Red Dead Redemption 2 Player Gleefully feeds on in-game feminist to an alligator. After the press release, the uploader said he was out of the action, the uploader temporarily got his YouTube.
Motherboard a publication which linked to a YouTuber named Shirrako who.
The YouTube video in question first made mainstream attention about a publication which linked to a YouTuber named Shirrako who had uploaded two contentious clips. The first, which has been viewed 1.6 million times, features Shirrako punching out a suffragette NPC Who yells in a plaza about wanting the right to vote. Red Dead Redemption 2, a Western that takes place in 1
The first clip, which happened during a live stream, which happenedstance, according to Shirrako – in a quote to Motherboard the streamer explained that "the NPC is annoying, when you try to shop for the game, your dialogue with the shopkeeper is interrupted by shouting, so I simply wanted to shop in peace. "Shirrako added that the clip was a joke, not political, and while they did not agree with the sexist comments that left some on the video, that the creators did not like censoring people's opinions, unless I like them or not. "
That video was nonetheless followed by another clip where Shirrako lassos the feminist and drags her to an alligator, which then eats her. It has been viewed over 800,000 times by cheering fans.
It should be noted that Shirrako's channel is full of search videos, seemingly showing no favoritism for any sort of person in the game. Prior to uploading the alligator footage, the youtuber so uploaded clips where he mowed down in-game members of the KKK (778,000 views), followed by a video where he gets an incoming train to kill lassoed KKK member (18,000 views). Days ago, the channel uploaded clips of Shirrako beating up a politician, a character based on Hitler, an entire town, and another where the YouTuber tries and fails to kill children.
Motherboard Motherboard Motherboard noted that the video service does not allow for "graphic content that appears to be posted in a shocking, sensational, or disrespectful manner" and that it does not "allow content that is intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous activities."
This news set off waves on YouTube, with commentators noting that it is a dangerous precedent to ban people off the platform based on what they've done in a video game, especially given that violence is prevalent among many popular games.
Beyond commentary videos, other YouTubers re-uploaded the clip in solidarity with Shirrako, while others petitioned YouTube executives to take another look at the case. Upon further review, YouTube reinstated Shirrako's channel, leaving all the videos intact, but applying to age restriction to the footage.
"YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit among other things, gratuitous violence, nudity, dangerous and illegal activities, and hate speech," a YouTube spokesperson told The Verge. "Creative formats search as video games can be used as content crosses the line and is flagged to our attention, we take action as necessary."