Who decides what is and isn’t appropriate on YouTube?
I wonder because the policy itself comes off as archaic.
I imagine a stiff suit with patches of gray hair and bifocals, using on oxygen machine and reading “The Christian Times” while planted firmly behind a mahogany desk until the 5 o’clock whistle blows, at which point his nurse arrives with his walker and guides him to his chauffer so he can get to bed by 7pm.
Maybe I am a little biased. Maybe I feel this way because my PG rated banana video was removed in less than two hours for being violating YouTube ethics.
I hadn’t given this much thought in months, but am reminded of it again today after reading an LA Weekly article about the Fred Karger ‘Sexy Frisbee’ video having been yanked from YouTube.
Geez. It was only two men kissing. Does that really violate YoutTube ethics? This is 2012.
Thankfully Mr.Karger, the only gay republican to ever run for president, thought quickly and reposted his video to Vimeo. Vimeo is apparently way more open minded than YouTube.
YouTube, having been put in their place, saw the error of their ways and scrambled to repost the video they claimed violated their policy. Unsavory business, no?
In honor of this YouTube snafu I am reposting my banana video for all to see….
This is what YouTube deemed “inappropriate.”