Viewers told parody is ‘inappropriate or offensive to some audiences…’
UPDATE 3/28/2018 7:30 a.m.: Since the Drudge Report link this article yesterday, YouTube has placed further restrictions on the video referenced below. You can no longer view it when embedded on another web site – it must be watched on YouTube.com. Information about numbers of views, which are likely enormous because of the Drudge link, is no longer available. Also, viewers who visit the web page for the video now see this additional warning:
To watch the video, click here or on the video embed at the end of this article.
(Paul Chesser, Liberty Headlines) A satirical video that overdubs fiery rhetoric of Adolf Hitler (in German) over a speech given by student activist David Hogg at Saturday’s “March for our Lives” in Washington has earned it a warning to viewers on YouTube.
The video channel, owned by Google, flagged the 56-second send-up of the gun control advocate — who shot to fame following his reporting and commentary at the Parkland, Fla. school shootings — as “inappropriate” or “offensive.”
Viewers attempting to watch the video were met with the following message, and then had to click “I understand and wish to proceed” in order to play it:
The parody, posted on a YouTube channel managed by “MAGA3D,” converts the footage of Hogg’s speech in DC into a black-and-white grainy imagery, with the sound of a 1930s-era film projector in the background, and the impassioned speech of the German fuhrer roughly matching up to Hogg’s lip movements.
The sound of applause and salutes to Hitler in response from crowds are linked to the fist-raising responses from participants at “March for our Lives.”
“MAGA3D” titled the video, “Hogg Hitler! The little dictator in the making.”
According to YouTube’s warning, the content “has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.”
It is not clear whether the video has been flagged because of complaints by viewers, by editorial review by employees, or both.
Regardless, much harsher and edgier content is all over YouTube without such warnings.
Watch the video below: