Your removal of our video “Pink Paradise”…has left us feeling unsettled. […] There are thousands of videos that target the heterosexual audience currently on YouTube that show blatant female nudity and sexual scenarios with millions of views. […] There is no doubt in our mind that there would be no issue if the exact same video was posted with female models instead of male. Are you being homophobic or is it something else?”
The irony that Randy Blue model Chip Tanner (whose own series of YouTube videos on homophobia and gender equality could have predicted this years ago) appears in this particular Andrew Christian underwear video is…ironic. Here’s the video:
I don’t know if YouTube is homophobic (in fact if I had to decide, I’d err on the side of YouTube/Google not being homophobic), but I do know that there are homophobic people who use YouTube for the sole purpose of leaving homophobic comments and reporting videos like this. And there is nothing anyone can do about them. Because YouTube’s policy is to “pull first, ask questions later,” I would suggest that people who want to make sexy gay underwear videos with giant cocks bouncing around just use Vimeo (as Andrew Christian obviously already has!), which is a better quality video hosting site anyway.
Unless of course the free publicity from being “banned” and then throwing around the word “homophobic” is too tempting to resist…