Jessica Chastain Asks YouTube To Stop The ‘Targeted Harassment Of The LGBTQ Community’

Jessica Chastain is using her voice to put the harassment LGBTQ YouTube users face into the light.

It started with a thread by Vox writer, Carlos Maza about the continued attacks on his “sexual orientation and ethnicity”.

“I’ve been called an anchor baby, a lispy queer, a Mexican, etc. These videos get millions of views on YouTube. Every time one gets posted, I wake up to a wall of homophobic/racist abuse on Instagram and Twitter,” he wrote.

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He adds he is “not mad at Crowder.” As there “will always be monsters in the word. I f**king pissed at YouTube, which claims to support its LGBT creators, and has explicit policies against harassment and bullying.”

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“The problem is that YouTube is designed to give those a**holes a megaphone, push new followers in their directions, and keep them listening. It’s a weapon.”

Chastain retweeted the thread, tagging her friend and YouTube’s head of fashion and beauty partnerships, Derek Blasberg. “I’m hoping that your open heart and platform @YouTube can stop this targeted harassment of the #LGBTQ community. Love you,” she wrote.

According to Just Jared, YouTube is investigating Crowder’s videos since the thread went viral.

ET Canada has reached out to YouTube for comment.

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