Steven Crowder

Steven Crowder

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Steven Crowder is a conservative comedian best known online for hosting the web talk show Louder with Crowder and for appearing in the screencapped image in the "Change My Mind" exploitable template.


On June 2nd, 2006, Crowder launched a channel on YouTube,[1] which gained over 3.8 million subscribers and 830 million video views over the next 13 years. On January 4th, 2009, the first video was uploaded to the channel, titled "GO TEAM ISRAEL! (featuring Obama's moobs)" (shown below). In November 2009, Crowder was hired by Fox News, where he wrote a column for the media company's website.

Feud With Carlos Maza

On May 30th, 2019, Vox writer Carlos Maza posted several tweets accusing Crowder of "online harassment" and attacking his "sexual orientation and ethnicity." In the Twitter thread, Maza included a montage of video clips featuring Crowder mocking Maza (shown below).

In response, the official @TeamYouTube Twitter feed replied to Maza that they were "looking into it further" and had sent him a direct message (shown below).

TeamYouTube @TeamYouTube Replying to @gaywonk Thanks so much for outlining all of this-we're looking into it further. Sending you a DM now. 11:29 PM 30 May 2019

The following day, Crowder uploaded a Louder with Crowder episode titled "VOX is Trying to Ban This Channel," which accused Maza and his employer Vox Media of attempting to use claims of "online harassment" in order to take down the Crowder YouTube channel for being a competitor (shown below). The same day, the LourderWithCrowder[2] web site published a blog post compiling all of the rebuttals to Maza's Vox videos.

On June 4th, YouTuber Keemstar retweeted Maza's appearance on the BuzzFeed News show AM2DM and accused Maza of "trying to start an Adpocalypse on YouTube again cus another YouTuber hurt his feelings" (shown below).

YouTube's Decision

Later that day, the official @TeamYouTube Twitter feed posted several tweets to Maza announcing that after an "in-depth review," they found Crowder's videos did not violate their policies although they "found language that was clearly hurtful" (shown below).

On Twitter, many were divided on YouTube's decision. The @EthicalGooglers Twitter feed posted a graphic with the slogan "No Pride in YouTube," claiming that YouTube had capitalized on Pride as a marketing campaign (shown below, left). Journalist Michael Tracey posted a thread stating that while he found Crowder to be "obnoxious, unfunny, and politically appalling," he was disturbed by the trend of journalists demanding that large tech companies remove content that violated their sensibilities (shown below, right). Meanwhile, others pointed out that Maza had previously called for political opponents to be "milkshaked" in public.[5]

Googlers Against Hate @EthicalGooglers NO IN YoUTUBE Despite YouTube capitalizing on Pride as a marketing campaign, it's clear they have no issue making policy decisions that harm LGBTQ people like @gaywonk. We have #NoPridelnYT NO PRIDE IN YOUTUBE #NOPRIDEINYT 11:01 AM 5 Jun 2019 Michael Tracey@mtracey 4h Adult journalists whining to YouTube and throwing a fit because the platform won't remove material that the journalists have subjectively deemed "harassing" is so infantile and feeble-minded, it's ridiculous t 581 113 2.8K Michael Tracey @mtracey 4h I find Steven Crowder obnoxious, unfunny, and politically appalling, but that doesn't mean I would therefore demand that his videos be removed from YouTube just because they offend my sensibilities. The principle of a free, open internet overrides my personal sensibilities t121 57 839 Michael Tracey @mtracey 3h For the millionth time. Appealing to tech authorities to be arbiters of speech imbues them with massive power that they do not deserve to wield. Journalists newfound embrace of this moralizing censoriousness is gross, and contrary to the fundamental tenets of the profession 464 49 1.6K Michael Tracey @mtracey 3h If you have a large platform and constantly make provocative political statements as part of your job, you should expect to receive provocative, demeaning insults. It's inevitable. Citing these insults to demand that your detractors be expelled from online platforms is baby stuff t 101 13 578 Michael Tracey @mtracey Contemporary online journalists remind me of the Christian conservative groups who crusaded in the 1990s and 2000s for the FCC to censor Howard Stern because he said stuff they found offensive. It's the same censorious mindset, cloaked as ostentatious moralizing 10:14 AM -5 Jun 2019

Also on June 5th, Maza posted tweets about YouTube's new policy against supremacist content, accusing it of being a "smokescreen" and that "they don't enforce any of this shit" (shown below).

Carlos Maza @gaywonk 1h YouTube's new anti-supremacy policy is a joke, a shiny prop meant to distract reporters and advertisers from the reality, which is that @YouTube doesn't actually enforce any of these documents. t 265 103 1.6K Carlos Maza @gaywonk Ask yourself this: if @YouTube has actually been enforcing its policies against hate speech and bullying, why does it need an additional policy for supremacist content? Isn't that already included? It's all a smokescreen. They don't enforce any of this s---. Don't fall for it. 12:27 PM 5 Jun 2019

Change My Mind

"Change My Mind" is a photoshop meme based on a picture Crowder seated behind a sign that reads "Male Privilege is a myth / Change My Mind" outside of Texas Christian University. Since its upload via Crowder's Twitter account in February 2018, the photograph has been turned into an exploitable template for online parodies.

Australians are just British Texans CHANGE MY MIND

Personal Life

Crowder was born on July 7th, 1987 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and grew up in Greenfield Park, Quebec. As a child, he was a voice actor on the PBS Kids show Arthur, playing the role of The Brain. On September 14th, 2012, Fox News[3] published an article by Crowder about his wedding the previous month, in which he claimed both he and his wife had practiced abstinence prior to their marriage.

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