any experiences with suspensions on any social media platforms?