YouTube is a wonderful place for freedom of speech, freedom of expression and most of all, freedom of identity. However, in it’s history a few people have come along and used the platform to spread their extremely controversial views and have in turn been picked up by the press, giving them heightened publicity. So move over Nicole Arbour, because Hunter Avallone just denied the entire existence of transgender people.
Posted nearly two weeks ago, Hunter’s video ‘The Truth About Transgenders’ is a hot topic of discussion and upset in the YouTube community right now, making it one of his “most disliked videos yet”. From the very first second, Hunter’s unapologetic opinion about transgender people having a “mental health disorder” in order to derive attention and heroism on the Internet is not sugar-coated in the slightest. In fact, he goes so far as to say that “being transgender is NOT normal”.
As well as saying that transgendered people do not deserve additional rights, that gender falls solely down to chromosomes/biology and that mental illness is the cause for their mislabelled identity crisis, Hunter also attacks “hairy, ugly Laci Green” for sharing her opposing opinions. He also attacks Caitlyn Jenner by addressing her with the wrong pronouns and calling out President Obama as an idiot for supporting her transition.
Since the fallout and media coverage, Hunter has released a new video saying that he “won’t be silenced” and that he 100% believes every single word that he posted to YouTube. He believes that his rights to discuss transgender peoples derives from his freedom to speak his mind, stating that whether people agree or not he has the right to say how he feels. Hunter then reminds everybody that he flat-out refuses to delete the video, claiming that he “spoke the truth in that video and [he] will not be apologising for it”.
How do you feel about Hunter’s video? Should he be allowed to share his opinions on YouTube, or are his opinions so controversial that they should be censored? Vote below to let us know!