Youtube censored a video, Dr. Michelle Cretella posted. They censored it claiming it was hate speech. So what was the doctor saying that was so hateful? Well, it turns out when you advise people of the danger of mutilating your body in the name of gender dysphoria, you are being hateful, as opposed to helpful. I mean chopping off body parts and permanently changing your body should be welcomed with open arms. We wouldn't want people thinking about the consequences of their actions...
"According to YouTube, a doctor giving her medical opinion on transgender issues is too dangerous for anyone to watch. When the Heritage Foundation's news outlet, The Daily Signal, published an interview with Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, YouTube censored it for "hate speech." The social media platform singled out this particular sentence:
"See, if you want to cut off a leg or an arm, you’re mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a pen*s, you’re transgender," Cretella said.
In the video, first published in 2017, Cretella explained that if she were to walk into a doctor's office and introduce herself as Margaret Thatcher, the physician would call her delusional and give her an antipsychotic drug. If she were to say, "Doctor, I am suicidal. I'm an amputee trapped in a normal body. Please, surgically remove my leg," she would be diagnosed with a disease — body integrity disorder.
But if she were to introduce herself as a man and ask to have her healthy breasts removed, her physician would congratulate her and mutilate her body.
After this introduction, Cretella delivered the verboten sentence, merely to drive home the point she had already made. In the video, she went on to tell the story of a young boy who thought he was a girl. In family therapy, the therapist discovered that the boy thought his parents would only love him if he was a girl — because they had to give his sister with special needs far more attention.
This medical doctor's opinion may be unpopular in many circles, but she backed it up with facts and sound reasoning. YouTube responded by deleting the video.
On Tuesday, the Daily Signal reported that YouTube had recently removed the video, giving this message: "This video has been removed for violating YouTube's policy on hate speech."
"Over the past few months, The Daily Signal worked with YouTube to try to reach a resolution. Ultimately, we were told the only way we could get the video back on YouTube was to delete the previously mentioned sentence," the Daily Signal's Katrina Trinko reported. "In other words, we had two choices: censor the doctor’s words or have no video on the world’s biggest video platform."
This is just sad. It's not just a violation of the freedom of speech, it is harmful to those on the fence about making permanent changes to their bodies. She is a doctor who better to advise someone on this kind of issue? It is not 'hate speech'. She is simply trying to stop the confused from making a permanent mistake. Her video should be promoted, not silenced. But sadly people get offended by facts these days, especially those that do not fit their views.