Weak sauce, youtube
Youtube in it’s infinite wisdom decided that my piss drinking video was too fucked up for their service. I guess I could see their point if it wasn’t so easy to find stuff that’s way more disturbing on their servers, like these shirtless young black men attempting to seduce mentally challenged women by humping a couch.
That’s OK, but me taking part in one of the oldest forms of natural medicine in the world; urine therapy – that’s over the top? Kinda weird, especially when there’s dozens of videos also on the subject readily available on youtube right now.
This is the letter that youtube sent me alerting me of my indiscretion. Since I’m not sure exactly what they were upset with since all they’re saying is that I received a “community guidelines warning strike”, whatever the fuck that means. I’m assuming from the tone of the warning that it was given because someone falsely claimed that they saw my penis in the video. We’ve gone over the high definition version of the video with a fine tooth comb, and even brought in special dick sniffing dogs just to be safe, but the bottom line is that there’s no penis to be seen in that video. My penis, much like Lyoto Machida, is very elusive. When I put the image in this blog post it fucks up the tables, so I’m just going to leave a link to it. You can view it here: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/3832423645_28101a018d_o.png
The other possibility as to why youtube removed the video was that they felt like the discussion I was having with a woman in the audience about Spike TV’s decision to censor the word “faggot” from the otherwise uncensored version of my stand up comedy special. I was talking onstage about the same thing I’ve discussed here in my blog about how a gay man told me that the word “faggot” is only for gay people to use, and that it’s their “nigger.” Apparently those two words together were just too much craziness for some folks to handle, and they decided that a rational discussion of context and the intent behind certain taboo words was just way too much to see on the internet. I’m assuming this was the case, because they removed the video from my good buddy Redban’s account as well. He’s the editor and the creator of the video, and here’s what they said to him about why they took it down:
“Hate speech” refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group. For instance, racist or sexist content may be considered hate speech. Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, it is generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.
I have neither the time nor the desire to get into how retarded it is that a discussion of the intent behind certain taboo words can be thought of as hate speech, but I can tell you this, if anyone ever said anything resembling that statement to me at a party, I’m definitely not going to ask them if they want to come outside and get high. In fact, I’m not going to ask them anything other than to please politely shut the fuck up. If that’s really the way you think, reality itself is far challenging enough on it’s own without any enhancement.
Could you even imagine the kind of douche bag you would have to be to say that to someone?
“Well, it’s generally ok to criticize a nation…”
Douche bag alarms go off, eyes roll all around, and people start looking for the door.
Anyway, the bottom line is you can’t see my penis in the video, there’s plenty of other urine therapy videos all over youtube, and if the words “faggot” and “nigger” are really so omnipotent that they can’t even be brought up without it being labeled “hate speech,” than my point has been proven. To satisfy the easily offended we have re-edited the video and removed those horrible, evil words, but kept in the nutritious and healthy act of piss drinking.