Grammy-nominated singer John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting seen one thing unusual about his more and more common music video on YouTube.
Namely, Ondrasik’s video had vanished.
The video is for the tune “Blood On My Hands,” which slams Joe Biden for the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. And now, the video is … gone.
“I have just received notification that @YouTube has taken down the Blood on My Hands – White House Docu-Music video,” Onrasik tweeted. “Before posting, I placed a ‘Graphic Warning’ disclaimer at the front of the video to let the audience know that the content would not be suitable for younger audiences due to images of Taliban atrocities. “YouTube reviewed the video and inserted a child content restriction which I appreciated and found appropriate.”
But then the video went viral, instantly compiling greater than 250,000 views. Suddenly, simply as shortly, YouTube reversed course, citing a mysterious “graphic content policy.”
Ondrasik, 57, had a few massive hits in “100 Years” and “Superman,” taking part in all the devices and dealing with all of the vocals. Now, he’s vocalizing that YouTube’s censorship is a violation of free speech. And fairly frankly, looks like a type of communism.
“To not show said Taliban atrocities in any artistic statement on Afghanistan would be a gross injustice to the victims and enable the Taliban’s ongoing persecution of 40 million Afghan citizens,” Ondrasik wrote.
“That YouTube took down the video after 5 days, as it was growing in reach, should concern anyone who values free speech and advocacy for humanitarian causes.”
We wrote extra in regards to the tune, “Blood on My Hands,” when it was first launched. You can take a look at that submit at this hyperlink.