Fred Karger Campaign Ad Flagged, Pulled by YouTube

10:35 pm in Uncategorized by Lisa Derrick

Citing their Terms of Service, YouTube yanked GOP presidential candidate’s Fred Karger’s “Sexy Frisbee” California campaign video after it was flagged by YouTube viewers. The video is now on Vimeo.

Karger, who is openly gay, made a lighthearted California-themed campaign ad which featured cute guys and gals frolicking on the beach in “Fred Who” tee-shirts. At the end, two men kiss. And the problem is?

Actually the problem seems to be with YouTube and its users: Karger’s minute-long video does not violate any law, is not sexually explicit, and the  beach goers wear more clothes than Victoria’s Secret models. I looked over YouTube’s community guidelines and nowhere does it say that showing two people kissing is a violation of community guidelines–were it, a lot of music and wedding videos wouldn’t be put up!

Karger’s ad had over 15,000 views in two days before it was pulled the evening of April 24, and a 30-second version will begin airing this Thursday, April 26, in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties.

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