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Social media sensation Libs of TikTok was locked out of its Twitter account on Wednesday for a tweet about kids at drag shows that was deemed to be “abuse and harassment.”
Only after losing an appeal and deleting the offending tweet was Libs of TikTok allowed to tweet again. “Twitter thinks it’s abuse to document drag shows. I think it’s abuse for drag shows to be taking place in front of kids,” Libs of TikTok wrote in an update on their Substack about the ordeal, which included the news that the tweet was banned in Germany.
On Wednesday night Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon reported, “BREAKING: Twitter just locked out @libsoftiktok for posting a thread about several recent drag shows for kids. The thread allegedly violates Twitter’s rules against ‘abuse and harassment.’ You know what’s actually abusive? Drag shows for kids.”
According to screenshots, the specific tweet flagged by Twitter read, “~MEGA DRAG THREAD~ They say it’s innocent. They say it’s just about inclusion and acceptance. They say no one is trying to confuse, corrupt, or sexualize kids. They lie.” It was originally posted on May 30.
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“You can promote drag shows for kids on Twitter. That’s fine. You can even share videos of yourself performing in them. The only thing you can’t do is criticize them,” Dillon tweeted. “Somehow the feelings of a few drag queens matter more to Twitter than the corruption of a generation of children.”
In an update on Thursday morning, Dillon also announced that Twitter denied Libs of TikTok’s appeal to overturn the violation.
“Twitter has denied Libs of TikTok’s appeal,” Dillon tweeted with an image reading that Twitter determined “a violation did take place” of their “rules against abusive behavior” with the tweet.
Libs of TikTok tweeted later on Thursday afternoon, confirming that the account was reopened. The offending tweet has been replaced with the message “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules. Learn more.”
“I’m back! Apparently posting videos and flyers of drag events is abusive but the actual events are just ‘innocent family friendly entertainment,’” the accounted tweeted.
Dillon previously reported shortly after Libs of TikTok’s original tweet in May that the account was banned from participating in Twitter ads, though the notification did not specify the reason.
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“Libs of TikTok has been banned from running ads on Twitter. A notification of ineligibility was sent out that failed to offer a specific reason,” Dillon tweeted at the time.
In May, Libs of TikTok was also suspended from Instagram over the claim that the account violated the platform’s Community Guidelines but it was not specified how. Instagram later restored the account over twelve hours later claiming that Libs of TikTok was “disabled by mistake.”
The Libs of TikTok account usually shares videos of left-wing individuals openly expressing their social and political views on social media. It has been suspended from Twitter twice so far, once only hours it had been reinstated.
Both Twitter and Dillon did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comments.
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The recent moves by Twitter follow years of conservative users complaining that social media is attempting to censor their views. Dillon’s own company Babylon Bee was locked out its Twitter account back in March.