Twitter suspends rapper for tweeting ‘dude’ to left-wing ‘trans woman’
February 28, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Twitter’s war on “misgendering” took another controversial turn this week with the suspension of British rap artist Zuby for tweeting “ok dude” to a transgender activist with a history of inflammatory comments on social media.
The exchange began with Emily Gorcenski, a biological male who “identifies” as female, boasting to Zuby that he sleeps with more women that Zuby, to which the rapper responded, “Ok dude…” That was enough to lock his account for violating Twitter’s rules against “hateful conduct,” which the company defines as including the act of referring to someone by their actual sex instead of their claimed “gender identity.”
Everyone please demand @Twitter @TwitterSafety #FreeZuby. He was suspended for saying "Ok dude"— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 27, 2020
He was replying to a person who told him she sleeps with more women than @ZubyMusic does.
"Ok dude" is literally all he said. In common vernacular "dude" is used to refer to anybody. pic.twitter.com/92ICzLFGwZ
While Twitters’ hard line against “misgendering” is controversial enough, many have also responded to this incident by noting that “dude,” while generally associated with males, is also commonly applied to both sexes without controversy.
Zuby, who garnered attention last year for mocking the legitimacy of biological males competing with actual female weightlifters, told The Daily Wire of his suspension, “I will be back soon.”
Just took the UK women's bench press record too...
For reps. ��
Strong, stunning and brave. pic.twitter.com/PYReGRkyYI— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) February 26, 2019
Gorcenski is no stranger to controversy, having used his social media platform for messages such as claiming Virginia Republicans are likely to murder him for being “transgender” and declaring it “OK to punch Nazis,” a popular sentiment in far-left circles which is controversial in large part because leftists, including Gorcenski, frequently define as a “Nazi” anyone with any number of mainstream conservative or non-liberal views:
Aww. As a transgender woman, I am genuinely afraid of Republicans murdering me if I stop for gas in the wrong part of Virginia. https://t.co/HveLl3ddc0— Pronoun Enforcer (@EmilyGorcenski) March 22, 2017
It is ok to punch nazis, particularly this Nazi— Pronoun Enforcer (@EmilyGorcenski) February 25, 2020
These beliefs are being broadcast through every major media outlet from Fox to CNN to the New York Times. Nazi propaganda is everywhere, and you don’t actually need to be a Nazi to be inspired to act on it.— Pronoun Enforcer (@EmilyGorcenski) December 31, 2019
That’s the whole point.
That’s the central danger of it.
Zuby’s suspension is only the latest example of Twitter’s left-wing bias. Prior evidence includes the company’s long record of bans and suspensions affecting non-violent, non-hateful, non-obscene tweets from right-of-center perspectives, its double standards on violent rhetoric, and the admissions of Twitter insiders that the company has intentionally singled out conservative accounts and topics.