NEWS: King 810’s video for ‘Killem All’ banned by YouTube; cited as “hate speech”!

It seems that massively popular video sharing and streaming platform YouTube have clamped down on their acceptance of certain content after banning Michigan, Flint based metal outfit King 810‘s video for their track, ‘Killem All’.

The video for the song, which comes from the band’s 2014 full-length record ‘Memoirs Of A Murderer’, was banned by the website after being determined by the company as a form of “hate speech”. It’s largely composed of footage of gun crime and gun violence taken from CCTV footage.

Though banned and removed from YouTube from public viewing, the video for ‘Killem All’ is still available via other video platforms, and can be streamed below.

Following the news of the video being banned from YouTube, the band’s frontman David Gunn took to the band’s Instagram account to respond and comment on what has happened.

Logged into @youtube this morning to this tragedy. Youtube claiming to encourage free speech but removing content they arbitrarily pin as "hate speech." This is music and artistic expression. The song and video are social commentary. Youtube you would not even exist as a company if they removed all things anyone may consider "hate speech." We as a people have made this a very large very rich company. I understand this is a for profit company with a policy and an agenda but its a bit dangerous when giants like Youtube and @google censor information and art only to expose us to cherry picked pieces consistent with their own views. Especially when we rely on them from day to day. This is something people should be aware and concerned about. – @dkgunn

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“Logged into YouTube this morning to this tragedy. YouTube claiming to encourage free speech but removing content they arbitrarily pin as “hate speech.” This is music and artistic expression. The song and video are social commentary. YouTube, you would not even exist as a company if they removed all things anyone may consider “hate speech.”

We as a people have made this a very large, very rich company. I understand this is a for profit company with a policy and an agenda but it’s a bit dangerous when giants like YouTube and Google censor information and art only to expose us to cherry picked pieces consistent with their own views. Especially when we rely on them from day to day. This is something people should be aware and concerned about.”