The Fight Against Roast Videos Continues Till YouTube Reveal Its Stand
|Fight against Roast videos continues, Photo by Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash, edited by author|
Today we are less than a hundred; tomorrow, we will be millions
“First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.” — Martin Niemöller
We can classify roast videos into various genres. Roast and stand-up comedy targeted to politics, culture, and social degradation not only reflect our society but throws light into darkness. They are humorous; they are entertaining and an eye-opener. Sadly, all roast videos are not good for society. People target videos to a specific gender (sexual orientation), race, ethnic or community and throw personalized comments to view other communities. This culture is growing in South Asia.
Unhealthy roast cultures flourish in under-developed countries because of various reasons, including not knowing about personal rights. People who are personally harassed can do nothing to protect themselves because all this happens on social media, including YouTube and Facebook.
Yes, it is the fault of Facebook and YouTube because they host such content. It is their fault because they do not employ enough officers and moderators to investigate this case. It is their fault that people go through social and emotional depression.
Sachin and Nikisha are just an example of this complicated society. Know about their story on this page.
This story is about fighting against roast videos. And this fight will continue until YouTube reveals its stands.
YouTube needs to explain what types of roast are allowed and what is not. No YouTube creator may attack any citizen personally, irrespective of nature.
We will broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook and spread awareness among people while asking questions to YouTube leaders.
Have something to say?
If you want to give your recorded statement or live statement, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will notify you about our upcoming live session on this space. I will need your support and feedback.
Why am I doing this?
There is no personal reason to take this step, but I am deeply hurt by YouTube creators harassing marginalized and vulnerable people. I know this happens in most parts of South Asia, and I know tomorrow it can be any of us can be the target of their roast. Tomorrow our children can be the target of this money-oriented platform. It should stop. We should stop.
I will post our regular updates on Medium blog and my personal blog.
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I am hopeful that this voice, if not in a month, but in a year, shall make an impact on YouTube roast and prank videos targeted personally.